Two of the biggest names in music are teaming up for a good cause. Lady Gaga and Coldplay are set to perform at a Children in Need concert next month. Let’s just hope Gaga isn’t wearing a dress made of doll heads.
The concert, which is being organized by Take That’s Gary Barlow, will take place at Manchester's MEN Arena on November 17, 2011. Along with Elbow, N-Dubz, Snow Patrol, Ed Sheeran and JLS are all apart of this awesome charity.
Gary said: "I'm so thrilled that these incredible artists are giving their time for such a special charity that is close to my heart."
Gary, who took the stage last minute to perform at a concert at London's Hyde park on Sunday after Lionel Richie got sick, hinted he may sing at the concert, which will be part of the BBC's annual Children In Need charity fundraising drive in the UK.
He added: "I suppose I might be persuaded to sing a bit on the night - anything to help make this year's total the best yet."
He also promised the concert will feature "a secret roster of special celebrity guests and never-before seen surprise collaborations".
Maybe everyone who dropped out of the Michael Jackson tribute concert can hop on board here. I mean, it’s for the kids!
And speaking of MJ’s tribute concert, Beyonce is the latest celebrity to drop out of the lineup, while Jamie Foxx has agreed to host the event. It’s starting to sound more like an awards show.
The Michael Forever Tribute concert, which will be held at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, was originally put together by Jackson’s mother, Katherine. But some of the Jackson's family—Janet, Jermaine and Randy— have distanced themselves from the project due to the fact that the tribute will take place during the trail Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor accused of manslaughter in MJ’s death.
With so many acts pulling out last minute, the venue started to offer two for one tickets, something that infuriated the Jackson family.
According to MTV, Jackson fans have rallied together via the Fans Against Michael Forever Tribute Facebook page to express their anger over the announcements of a two-for-one ticket deal to help slow sales. Most of these fans had already purchased their tickets so you can imagine how pissed off they were.
Back to an actual good cause…tickets for Children in Need concert are set to go on sale on Friday September 16 via the BBC Children In Need website.