Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Christina Aguilera, Sting and other celebrities will join forces for the one-hour live telethon "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," airing Friday at 8 p.m. on NBCUniversal stations and streamed at NBC.com.
Money raised during the telethon will be donated to American Red Cross relief efforts.
In addition to being televised on NBC, the concert will be carried on Bravo, MSNBC, CNBC, E!, G4, Style, Syfy and USA channels. Other networks may join by the time the show gets underway Friday.
The benefit will be hosted by "Today" anchor Matt Lauer and talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams also will take part. The show will be carried live to the East Coast and tape delayed for West Coast audiences.