Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, and More Tapped for Sting’s Rainforest Benefit Concert

Robert Downey Jr. to host annual event raising money for rainforest protection and human rights

October 25, 2019
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Repeat Stern Show guest Sting and wife Trudie Styler have enlisted the help of some major names for their 30th annual Rainforest Fund benefit concert, including Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and John Mellencamp. Other acts set to play are Shaggy, Eurythmics, and Bob Geldof, amongst others at “We’ll Be Together,” named after the 1987 Sting track.

Hosted by Robert Downey Jr., who chatted with Howard earlier this month at SiriusXM’s new Hollywood studios, the event will take place on December 9 at the Beacon Theatre in New York.

When Downey Jr. appeared on the show back in 2016, he spoke with Howard about performing with Sting at the Beacon, where the pair sang The Police classic, “Driven to Tears.” Hear a bit of that conversation in the audio track (below).

Founded in 1989 by Sting and Styler, the purpose of the Rainforest Fund is “to protect the world’s rainforests and defend the human rights of the indigenous peoples who live there,” according to Sting’s official site.

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