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Lady Gaga, Usher, Bono to play Clinton Foundation concert

September 13, 2011 | 12:41 pm


Lady Gaga, U2's Bono and the Edge and Usher are the first performers tapped to celebrate the 10th anniversary of former President Clinton's foundation with a concert.

Clinton's foundation has teamed up with Yahoo! for the show, called the “A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation,” which is set for Oct. 15 at the Hollywood Bowl. The event will gather "the most influential and socially responsible artists in music, film, and television," with more artists expected to be announced.

“In the past decade, commitments to my Clinton Global Initiative have improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world," Clinton said in a statement. "We’ve lowered the cost of AIDS and HIV treatment, combated climate change, strengthened economies, increased access to education and healthcare, provided financing and mentoring for small businesses. This celebration marks ten years of these efforts and demonstrates how much we can do to make a difference in the years ahead.”

Yahoo! will stream the concert live and feature highlights and interviews with the artists and other guests during and after the event.  

Pre-sale tickets through Ticketmaster are up for grabs starting Thursday, and tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Monday. Prices range from $62.70 to $273.62 (including fees).

More information on the concert can be found at clintonconcert.com.


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Photos: (From left) Lady Gaga, Bono, Usher. Credit: Los Angeles Times file photos.