One Fund concert will head to TV June 29

Steven Tyler and Aerosmith perform during the Boston Strong benefit concert in Boston. Credit Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro
Steven Tyler and Aerosmith perform during the Boston Strong benefit concert in Boston. Credit Nicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

The One Fund concert that raised more than $2 million for victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings will finally air on TV.

The concert, featuring performances from New Kids on the Block, Carole King, James Taylor and more was not originally televised, causing significant frustration for those who were unable to grab tickets.

On Thursday, Live Nation and WCVB announced that the show  will air on Sat., June 29, from 7 to 11 p.m., the Boston Globe reports.  Funding was provided by John Hancock Financial.

“It came forward from ’CVB,” said Don Law, president of Live Nation. “They took the initiative, reached out to us, and said, ‘We think we can pull it together.’ They are the ones who went and got Hancock. So ’CVB deserves the credit for making this work.”

“Sure we would have loved to have carried it live,” WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine told the Globe. “This is the next best thing, and it’s great to have this opportunity to give everybody a chance to see the concert. It clearly was not accessible the first time unless you had a ticket or the patience to watch the stream.”

Law told the Globe that the show wasn’t televised because they didn’t have enough time or enough sponsors.

“We were approached by a number of entities and every time it got down to the issue of the expense to pay for the production, they all said no,” he said. “Everyone was unwilling to foot the bill.”

In order to air the concert on TV, Law had ask the performers them to waive any licensing fees so that their songs could be included.

“Everyone has been very cooperative,” he told the Globe.

However, one star of the show whose act won’t be seen is comedian Dane Cook. The Arlington-bred funny guy wouldn’t permit his footage from the show to be available for the internet livestream, in the hopes of keeping his new material under wraps.  Obviously his material won’t be making it to TV either.

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