Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Sting and Pharrell are all lending their talents for a concert to promote better race relations, it was announced on Thursday. The special show, titled “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America,” is slated to take place on November 18 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
A+E Networks and iHeartMedia are teaming up to co-present the benefit concert, which will then air two days later on November 20 on several A+E-owned networks, including A&E, Lifetime and the History Channel. Immediately following the concert’s TV debut, there will be a second one-hour special titled “Conversations on Race in America,” featuring several of the evening’s acts performing duets.
Also set to perform at “Shining a Light” are Pink, Jill Scott, Sia, the Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Rhiannon Giddens, Tori Kelly, and Miguel. The event was inspired by the current racial tension impacting the United States, and specifically as a result of the Charleston church shooting that occurred earlier this year.
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