Mariah Carey, Metallica to play New York show for foreign aid

The Global Citizen Festival will take place in New York’s Central Park this year, the group said on Thursday. Acts appearing include Metallica, Mariah Carey, and the Jonas Brothers.

At the event, which is in its tenth year and aims to raise support for maintaining international aid to alleviate severe poverty in addition to a number of other causes, Rosalia, Charlie Puth, Maneskin, and Mickey Guyton will join them on stage.

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Usher, SZA, Stormzy, H.E.R., Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, and Tems are all expected to perform at the Central Park concert, which is scheduled for September 24.

Global Citizen offers free tickets to supporters who promise to conduct actions, such writing letters to their governments in support of development funding, during the UN General Assembly, which has been held in New York since 2012.

The 2022 event, which Priyanka Chopra Jonas will host, calls on world leaders as well as philanthropists to relieve debt, empower girls, improve food access and invest in climate solutions in countries that suffer climate change’s worst effects but whose carbon emissions pale in comparison to the globe’s richest nations.

“Decades of systemic and political failures have led humanity into the midst of converging and rapidly deteriorating crises — climate, hunger, health, war and conflict,” Hugh Evans, Global Citizen’s co-founder and CEO, said in a statement.

“The most marginalized populations are paying the price of the stagnant inaction of our leaders, and now millions of lives, and the future of our planet, are at stake.”

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