The Mayor of New York enlisted the celebrated music producer Clive Davis to organize a great concert in Central Park to celebrate the recovery of the city after the pandemic, as advanced this Monday The New York Times.
At the moment there are no confirmed artists, but the intention is to reunite eight iconic stars in a three-hour performance. The event will feature 60,000 viewers in person and a television broadcast to everyone, Davis told the newspaper.
The event, which is tentatively planned for August 21, it would be part of a week of celebrations to mark the reopening of a city that was one of the epicenters of the covid-19.
“This concert is going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity,” the New York mayor said in an interview with the Times, Bill de Blasio. The star assured that all that week will be something never seen in the Big Apple.
With the idea of bringing together an exceptional cartel, De Blasio placed himself in the hands of Davis, one of the most important figures in the American music industry for decades. Throughout her career she has collaborated with names like Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Aretha Franklin or Whitney Houston.
The 89-year-old producer is working on the selection of artists and the Live Nation firm, the entertainment giant, is also involved in the production.
Davis, who has been in charge of the organization of the Grammy gala, He stated that most of the tickets will be free, although there will be some paid VIP seats.
The place chosen for the concert is the large meadow located in the center of central park, scene of historical performances of artists like Elton John (1980); Simon & Garfunkel (1981) or Luciano Pavarotti (1993).
In recent years, that area has hosted several editions of the Global Citizen festival, with concerts by stars such as Beyoncé, Metallica, Neily Young or Coldplay.
One of the hardest hit
Having been one of the areas hardest hit by the virus, New York is accelerating its reopening and trying to revive the local economy and tourism. These are one of your great sources of income.
Although the Big Apple has already lifted most of its restrictions on leisure and hospitality, so far it has not held an event of this size.
The mayor’s office revealed that at the concert there will be areas for vaccinated people, for which around 70% of the tickets, and for people who have not been vaccinated.