Robin Thicke, whose new album ‘Blurred Lines’ is in stores now, is confirmed to perform at the 11th annual MTV Video Music Awards concert benefiting Lifebeat – music fights HIV/AIDS.
The free concert, presented by Time Warner Cable, will take place at New York City’s Terminal 5 on Friday, August 23. Special guests will join Thicke, who is set to perform on the MTV VMA’s telecast as well. Tickets are available now, first come, first serve, while supplies last at Time Warner Cable’s 96th Street Store.
America is losing the war against HIV prevention: 1,000 young Americans ages 13-24 are newly infected with HIV every month, and many dont know it. As part of its ongoing mission to deliver messages of awareness and prevention to 13-29 year olds, the annual VMA/Lifebeat Benefit Concert has become a major staple in the 24-hour lead-up to the VMA’s, with concerts featuring on-the-verge artists and major acts, such as Phoenix, Kid Cudi, The Beastie Boys, Maroon 5, and more.
Lifebeat has been on the front lines of HIV/AIDS for 21 years, serving hundreds of thousands of at-risk youth at concerts, music festivals and clubs throughout U.S.
The organization recently released celebrity PSAs to promote National HIV Testing Day, featuring Snoop Lion, Swizz Beatz, Juanes, Khloe Kardashian, and Vinny from the Jersey Shore. Lifebeat is currently partnered with Juanes, Pink, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Fall Out Boy, on national tour outreach programs, providing youth with accurate, age-appropriate information about HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention.
Lifebeat has also recently done outreach at festivals such as SXSW, Ultra Music Festival, Gay Pride NYC, LGBT Expo NYC, and the Electric Daisy Carnival NYC. Next up: Electric Zoo.
To support Lifebeat’s programs and to learn more about the organization, go here: http://lifebeat.org.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are set to take place Sunday, August 25 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. SOURCE
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