John Mayer and Roger Waters Join Stand Up for Heroes Benefit

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John Mayer's "Born and Raised" was released on May 22, 2012. (PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records)
John Mayer and Roger Waters are joining Bruce Springsteen as musical performers at the 6th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event on November 8, 2012. The Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival also announced that Waters will be performing at the fundraising event with a band made up of military veterans.
Mike Birbiglia, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams are also scheduled to perform.
The Stand Up for Heroes helps support injured service men and women, and the musical performances will be available for viewing live on $10 million has already been raised through the first five Stand Up for Heroes benefits.
“We look forward to this event all year, because we are always honored when we get to meet the inspirational men and women who have served our country so heroically,” stated Bob Woodruff, co-founder, the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “In addition, we are amazed at the caliber of talent we are able to pull in for the benefit. These performers simply want to help give back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much. We hope that the social media component, new this year, will enable more people to enjoy the show—and will raise even more awareness for the cause that lies behind it.”
“We’re always profoundly appreciative of these incredible artists who donate their time and considerable talents to this cause every year,” added Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of Carolines on Broadway and the New York Comedy Festival. “To add John Mayer and Roger Waters to a line-up already bursting with star power and talent is a testament to the amazing work that the Bob Woodruff Foundation is doing on behalf of those injured soldiers who have so bravely served our country.”
Source: Bob Woodruff Foundation
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