Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope TV show - DVD release next month
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 16 January 2005

Saturday evening's NBC's charity gala, Tsunami Aid: A Concert Of Hope, which included a lovely, touching version of "Wish You Were Here" by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, will have highlights of the show rush released onto DVD, currently expected to appear next month.

The show, recorded at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the BBC studios in London, and NBC Studios at the Rockefeller Center in New York (where the Roger Waters segment was recorded on Friday), was shot on High Definition cameras for the DVD release, which is expected to raise plenty more money for the Tsunami appeal.

As yet, the organisers do not have figures for the amount donated on the evening. With a number of Hollywood's top stars manning the telephones, viewers jammed the phone lines making donations with the hope of an added bonus of their details being taken by the likes of George Clooney and Matt Damon.

Many of the evening's performances will also be able to be purchased and downloaded from the Sony Connect site (which also has a European counterpart) and it is believed that Roger's performance will be one of those made available.

Donations can still be made to the charity supported by the show last night - The American Red Cross, or alternatively, you can make a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee who share all contributions around twelve different charities, ensuring each has the right funding at the right time. Funds raised through the show will support the American Red Cross two-phased assistance plan which includes specialized relief immediately and over the long term in the following areas: food and safe water; healthcare and disease prevention; immediate family supplies; mental health counselling; disaster preparedness and prevention measures.

Brain Damage is also participating in the Pink Floyd Tsunami Raffle which has just been launched. We're hoping that the combined efforts of a number of Floyd sites can help raise loads of money for the millions affected by the tragedy...