Boston Bombings: Benefit Concert For Victims

Boston Bombings: Benefit Concert For Victims

Boston bands and singers will headline a concert to benefit Boston Marathon bombing victims.

Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block, singer-songwriter James Taylor and country singer Jason Aldean will perform on May 30 at the city's TD Garden arena.

Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the marathon on April 15, killing three people and injuring 264.

Other artists lined up for "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration" include singers Jimmy Buffett and Carole King, the band Boston and the J. Geils Band, concert promoters Live Nation and TD Garden said.

Donnie Wahlberg of former boy band New Kids on the Block said: "Like so many other proud Bostonians who have been extremely generous, we are honoured to step up and do our part to help the victims and their families.

"Hopefully this event will not only raise money, but spirits as well."

Taylor said: "Everyone involved has responded from the heart in a spontaneous and simultaneous desire to be there and to do what we can for the city we love."

All proceeds from the concert will go to The One Fund, which was set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

Tickets priced from \$35 (£22) to \$285 (£183) go on sale on Monday.

The attacks were the worst on US soil since September 11, 2001.

Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout with police four days later. The ethnic Chechen's younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was wounded in the April 19 shootout, is being held in a nearby prison facility.