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Red Bull hosts Sandy benefit concert in AC

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Almost 4 months ago Hurricane Sandy tore through New Jersey, leaving many homeless and wondering what to do next.

Many musicians throughout the country have since put on benefit concerts to raise money for Sandy victims, and on Friday night at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, some of New Jersey's most promising up and coming acts teamed up with the band New Found Glory for the 'Red Bull Noise Complaint' benefit show.

For every ticket sold, Red Bull will donate $1 to ‘Stay Strong Jersey,' a company created after Hurricane Sandy by longtime members of New Jersey's music scene.

President of Stay Strong Jersey, David Franklin, said, "Red Bull chose our charity and a portion of the ticket sales will go to the charity, which we will then turn over to ‘Waves for Water.'"  Franklin added, "Immediately our company was like, 'Okay, lets try and raise money with all the bands that we are friendly with and see if we can give a couple of dollars back to the community where we all grew up and love.'"

Some of the musicians opening for New Found Glory said they have also played other shows to raise money for sandy victims.

Lead singer of opening act, The Scandals, said, "I played a bunch of acoustic shows and when I heard about this for Red Bull I was immediately on board.  It was an awesome thing to be a part of and I was glad I could help in some way by playing music."

New Found Glory lead singer, Jordan Pundik, said he was born in New Jersey and that the band has roots in the Garden State.  He also said his band was happy they could help, "Jersey was just always like a welcoming city for us.  Jersey has always been there for New Found Glory, so after Sandy happened we just wanted to do something to give back."

And their fans say they appreciate what the band is doing.  One fan said, "To see them reach out to the community makes me glad that I've been supporting them for so long because it's nice to see them support somebody else."

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