Wonder Headlines NYC Concert Highlighting Poverty
In other words, we could be in for a delightfully weird treat. The half-hour musical special airs at 1 a.m. EST, immediately after the season premiere of “SNL.” Arcade Fire will also serve as the musical guest during Saturday’s season opener, which will find Tina Fey pulling hosting duties . Details surrounding the concert event have remained scarce, so the trailer could be deceptively creepy or it could indicate that strange things await us. Loading Slideshow Britney Spears At 18, Britney was the youngest person in “SNL” history to simultaneously be host and musical guest. Janet Jackson Jackson hosted the show April 10, 2004. Just after her nip slip at the Super Bowl! Jon Bon Jovi Jon Bon Jovi appeared in this classic sketch with Amy Poehler on October 13, 2007. Bruno Mars Until Justin Bieber, he is the most recent person to simultaneously host and perform. Mick Jagger Mick Jagger hosted and performed for the last show of the 37th season. Garth Brooks Garth Brooks pulled double “SNL” duty in 1998 and 1999. He is one of only four performers to simultaneously act as host and musical guest more than once. Jennifer Lopez Lopez also hosted multiple times and is the first Latina celebrity to host and be musical guest more than once.
The Global Citizen Festival coincides with the U.N. General Assembly. Fans earned free tickets for helping spread the word or volunteering to help end world poverty. World leaders who attended included Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. “There is so much energy here tonight. We can power the world,” Ban told the crowd. Will.i.am and Olivia Wilde were among the celebrity attendees. Wonder ended the five-hour event, electrifying the crowd during his hourlong performance. He even teased concertgoers before singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” “That’s it!” he yelled, then added: “Y’all wanna jam some more?” John Mayer also performed Saturday and was a favorite with his solo work on the guitar. He was full of power when he performed “Slow Dancing In a Burning Room” and “Gravity.” “It’s so nice to be here,” he said. Other performers included Kings of Leon and Alicia Keys, whose set included “No One” and “Empire State of Mind.” “I believe if we don’t care about each other, who will?” the singer said. “Help me celebrate tonight so we never forget.” Wonder also had a touching moment when he sang John Lennon’s “Imagine” and encouraged the audience to lobby for more gun laws. “Can you believe blind people have guns?” he said. “Let’s keep it real. Ridiculous.” Last year’s Global Citizen Festival featured Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters and The Black Keys.