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The Concert for Valor

Concert for Valor on the National Mall, November 11, 2014

The Concert for Valor was a Veterans Day concert that took place on November 11, 2014, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.[1] The concert was put together by HBO, Chase, and Starbucks.

Performers included Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, Rihanna, Eminem, Zac Brown Band, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Metallica, Dave Grohl, and Jessie J.

The show featured onstage hosts Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Foxx, George Lopez, John Oliver, and Bob Woodruff. There were special tributes by Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon.

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority expected as many as 800,000 attendees to the 2014 event.[2] This estimate was based on a permit filed with the United States Park Police.[3] In actuality, newspapers reported that about 100,000 people attended. A couple of the performances drew questions as to their propriety for the event: one for "Fortunate Son" on its lyrics and one for Eminem on his profanity-laced tribute to Veterans Day.

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Eminem performing at The Concert for Valor

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^  • Richards, Chris (October 2, 2014). "Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna and more to perform at free Veterans Day concert in D.C." The Washington Post. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
     • "The Concert for Valor". Give an Hour. Archived from the original on November 5, 2014. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
     • "The Concert for Valor: Saluting American Veterans". Home Box Office. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
     • Schwartzman, Paul; Parks, Miles (November 11, 2014). "To honor veterans, Mall is the stage for a flag-waving night of patriotism, music". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
     • Richards, Chris (November 11, 2014). "Concert for Valor review: For the troops on Veterans Day, rough-edged reverence on the Mall". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
     • Plater, Roz; Roussey, Tom (November 11, 2014). "'Concert for Valor' on National Mall draws hundreds of thousands in tribute to Veterans". NewsChannel 8. WJLA-TV. Associated Press. Archived from the original on November 18, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Taking Metro to Concert for Valor: Five things to know". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Duggan, Paul (October 21, 2014). "Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall; nine stations to remain open late". The Washington Post.

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