German rock band Die Toten Hosen to hold benefit concert for quake-hit Türkiye, Syria

Band hopes concert will raise $1 million

Timo Kirez  | 24.02.2023 - Update : 25.02.2023
German rock band Die Toten Hosen to hold benefit concert for quake-hit Türkiye, Syria


German rock band Die Tote Hosen will give a benefit concert for the earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria under the motto "Three chords for your donation!" in front of 10,500 visitors on Friday evening.

"We are deeply touched by the suffering of the people there and are thinking especially of those of our fellow citizens who are anxious and grieving for their friends and relatives in the affected areas," write the Die Toten Hosen on their homepage.

The band had spontaneously decided to hold the benefit concert after the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria.

The Die Tote Hosen hopes the concert will raise a total of €1 million ($1.05 million). €600,000 ($635.000) has already been raised through ticket sales, with additional revenue expected to come from T-shirt sales and donations.

Tickets for the concert went on sale Wednesday evening. According to the band, the concert was sold out after only 60 seconds. 10,500 visitors are expected for the concert.

All proceeds, after production costs, will go to the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and Medico International to support their work in the affected disaster areas.

The Prime Minister of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst, will also attend the concert. A spokesman for the state chancellery confirmed this to public broadcaster WDR on Friday.

"This is a great and big-hearted action by the Die Toten Hosen," Wüst told WDR. "I am very grateful that they are using their fame to raise as much money as possible to help the victims of the terrible earthquake."

The concert will be broadcast throughout Germany by six radio stations.

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