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Here’s how Utahns can join global community watching the 12.12.12 Concert

The 12.12.12 Concert is designed as a global event, and Utahns can easily join in.

Organizers of the fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief are projecting that it will available to 2 billion people worldwide - including pretty much every person who lives in Utah.

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You can watch it on TV. You can watch it on the Internet. You can watch it at local theaters.

Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, the performers include Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney

And, the organizers hope, you’ll donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. You can do that without watching the concert at donate.121212concert.org or by calling 1-855-465-4357.

Utahns can watch the concert for free, even if you don’t have cable TV or Internet access. It’s airing on the Ion network on KUPX-Ch. 16.

And there are a whole lot more cable TV options. Channels available on Utah cable and/or satellite systems include:



• Bio

• Bloomberg

• Cooking Channel

• Destination America

• Discovery Fit & Health

• Encore

• FX Movie Channel

• FEARnet

• Fuse

• G4

• Hallmark Movie Channel


• HBO Latino



• Palladia

• Showtime 2

• Smithsonian

• Sundance

• VH1 Classic

• WEtv


(Most of these channels are airing it live at 5:30 p.m. MT; some will delay it on some Utah cable systems; others are repeating it later in the evening.)

If you’d rather watch it online, there are plenty of options:



• Clear Channel Media and Entertainment

• Clear Channel Outdoor


• Crackle





• Fuse.tv








• MySpace






• Vevo


• Yahoo

• YouTube

If you’d rather watch on a big screen with an audience, head to one of these theaters to see the 12.12.12 Concert. Tickets are $6.25.

• Tinseltown USA, Layton Hills Mall, 720 W. 1500 North, Layton

• Cinemark Tinseltown 14, 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden

• Cinemark 16, 1200 Town Center Blvd., Provo

• Cinemark 24 Jordan Landing, 7301 S. Jordan Landing, West Jordan

• Holiday Village 4, 1776 Park Ave., Park City

• Century 16, 125 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

• Century 16 Union Heights, 7670 S. Union Park Ave., Sandy

• Cinemark University Mall, 1010 S. 800 East, Orem

• Cinemark Bountiful 8, 206 S. 625 West, West Bountiful

• Cinemark Draper, 12101 S. Factory Drive, Draper

• Cinemark Farmington at Station Park, 900 W. Clark Lane, Farmington

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