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Neil Young, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and others drew thousands who turned out Saturday night draw for a free concert in Central Park, to draw attention to global poverty. Called the festival of world citizenship, the concert also featured K'naan, John Legend, and Band of Horses, with performances by Young round off the evening. Video of the event was the world than about 60,000 music fans crowded Great Lawn Park, Manhattan sparkle behind them. Prada Wallets Legend has a surprise appearance, playing a song "Imagine" on the piano on stage, just a few steps from the author of the song, John Lennon lived. The five-hour show was a mixture of tight games strip, about an hour each, mixed with videos and information on speakers global poverty related problems such as infant mortality and polio. "It's good to be here," Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl told the crowd during a break between songs like "Learn to Fly"'' Best of You "and" My Hero ". Grohl, and other members of the Black Keys Young stepped on stage for the finale anthem "Rockin 'in the Free World." Hermes Birkin 42CM Handbags The concert was to place around the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York to take this month and organizers have used an innovative approach to the distribution of tickets, so many concert goers were forced to a range of global issues, information about get a ticket. All those who want free tickets had globalcitizen.org, then the view of the user videos or read about issues related to poverty register. Any material time was consumed, the user points to a drawing for tickets to earn. Points accumulated by the exchange of information on Twitter or Facebook. "Our social media campaign was off the charts," said Hugh Evans, CEO and co-founder of the Project on Global Poverty. The approach demonstrates a new model for digital tools that can be repeated for other major events with political and social messages exploit. According to the organizers, more than 71,000 people had registered online, which more than 3.5 million page views. On average, they spent a little more than six minutes on the content or the exchange of information to consume. Nearly 200,000 pieces of information are shared on Facebook, and only a little more than on Twitter. Some 170,000 people have signed petitions site, and there were 98,000 video views to the end. Evans said the project has achieved its objectives, in the past year to more than 100,000 people to take action in the context of extreme poverty to take while telling a new story about the challenges. To this end, the website will send detailed information in the literature, such as accounts and uses a series of videos, images and stories that are respectful of the mobile and digital consumer. Financially, he said, the project achieved the goal of one year - in collaboration with a number of organizations such as the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Rotary International and the Earth Institute - help anchor to $ 500 million pledges fight against poverty. So what? Evans said he hopes the public will be built online concert, continue their efforts tweeting President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to halve extreme poverty by 2015, which. The key UN fight against poverty target Evans and works on a display in October or November on "a great rock band" with efforts to combat poverty engage.