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Neil Young plays Sandy benefit show

Neil Young showed his support for the New Jersey victims of superstorm Sandy by staging a benefit concert in the state on Thursday.

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed a special gig at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City and handed the proceeds to the Red Cross' Sandy relief effort. Discussing his reasons for holding the show in the resort city, Young tells the Wall Street Journal, "This is Vacation City. This is where people go to have a good time. This is a reward for the fruits of our labor. People work and they take a couple of weeks off, and they bring their families down there. It got pretty severely trashed. So it means a lot."

The show, billed as A Special Evening With Neil Young and Crazy Horse, also featured an acoustic set from Phish star Trey Anastasio and rockers Everest. Money generated from ticket sales will be used by Red Cross volunteers to provide shelter, food and emotional support to those still struggling in the aftermath of Sandy, which ravaged the Northeast coast at the end of October.

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