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The Killers, Journey, Carlos Santana & more join lineup for NYC’s Central Park Homecoming concert

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Artists including The Killers, Journey and Carlos Santana have joined the lineup for New York City’s upcoming Homecoming Concert, taking place August 21 in Central Park.

The all-star event, officially dubbed We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert, is meant to celebrate the “rebirth” of the Big Apple amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other newly added acts include Elvis Costello, Patti Smith, LL Cool J, Wyclef Jean, Earth, Wind & Fire, Cynthia Erivo, Kane Brown and Polo G. They join the previously announced Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson.

The Killers, by the way, recently released a collaboration with Springsteen: a reworking of the band’s 2008 song “A Dustland Fairytale.” The lineup also features Rob Thomas, suggesting perhaps he’ll join Santana for a rendition of their collaborative hit, “Smooth.”

Free tickets to The Homecoming Concert will be available starting next Monday, August 2, at 10 a.m. ET via NYC.gov/HomecomingWeek. Attendees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

The concert will also air on CNN.

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