(CelebrityAccess MediaWire — 19 Entertainment President Simon Fuller and AEG have added an additional American Idols Live! tour date in Syracuse, NY on September 11 to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Season 4 Idols, who were originally scheduled to end their summer tour on September 10, will perform a special show at The War Memorial at Oncenter, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross.
"'American Idol' has proven to be a true show of the people," said Fuller. "This one-off special on Sunday night is an opportunity for ordinary citizens to respond to the disaster in New Orleans and Mississippi. The more I learned of the extent of the suffering and loss, the more I was desperately keen to do something. We are all citizens of the world and we are all compelled to help."
"While on tour we of course have been following the tragic news relating to Hurricane Katrina," stated Carrie Underwood, the 2005 American Idol. "When Simon suggested the idea of putting on a special charity concert to help those in need, myself and all the Idols on tour were very happy to help. Our hearts go out to the many people suffering from this disaster." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen