Sting will play a Feb. 10 benefit concert at the 6,000-seat Leeuwin Estate Winery in Perth, Australia, with every penny of the net proceeds going to the relief efforts in Southern Asia following the Dec. 26 quake and tsunamis.
The rocker, 53, already has two sold-out shows booked at the winery for Feb. 12 and 13 and had been scheduled to play a now canceled Feb. 9 show in the largely devastated Sri Lanka, reports Billboard.
Sting is one of many artists contributing to the fundraising efforts. In the U.K., Queen guitarist Brian May has pledged proceeds from the Jan. 12 1,000th London performance of the musical production We Will Rock You to the Disaster Emergency Committee, a group that also received $190,000 from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne.
The couple also star in an MTV public-service announcement asking for donations to “save lives and get people back on their feet.”
At the London premiere of Alexander Wednesday night, UNICEF goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie told PEOPLE of her own relief efforts: “What I’m doing is talking to different people who are focused on building, focused on solar power and focused on construction and infrastructure. And I think that the next stage … will be the rebuilding.”
As she pointed out, regarding such continuing international problems as AIDS in Africa: “At the same time, we can’t lose focus on the other crises around the world that happen daily and haven’t gone away.”
Also helping out in the South Asia crisis will be Avril Lavigne, Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan, set to headline the Concert for Tsunami Relief in Vancouver Jan. 29. In Seattle on Jan. 12, the Presidents of The United States of America, MxPx and Smoosh will perform at the Showbox, with proceeds going to the Tsunami Relief effort of Northwest Medical Teams.
In New York Wednesday night, local NBC affiliate WNBC’s telethon, starring UNICEF ambassador Clay Aiken, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Jessica Parker and others, raised $9.9 million through viewer pledges.