An all-star lineup of musical acts and comedians is set to perform for troops in Kuwait as part of what’s being called Operation MySpace.
Sponsored and organized by the online networking site, the March 10 show will include musical acts Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter and DJ Z-Trip, along with comedian Carlos Mencia.
The show, scheduled for three hours, will be broadcast live on MySpace.com while a condensed hourlong version will air on the FX cable network on April 12, officials said. The webcast is scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
“It’s truly an honor to perform for the troops,” Simpson said in a statement. “Through Operation MySpace, I get to serve my country by doing what I love to do in front of thousands of brave men in uniform. It’s every girl’s dream!”
MySpace was recently purchased by New Corps, and the site’s founders — Tom Anderson and Chris DeWolfe — are scheduled to be on hand for the show.
“For years, troops stationed all over the world have utilized MySpace as a lifeline to communicate with their loved ones back home,” Anderson said in a statement released by MySpace. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to thank them in person and bring along the entire MySpace community.”
Ironically, many U.S. military bases downrange block access to MySpace, particularly on official military networks. Many of the “public” computer stations on bases allow the site to be used.
“We’re so excited to be performing for the troops and supporting our Armed Forces overseas,” a statement from The Pussycat Dolls read. “They’d better get ready … the desert’s about to get a lot hotter!”