Stars perform free concert in Times Square for World AIDS Day

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TIMES SQUARE (PIX11) -- In Times Square on this the 26th annual World AIDS Day, hundreds or more gathered to hear Kanye West, Carrie Underwood, and more perform to raise awareness.

The concert was announced on Monday afternoon, organizers said. Some told us they heard about it,  others just stumbled upon the show in Times Square.

According to the city's health Department, new HIV and AIDS diagnoses have dropped substantially in the past 10 years.

In 2013, the city recorded 2,832 new HIV diagnoses, still the need for awareness is clear.

According to a press release, the name of this show in Times Square,  "A (RED) Thank you" performance, presented by Bank of America.

Other performers included Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin from Coldplay.

Bono is still recovering from a serious bike accident in Central Park last month.