NEW YORK – Jessica Simpson will join rock act Disturbed and comedian Carlos Mencia in Kuwait during a concert for U.S. troops next month. The event, to be held March 10, is set to be broadcast live on the social networking site MySpace.com.
"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!"
Other acts are expected to be added to the bill, which also includes Filter and DJ Z-Trip.
"For years troops stationed all over the world have utilized MySpace as a lifeline to communicate with their loved ones back home," said MySpace's co-founder, Tom Anderson. "Many of them have been generous enough to share their unique experiences with me through messages on MySpace. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to thank them in person and bring along the entire MySpace community."
An abbreviated version of the concert is set to air April 12 on the cable network FX.