The Hollywood power couple turned up at the locale so that the “Moneyball” actor could team up with Ellen DeGeneres to co-host the charity fete titled “A Night to Make It Right”.
The sold-out gala cost attendees between $1,000 and $2,500 with the festivities including gourmet cuisine along with a concert featuring a lineup of Rihanna, Sheryl Crow, Seal and Dr. John.
With other stars joining in on the money raising efforts including Sean Penn, Spike Lee, Josh Brolin and Kevin Spacey, the star-studded affair also boasts an afterparty with actor-comedian Aziz Ansari playing host while Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and the Soul Rebels are among those taking the stage.
Talking to Reuters about whether it was difficult to get big names to come to New Orleans, Pitt laughingly replied, “Even though these people don’t like me that much, it really was simple.”
“They carved this time out of their schedule strictly for this event, and came on their own dime,” he added. “We have so much incredible talent that wanted to come and support the city – it’s going to be like a mini-Grammys show.”"