Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Live Earth

Former Vice-President Al Gore, the subject of the Academy Award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, continues his campaign to bring attention to global climate change with a concert event on July 7, 2007 (or 7/7/07.)

Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis is being produced by SOS: Save Our Selves, an international organization founded by Live 8 producer Kevin Wall (CEO of Control Room, a supplier of live digital entertainment that will be producing the concert) and the former Vice-President (both seen above with Pharrell.)

The Live Earth concert will be a 24-hour event taking place on all 7 continents (yes, including Antarctica) and featuring dozens of artists.

The lineup for the London show (at Wembley Stadium) includes: the reunited Genesis, Madonna, the Beastie Boys, the Black-Eyed Peas, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keane, Corinne Bailey Rae, Foo Fighters, Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, John Legend, James Blunt, Damien Rice, and Bloc Party.

The US show (at Giants Stadium in New Jersey) will feature: the reunited Police, the Smashing Pumpkins, Alicia Keys, Melissa Etheridge, the Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, K.T. Tunstall, John Mayer, Ludacris, Roger Waters, AFI, and Akon.

Other locations will include Shanghai (China), Johannesburg (South Africa), Sydney (Australia), and locations in Brazil, Japan, and Antarctica. Other performers will include Pharrell, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Snoop Dogg, Mana, Enrique Iglesias, Korn, and Lenny Kravitz.

The concerts will be streamed live on MSN and parts of the shows will broadcast here in the US on NBC.

1 comment:

tom said...

The shows sound great...Genesis with Peter Gabriel?? Cool