Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Live Earth Reveals Performers for USA and UK; Tickets On Sale April 16

Live Earth

Al Gore has made it clear he won't let Washington keep him down. Organizers today announced sixteen of the headliners who will perform at the U.S. leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on 7/7/07. The concert will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, according to Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall. Tickets for the show go on sale Monday, April 16 at 10 a.m. EDT. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs (non-governmental organizations).

“We hope the energy created by Live Earth will jump start a massive public education effort,” Live Earth Co-Chair Vice President Al Gore said. “Live Earth will help us reach a tipping point that’s needed to move corporations and governments to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis.”

The U.S. show will feature live on stage:
Alicia Keys
Bon Jovi
Dave Matthews Band
Fall Out Boy (if they settle their differences in time...)
John Mayer
Kanye West ("George Bush hates the planet")

Kelly Clarkson
KT Tunstall
Melissa Etheridge
Roger Waters
Smashing Pumpkins
The Police

Are the Pumpkins and the Police just playing every possible show they can get their hands on?

The following artists will perform at the London leg of Live Earth at Wembley Stadium:

Beastie Boys
Black Eyed Peas
Bloc Party
Corinne Bailey Rae
Damien Rice (without Lisa Hannigan, of course)
David Gray
Duran Duran
Foo Fighters
James Blunt
John Legend
Paolo Nutine
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow Patrol

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