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ready for a 24-hour worldwide summer extravaganza on July 7, 2007.
Our Selves : The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis hopes to
trigger a broader movement to address what former Vice President
Al Gore calls a "planetary emergency."
catalyst behind Live Earth is an Oscar
winner for "An Inconvenient Truth", a film that spells
out the dire consequences of global
a statement announcing the event, Gore said "The climate
crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained
global movement. We hope to jump-start that movement right here,
right now, and take it to a new level on July 7, 2007."
bring Live Earth to the worldwide stage on seven continents, Gore
is working shoulder-to-shoulder with Kevin Wall, who produced
the Live 8 concert in 2005, as well as stars from the entertainment
world, including producer-rapper Pharrell Williams and actress
part of the effort, the team is bringing together more than 100
of the world's top musical performers, in much the way Bob Geldof
did for Live Aid and Willie Nelson did for Farm Aid.
far, top music stars scheduled to perform at Live Earth include
the Police, Smashing
Waters, Fall Out Boy and Kanye
West who will be among the headliners for the U.S. at Giants
Stadium in New Jersey.
The U.S. show
will also feature Alicia
Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, the Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and
KT Tunstall. Other
stars slated to perform at the U.S. venue include Snoop
Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl
Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
In the UK,
Genesis, The Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Blunt,
Snow Patrol, Bloc Party, Keanne, the
Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, David Gray, Duran Duran, Foo
Fighters, John Legend, Paolo Nutini, Razorlight and others are
set to play at Wembley Stadium in London.
Elsewhere, Live Earth concerts will take place in Sydney's Aussie
Stadium; Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg's Cradle
of Human Kind; Tokyo's Tokyo Stadium; Hamburg's HSH Nordbank Arena,
and on the steps of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, China.
Earth in Washington DC
the 'big chill' by the Republican-led administration
in Washington, DC, a mini Live Earth concert will
be held at the nation's capital, after all.
Where: on the outdoor plaza of the National
Museum of the American Indian, 4th St. and
Independence Ave. SW.
: Al Gore will speak from the podium, with peformances
by country stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
campaign even plans to stage the first-ever rock concert on Antarctica,
to focus attention on the consequences of glacial meltdown, with
scientists at the British
Antarctic Survey performing at the Rothera Research Station. In
fact, it'll be the first time anyone outside the station has heard
the indie rock-folk band, Nunatak,
play outside Antartica.
and On the Web
2 billion people are expected watch either through attendance
at live venues, or at home via TV broadcasts as well as online
at MSN Live
the UK, the BBC
is planning total coverage on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Radio featuring
the live London broadcast as well as highlights from Sydney,
Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Tokyo and the US.
In the U.S.,
tune into NBC
for complete live coverage and in Canada, turn the dial to CTV.
about Live Earth around the Web:
- World climate change gigs planned
Jovi, Peppers, Peas Orbit Gore's Live Earth
plans to rock against warming
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