Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Ludacris, Beastie Boys and Others To Perform For ‘Live Earth Concert’
On July 7, 2007, “Live Earth – The Concert For A Climate In Crisis” will bring together more than 2 billion people to raise awareness about global warming. Started by former Vice President Al Gore and organized by Kevin Wall and Harvey Goldsmith — the producers behind Bob Geldof’s 2005 anti-poverty event, the event will feature more than 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world’s top musicians.
According to the official Live Earth sponsor, MSN, this year’s lineup will include Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B acts Snoop Dogg, Akon, Alicia Keys, Macy Gray, Black Eyed Peas, Pharrell, Kanye West, Ludacris, alongside artists such as Rihanna, Bon Jonvi, Dave Matthrews Band, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls, Metallica, Shakira, Joss Stone, and others.
The concerts will be held in New York; London; Sydney; Tokyo; Shanghai, China; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Hamburg, Germany and will include more than 6,000 local Live Earth events, with home viewing parties and big open-air gatherings, linked via satellite on networks such as NBC Universal TV, Internet Channels, the BBC in Britain, NHK and Fuji TV in Japan and Pro7 in Germany.
Accordingly, Al Gore’s goal with the event is to get viewers and participants of the Live Earth concerts to sign a “7 Point Pledge” calling for action on climate change. The pledge will also include a demand for local politicians to sign an international treaty to cut global warming pollutants by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide by 2050. Other projected plans are to build new coal-burning plants and that signatories take “personal action to reduce carbon dioxide output.”
The former Vice President will be attending the concert at the Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
Go to www.LiveEarth.msn.com for more information and the full list of artists set to perform.