Wednesday, April 11, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Live Earth US & UK Ticket On-Sale Dates & Festival Lineups Announced

OK, so what is this Live Earth thing you've been hearing about? Only one of the most ambitious climate (and concert) projects ever undertaken. Here are some snippets from the official website, to answer all your most burning questions. For other burning Qs not related to the climate, I'm sure there's a cream you can get to take care of it.

What:
Save Our Selves (SOS)... is designed to trigger a global movement to combat our climate crisis. It will reach people in every corner of the planet through television, film, radio, the Internet and Live Earth, a 24-hour concert on 7/7/07 across all 7 continents that will bring together more than 100 of the world's top musical acts. Live Earth alone will engage an audience of more than 2 billion people through concert attendance and broadcasts. MSN has partnered with SOS to use its reach to make the Live Earth concerts available across the globe. The Live Earth audience, and the proceeds from the concerts, will create the foundation for a new, multi-year global effort to combat the climate crisis led by The Alliance for Climate Protection and its Chair, Vice President Al Gore.

Where:
  • Shanghai
  • Sydney
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Brazil - TBD
  • Japan - TBD
  • United States - Giant's Stadium, NJ
  • Antarctica - TBD
Who in the US:
According to LiveDaily.com...
The concerts will conclude at New Jersey's Giants Stadium with performances by The Police, Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, John Mayer, AFI, Kelly Clarkson, Akon, KT Tunstall, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Bon Jovi, Melissa Etheridge, Dave Matthews Band, Rihanna and Fall Out Boy.

Who in the UK:
Acts announced so far for the UK version of the event at London's Wembly Stadium are Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Bloc Party, Corinne Bailey Rae, Damien Rice, David Gray, Duran Duran, Foo Fighters, Genesis, James Blunt, John Legend, Keane, Madonna, Paolo Nutini, Razorlight, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Snow Patrol.

When:
--The Concerts take place July 7th
--US tickets go on sale on Monday, 4/16
--UK tickets ballot registration begins on Friday, 4/13

How in the UK:
A ballot system will be used for UK tickets, and registration begins April 13. Details are available at the Live Earth website.


>>Pharrell Williams discusses his involvement with Live Earth., courtesy of LiveEarth.org

2 comments:

princess4ever79 said...

does anyone know how much the tickets for the us cost??

krazykglassman said...

this is a great thing but they should have it at balt ravens stadium lot more hotels state of thestadium just jelous     steve balt md