by Michael dEstries
Categories: Music, People.

snipshot_d4v1rrb2394.jpgGet that “green” cash ready! We’ve got the details on the concert event of the year (and perhaps, the decade)! It was announced this morning that tickets for the climate change concert, LIVE EARTH, will go on sale April 16th 10AM EDT. You can order the tickets either through Ticketmaster ( (212) 307-7171) or by visiting: livenation.com/liveearth

In what we can attribute most likely to issues in Congress over the “partisan” nature of such an event, the U.S. concert will not be held in Washington, D.C. on the Capitol Mall, but will instead be at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. The additional concerts will be held at Sydney’s Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg’s Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyo’s Tokyo Stadium, Shanghai, TBD, and Wembley Stadium in England.

The concerts will be streamed live over MSN, starting with the first leg of the journey in Sydney and then spread across the globe as July 7th moves forward. The U.S. concert will feature the following artists:

AFI, AKON, ALICIA KEYS, BON JOVI, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, FALL OUT BOY, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, KELLY CLARKSON, KT TUNSTALL, LUDACRIS, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, RIHANNA, ROGER WATERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, THE POLICE

The London concert will feature:

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, SNOW PATROL

Wow, have you ever heard of this many performers rockin’ out live on the same day across the globe? The lineup isn’t even finished and it is already legendary. According to the release, all proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs.

Incredible. More details to follow!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Lauren

    Great Idea but stupid venue…. It onle allows for an x-number of people to attend and therfore… your not going to raise as much money as you would if for example you held in Philly again… Remember how many people showed up for that! think if everyone there was charged 10 bucks to “get in”… I can’t even do the math its astronomical… so thanks for screwing over those who would go and show support but now won’t be able too!!

  • Kelly

    Great idea, put environment issues on the front page! Oh , wait, they already are. And , just in case you hadn’t heard, global warming is natural, and cyclical, not caused by human endeavors. But, if everyone can waste less, pollute less, it will help us all. Oh, and have fewer offspring.

  • http://www.ecorazzi.com michael

    Sorry, Kelly, but you’re on the minority when it comes to believing that Global Warming is natural. Sure, the planet has gone up and down in temperature before, but human output of CO2 is causing these cyclical changes to happen much more rapidly than ever recorded. These rapid changes do not spell good news for those of us here.

    I do agree with you though; regardless of which side you believe, the world will be a better place as a result of supporting positive developments in our environment. Cleaner air, cleaner water, and a more sustainable economy. For those who believe Global Warming is this giant hoax — who cares if it is or not? The human race is not very intelligent when it comes to balancing our lives with the sustainability of Planet Earth. If we can rally together around this concept, create solutions to pollution and energy issues, and make the world a better place for ourselves and those who come after — then bring it on. I’d rather support those issues under an umbrella of global warming than whine about if it’s real or not.

  • http://www.ecologicalhomeideas.com Monica

    I’m with you, Michael. Global warming is natural but humans are making it worse faster, and it’s senseless to keep going at the same wasteful rate we are. I hate the fearmongering that comes with global warming warnings, save the polar bears pleas, peak oil and all that jazz, but hey, it’s creating much more positive waves worldwide than fearmongering over terrorism and religions. If fear is what it takes to make humans wake up to its responsibilities, so be it.

  • http://live-earth.awardspace.com Jersey

    I’m looking forward to this! With Al’s clout, me thinks the lineups are going to be awesome. And for the biggest cause that I can think of today other than Iraq. Here is a question and I am by no means dissing Al Gore. Why is it that Democrats who have held high office seem to do their best work AFTER they leave office. Think Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton among others. Good and Important work. Just a thought. And I do hope Al wins the Nobel for Peace. It would be appropriate.

  • mila

    I would like to geting information about the Live Earth concert in London and I would like to buy tickets about that.

  • JustaJusta

    Marianne Faithfull, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith confirmed for Live Earth with Brian Wilson appearing at the Wembley Stadium event, while Patti Smith and Marianne Faithfull appear at Giant’s Stadium!

  • danney

    To justajusta: How do you know that those three will be performing? They haven’t even been announced! Unless they are some of the surprise performers scheduled for the event.