Get 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 Sydneyâ€™s Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiroâ€™s Copacabana Beach; Johannesburgâ€™s Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyoâ€™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!