As we get closer to the greenest celebration this side of Earth Day, the details are starting to solidify on who’s playing where, what’s shaking at each event, and the stations that will be airing the entire thing. Let’s jump in!
Will legendary band Guns N’ Roses play Live Earth Brazil? Word is that the group is in negotiations to join Lenny Kravitz, Good Charlotte, and potentially Jay-Z and Nelly on July 7th in Rio De Janeiro. Though Rio is currently the only concert in the series that is free to the public, it’s quickly building a very hot lineup of performers. Let’s hope negotiations pull through for Axel Rose and Co.
Live Earth today announced the artist line-up and ticketing information for Live Earth South Africa, which will be staged at The Cradle of Humankind, Maropeng, just outside of Johannesburg. Musicians featured include UB40, Joss Stone, Danny K, Zola, and many others. Tickets will cost around $35 US and can be purchased immediately here.
Word is the Red Hot Chili Peppers committed to playing Live Earth London by whispering in Al Gore’s ear after receiving the award for “Best Rock Band” by the former V.P. at the 2007 Grammy Awards. As Gore recounts, “the members ‘came over to me on stage and whispered in my ear: ‘We’re in,’” reports the AP. He added, “That was the greatest place to get a confirmation that I’ve had yet.”
According to NewsMax, in addition to NBC carrying all of Live Earth for 22 hours on Saturday (starting at 4am.), CNBC will carry seven hours of coverage from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT, Bravo will show the concerts around the world for 18 hours beginning at 8 a.m. EDT, and the Sundance channel and the Universal HD channel will air the concerts for 22 hours each beginning at 4 a.m. Wow. Even if you don’t have a ticket, between these channels it doesn’t look like you’ll miss much!Â