'Live Earth' Concerts Set For July
February 15, 2007 at 3:26 PM (PT)
LIVE 8 Exec. Producer and CONTROL ROOM CEO KEVIN WALL, former Vice President AL GORE, recording artist PHARRELL WILLIAMS, actress CAMERON DIAZ, and THE MSN NETWORK today launched "Save Our Selves (SOS) -- The Campaign For A Climate In Crisis." The initiative is designed to trigger a global movement to combat global warming and other climate crises using television, film, radio, the Internet and "Live Earth," a 24-hour concert on JULY 7 set to take place at venues in BRAZIL; SHANGHAI, CHINA; JAPAN; JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA; LONDON; SYDNEY; and the EASTERN U.S.
The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement.
"Our climate crisis is the paramount challenge facing humanity," WALL said. "SOS is more than a global distress call. SOS will give the world the tools we need to answer that call with meaningful action. The most important part of SOS is how individuals, corporations, and governments respond. Our climate crisis affects everyone, everywhere, and that’s who SOS is aimed at. Only a global response can conquer our climate crisis. SOS asks all people to Save Our Selves because only we can."
GORE said, "In order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach billions of people. We are launching SOS and Live Earth to begin a process of communication that will mobilize people all over the world to take action. The climate crisis will only be stopped by an unprecedented and sustained global movement. We hope to jump-start that movement right here, right now, and take it to a new level on JULY 7, 2007."
Artists set to participate so far include PHARRELL, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, FOO FIGHTERS, SNOOP DOGG, LENNY KRAVITZ, BON JOVI, PAOLO NUTINI, SHERYL CROW, AFI, MELISSA ETHERIDGE, JOHN MAYER, DAMIEN RICE, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, DURAN DURAN, SNOW PATROL, JOHN LEGEND, BLACK EYED PEAS, AKON, ENRIQUE IGLESIAS, FALL OUT BOY, MANA, KEANE, KELLY CLARKSON, KORN, BLOC PARTY, and FAITH HILL with TIM MCGRAW.