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Live Earth
The Live Earth logo representing the "S.O.S." message.
Location(s) 2007: Sydney, Johannesburg, New Jersey, Rio de Janeiro, Antarctica, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shanghai, London, Hamburg, Washington D.C. and Rome
Years active 2007
Founded by Al Gore, Kevin Wall
Date(s) 7 July 2007
Genre Pop, Rock music
Website www.liveearth.org

Live Earth is an annual event developed to combat climate change.

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Background

Live Earth 2007

The first series of benefit concerts were held on July 7, 2007. The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations around the world and were broadcast to a mass global audience through television, radio, and live internet streams.[1]

Live Earth India 2008

The second Live Earth concert was scheduled for December 7, 2008 at the Andheri Sports Complex on Veera Desai Road in Andheri West, Mumbai, India and was managed by Kevin Wall who, after a request from Al Gore, planned to have the entire event take place in India.[2][3] In September, 2008 Reuters stated that, "the December event will see U.S. rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Bollywood's biggest superstar, Amitabh Bachchan share the stage, and is described by organisers as one of the biggest events held in India." [2] Shekhar Kapur, Nobel laureate Rajendra Pachauri, Abhishek Bachchan, and Aishwarya Rai also planned to star in the event.[3] Additional acts included Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta,[4] Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Will.I.Am, Hard Kaur, and Anoushka Shankar.[4] Palash Sen stated that his band, Euphoria, was scheduled to launch a song written for the concert on the topic of global warming.[5]

Live Earth would have been broadcast by STAR TV (Asia), which works in conjunction with the STAR Plus channel (United Kingdom, Middle East) and the Star World Channel. MSN was the "the exclusive global broadband partner for Live Earth India."[6]

The concert was cancelled shortly after the November 2008 Mumbai attacks on 26 November 2008. Wall, Gore, and Pachauri stated in a joint press release that, "due to circumstances far beyond our control, we are saddened to announce that Live Earth India has been cancelled. We will continue to work for solutions to the climate crisis for the good of the people of India and around the world. But for now, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims of this terrible attack, with the bereaved, with the people of Mumbai and with everyone in India." [7][8] Some argued against the cancellation stating that "music could have helped fear-hardened Mumbai to ride the storm." [9] Jethro Tull and Anoushka Shankar, who also cancelled their 29 November Mumbai concert [10] after the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, reorganized the performance as A Billion Hands Concert, a benefit performance for victims of the attacks, and held it in Mumbai on 5 December 2008.[11]

Dow Live Earth Run for Water

The Dow Live Earth Run for Water – to take place April 18, 2010 – will consist of a series of 6 km run/walks (the average distance many women and children walk every day to secure water) taking place over the course of 24 hours in countries around the world, featuring concerts and water education activities aimed at igniting a tipping point to help solve the water crisis. Jessica Biel, Alexandra Cousteau, Pete Wentz, Angelique Kidjo and Jenny Fletcher will lend their names and their time in support of this important cause.[12].

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Host Cities

The Dow Live Earth Run for Water will be hosted by cities around the world, including: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Chicago, Hong Kong, Jimbaran, London, Los Angeles, Manchester, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, New York, Lisboa, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Singapore City, Stockholm, Toronto and Washington, D.C.[13]

Beneficiaries

All donations raised by the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will be disseminated to fund sustainable and scalable water programs. A growing global network of NGO partners including Global Water Challenge, A Child's Right, Akvo, Fondo Para La Paz, Indonesia Water Partnership, Lien Aid, Pump Aid, Wildlands Conservation Trust, and many others.[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ 07.07.07 accessed Feb 10, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jamkhandikar, Shilpa (September 20, 2008). "Live Earth show to help light homes with solar energy". AP. http://in.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idINIndia-35574720080920?sp=true. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Next Live Earth concert in Mumbai". Times of India. September 20, 2008. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Developmental_Issues/Next_Live_Earth_concert_in_Mumbai/articleshow/3504723.cms. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  4. ^ a b Bollywood royalty lines up for Live Earth India concert, Agence France-Presse
  5. ^ Who wants to carol in a slowdown
  6. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (September 19, 2008). "Live Earth will have an encore in India". Hollywood Reporter. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/world/news/e3if071151a9941bb2d0cd923bdde5d1684?imw=Y. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  7. ^ Joint Official Statement from Live Earth Founder Kevin Wall, The Office of the Honorable Al Gore and Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman IPCC regarding Live Earth India
  8. ^ Live Earth terror struck
  9. ^ Live Earth India concert cancelled, music lovers disappointed
  10. ^ The flute of his labours
  11. ^ A Billion Hands - Join The Fight Against Terror and For A Better Tomorrow
  12. ^ http://www.wateronline.com/article.mvc/Dow-Launches-The-Dow-Live-Earth-Run-For-Water-0001 "Dow Launches The Dow Live Earth Run For Water – The Largest Global Water Initiative In History To Help Solve The World Water Crisis," WaterOnline.com, October 14, 2009, accessed October 19, 2009
  13. ^ Live Earth - Run, accessed October 19, 2009
  14. ^ The Run for Water - Partners, accessed October 19, 2009

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Simple English

Live Earth was a series of concerts held on July 7, 2007, and were organized by Al Gore, who used to be the vice president. Inspired by Live Aid and Live 8, Live Earth was held to raise awareness about global warming. It was held in cities on every continent in the world, even Antarctica, and stars like Madonna and the Foo Fighters came out to help.

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Locations

Africa
Coca Cola Dome Randburg near Johannesburg
North America
Giants Stadium East Rutherford near New York City
National Mall Washington, D.C.
South America
Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro
Asia
Makuhari Messe Chiba near Tokyo
Tō-ji Kyoto
Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai File:Flag of the People'
Oceania
Sydney Football Stadium Sydney
Europe
Wembley Stadium London
HSH Nordbank Arena Hamburg
Antarctica
Rothera Research Station British Antarctic Territory

Performers

Wembley Stadium (United Kingdom)

Presenters:

Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States)

Presenters:

National Mall (United States)

Presenters:

Sydney Football Stadium (Australia)

Presenters:

  • Peter Garrett
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Hamish & Andy
  • Tim Ross
  • Adam Spencer
  • Ian Thorpe

Coca Cola Dome (South Africa)

  • Danny K
  • Angélique Kidjo
  • Baaba Maal
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • The Parlotones
  • The Soweto Gospel Choir
  • Joss Stone
  • UB40
  • Zola

Presenters:

  • Naomi Campbell
  • DJ Suga

Makuhari Messe (Japan)

Presenters:

Tō-ji (Japan)

HSH Nordbank Arena (Germany)

Presenters:

  • Katharina Witt
  • Nova Meierhenrich
  • Holger Ponick
  • Andreas Kuhlage
  • Elton
  • Tim Mälzer
  • Oli P.
  • Gülcan Karahancı
  • Michael Mittermeier
  • Simon Gosejohann
  • Eberhard Brandes (WWF Germany)
  • Charlotte Engelhardt

Copacabana Beach (Brazil)

Oriental Pearl Tower (China)

  • Evonne Hsu
  • Anthony Wong
  • Soler
  • Huang Xiao Ming
  • 12 Girls Band
  • Joey Yung
  • Winnie Hsin
  • Sarah Brightman
  • Wang Xiao Kun
  • Eason Chan
  • Wang Chuang Jun[1]
  • Wang Rui
  • Pu Ba Jia

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Rothera Research Station (Antarctica)

References


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