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Gore in hunt for Live Earth venue

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Capitol Concert Being Blocked by Republican Leaders

March 30, 2007
Environmental campaigner Al Gore is struggling to find a venue for his US climate change rock concert Live Earth.
The former US vice-president wanted to hold the concert, one of eight global events, at Washington DC's Capitol Hill, home of the US Congress.
But Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has objected because the proposal to use Capitol grounds has not been reviewed by the Senate.
Another US city is now being discussed. The concerts will take place on 7 July.
"While it's unfortunate for the American people that we are being blocked from staging the US concert in our nation's capital, the show must go on, even if it's in another city," said Chad Griffin, a senior adviser for Live Earth.
Photo: The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to perform at Live Earth
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