Public Service Announcement
April 11, 2007
The Police, Madonna and Bon Jovi are among the artists who will perform in the global Live Earth concerts series, aimed at raising awareness of climate change.
Sting and his band, Bon Jovi and others including Ludacris, the Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, Alicia Keys and Melissa Etheridge will perform at the New York event at Giants Stadium on July 7.
In London, Madonna, the Beastie Boys and the Black Eyed Peas will headline the city's event at Wembley stadium, alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keane and the Foo Fighters.
Organisers today said top artists had rushed to be part of the global initiative, which has been compared to the Live Aid concerts held around the world in the 1980s to fight famine.
The Live Earth series will be held in seven major cities on July 7 - New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro. Organisers have also promised an event in Antarctica.
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