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Concerts to raise awareness of global warming

<p>Live Earth concerts will be held July 7 in cities around the world, including London, aimed at raising climate change awareness.</p>




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Live Earth concerts will be held July 7 in cities around the world, including London, aimed at raising climate change awareness.


Madonna, the Beastie Boys and Black Eyed Peas will headline the concert at Wembley stadium in London. They will be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Keane, Foo Fighters and others.


Headliners for the U.S. concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., include Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West, Rihanna, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins and Fall Out Boy, it was announced yesterday.


Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday. Prices have not yet been determined, said David Cirilli, a spokesman for the organizers.


Other shows will take place in Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Organizers have also promised an event in Antarctica.


The concerts mark the start of a new campaign called Save Our Selves, the Campaign for a Climate in Crisis.


“This monster lineup will ensure Live Earth meets our goal of bringing together people from around the world to combat the climate crisis,” Live Earth founder and executive producer Kevin Wall said in a statement yesterday.


 
 
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