Can music save the planet? Live Earth global concerts plannedA series of concerts planned for July will be showcasing musical talent from around the world. The concerts called "Live Earth" are being organized by Al Gore and the Save Our Selves (S.O.S.) campaign for Climate Crisis. The concerts will take place on July 7, 2007. London, Sydney, Shanghai and Johannesburg and Rio de Janerio have been confirmed as locations for the simulcast performances. Each of the seven concerts are planned to last between four and eight hours.
The responses from the music community so far have been very positive. Kevin Wall who organized the Live 8 concerts has said that bands are moving their concert tour dates around in order to be part of the event. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg are some of the big names that have already signed up.
The goal of the concerts will be to get the message of climate crisis out to billions of people. As Mr. Gore says "we have to get the message out to billions." Climate change is the one issue that affects all of us. Check LiveEarth for updates on concert locations and bands.