Al Gore’s Mega-Concert Line-Up Announced; Just Don’t Expect The Foos To Play “Darling Nikki”

Feb 15th, 2007 // 6 Comments

goreeee.JPEGRolling Stone has some details on Al Gore’s “Live Earth” concert, which will take place on the strangely biblical date of 7/07/07:

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Akon, A.F.I., Fall Out Boy, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill are among the participating artists being announced at a press conference in Los Angeles today. Though not all of the locations have been confirmed, organizer Kevin Wall, who spearheaded the Live 8 concerts in 2005, has a possible plan: “We’ll start in Shanghai, and go to Sydney and Rio De Janeiro and Washington D.C. and London and Johannesburg and finish the show in Kyoto at the old Buddhist temple where we would do an acoustic show and ask the world to take a breath.

One quibble: Couldn’t they have come up with a better title than “Live Earth”? We realize the most obvious idea was already taken, but this sounds like one of those rain-forest CDs they sell at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

UPDATE: Associated Press adds Melissa Etheridge, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Korn, Pharrell, the Black Eyed Peas, and Enrique Iglesias.

Breaking News: Al Gore Announces “Live Earth” Mega-Concert [Rollingstone.com]

  1. henski1

    Tipper’s “music rating” wet dream come true.

  2. thefrontpage

    Also on the bill: Ted Nugent, Charlie Daniels, David Allan Coe, George Jones, Up With People, the Osmonds, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Larry the Cable Guy.

  3. xtianrut

    What a great way to combat global warming! With all those tour buses and semi’s full of gear, gigantic power-draws for the sound system, cases and cases of spring water trucked in from France and Fiji… Maybe they can get the Blue Angels to do a few fly-overs too.

  4. Ned Raggett

    Muse say they’re in. ANOTHER reason to hate ‘em.

  5. ogz

    don’t forget xtian,

  6. QuestionStupidity

    So let me get this straight. In order to save the planet from global warming they plan to invite hundred of thousands of fans to travel many miles in SUV’s, consume large quantities of mass-produced beer, and fly huge entourages of musicians all over the globe. I get it. In order to save the planet we must first destroy the planet. Part of the plan involves a concert in Antarctica. Let’s to disturb the wildlife in Antarctica with a rock concert. Pure genius.

    Wow this Al Gore guy really has some big ideas. Maybe he should run for president.

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