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All-star lineup for Live Earth concerts

The U.S. show in Giants Stadium, one of seven worldwide, will include Kanye West and Fall Out Boy.

April 11, 2007|From the Associated Press

LONDON — Live Earth concerts will be held July 7 in cities around the world, 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, the Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West, Rihanna, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins and Fall Out Boy, it was announced Tuesday.

Tickets go on sale Monday at 7 a.m. PDT. Prices have not been determined, said David Cirilli, a spokesman for the organizers.

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

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 Tuesday. "Musicians who have answered our call span multiple genres and generations."

The concerts will be broadcast in the U.S. by NBC and on more than 120 networks around the world, and streamed live online.

Proceeds will create a foundation to combat climate change led by the Alliance for Climate Protection, which is chaired by former Vice President Al Gore.

Meanwhile, Sheryl Crow, riding aboard a bus that uses biodiesel fuel, is on an 11-stop college tour to raise awareness about global warming.

Accompanying the Grammy-winning singer is Laurie David, one of the producers of the Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth," a documentary on climate change in which Gore appears.

Each stop on the tour will include remarks by David, a short performance by Crow, clips from "An Inconvenient Truth" and a dialogue with students, according to Crow's website.

"The more I learn about global warming, the more I know that we all have to do something to be a part of the solution," Crow, 45, said in a statement.

"I am thrilled Laurie and I have the opportunity to go on the road and combine our efforts to educate the next generation on how they can make a difference."

The "Stop Global Warming College Tour" opened Monday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. It ends April 22, which is Earth Day. . There are no California stops.

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