LONDON (June 19, 2007) – Metallica
, Pussycat Dolls
, and Terra Naomi are the final acts to be added to the Live Earth London line-up performing at Wembley Stadium as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on 7/7/07.
With an already astounding line up that includes some of the best music acts from around the world, this monumental event will bring together more than 2 billion people to combat the climate crisis.
An exclusive download of Metallica's Live Earth performance is going to be available for a minimal fee immediately after the event finishes. All money raised will benefit four climate charities hand-selected by the band: Sierra Club, The Apollo Alliance, WWF and Rainforest Action Network.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica… "I love my sons. I want them to "inherit the Earth" FOR REAL! We keep waiting for future generations to solve the problems; to invent cleaner technology; to pay the costs...that's the same as passing the buck. I want the buck to stop here, now. I want lawmakers and laws to impose change. Nothing else will keep this world safe for my sons."
Kasabian, whose latest album 'Empire' went in at number one in the UK album chart, are joined by Grammy nominated pop sensations the Pussycat Dolls, and Terra Naomi, who wrote the song 'Say It's Possible' after watching Al Gore
's An Inconvenient Truth
. As part of a virtual tour from her Los Angeles apartment, she recorded herself on a video camera and posted it on YouTube; it soon found itself on the site's front page. Within two days, it had amassed over 200,000 views - a figure that now stands at over 2 million.
A small number of tickets have been released this week and successful applications will be contacted by SMS with instructions on how to purchase their tickets.
Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company producing the concerts globally. Live Earth will bring together more than 100 of the world's top music acts to inspire an audience of over two billion people to trigger a mass movement to combat global warming. Live Earth seeks to inspire its global audience to make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives and spur action by corporations and governments to turn the tide on global warming.
"The amazing support for Live Earth just keeps on growing," says Live Earth Founder and Executive Producer Kevin Wall. "The talent involved in the Live Earth shows around the world is phenomenal, and it is great to have such influential people involved in what is such an important cause."
The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Istanbul, Turkey; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.
Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign carried out by The Climate Group, Stop Climate Chaos, the Alliance for Climate Protection, and other international NGOs to move individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a Partner of Live Earth.
Exclusive online media partner MSN is helping Live Earth reach people in every corner of the globe. The concerts will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at LiveEarth.MSN.com. MSN's 39 localised web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users. The concerts will be broadcast on the BBC in the UK and on more than 120 networks around the world.
Live Earth is partnering with companies who share the commitment to helping people live a more energy efficient lifestyle. smart is the world's only automaker serving as an Official Partner. Unlike any other vehicle, the new smart fortwo combines a modern, individual lifestyle with environmental protection by setting the standard in urban mobility and offering the lowest CO2 emission of any vehicle on the market. Philips, as the world's leading lighting supplier, joins Live Earth as an Official Partner. Philips was the first to introduce the energy saving light bulb in 1980 and has put environmental product improvement at the heart of its business with its EcoDesign program since 1994, increasing its green product range year by year.
With the full line-up for Live Earth London now revealed, hosts and guest presenters will be announced shortly. The full Wembley line-up is… Beastie BoysBlack Eyed PeasBloc PartyCorinne Bailey RaeDamien RiceDavid Gray Duran DuranFoo FightersGenesisJames Blunt John LegendKasabianKeaneMadonnaMetallicaPaolo NutiniPussycat DollsRazorlightRed Hot Chili PeppersSnow PatrolSpinal Tap
Control Room has produced and distributed more than 60 concerts since its founding in 2005 featuring Beyonce, Madonna, Green Day and the Rolling Stones, among others.