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MSN To Stream Live Earth Concert

MSN has announced it has gotten the online distribution rights to this summer’s Live Earth concert. The concert, in the style of Live Aid and Live 8, will take place on 7/7/07 and shine a light on the growing global climate crisis. There are four confirmed cities, Shanghai, Sydney, Johannesburg and London, and three countries that have yet to choose a city (Brazil, Japan and the United States).

In a second, part of the press release and the initial list of confirmed artists. But first, Microsoft’s Consumer Marketing Manager Kris Hoet presents indisputable proof of global warming:


From the release:

Detailing a historic effort to engage billions of people across the globe, Kevin Wall, Al Gore, Pharrell Williams, Cameron Diaz, and the MSN Network today launched Save Our Selves (SOS) - The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis. The announcement was made at the California Science Center.

SOS is designed to trigger a global movement to combat our climate crisis. It will reach people in every corner of the planet through television, film, radio, the Internet and Live Earth, a 24-hour concert on 7/7/07 across all 7 continents that will bring together more than 100 of the world’s top musical acts. Live Earth alone will engage an audience of more than 2 billion people through concert attendance and broadcasts.

Confirmed artists:

  • Pharrell
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Foo Fighters
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Bon Jovi
  • Paolo Nutini
  • Sheryl Crow
  • AFI
  • Melissa Etheridge
  • John Mayer
  • Damien Rice
  • Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Duran Duran
  • Bloc Party
  • Snow Patrol
  • John Legend
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Akon
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Mana
  • Keane
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Korn
  • Faith Hill w/ Tim McGraw
  • Ray LaMontagne
  • Robin Thicke
  • Kenna

(via LiveSide)

February 23rd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | MSN, General | 3 comments