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Live Earth
Location(s) Sydney, Johannesburg, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Antarctica, Tokyo, Kyoto, Shanghai, London, Hamburg, Washington D.C. and Rome
Years active 2007
Founded by Al Gore, Kevin Wall
Date(s) 7 July 2007
Genre(s) Pop, Rock music
Website www.liveearth.org

Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat climate change. The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations around the world and were broadcast to a mass global audience through televisions, radio, and the computers through the Internet. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sydney Football Stadium (colloquially known as SFS, and formerly known as Aussie Stadium 2002-2007[1]) was built in 1988 to be the premium rectangular field in Sydney, Australia. ... The Coca Cola dome, located in Randburg, South Africa is an indoor sporting arena located north of Johannesburg, South Africa. ... Giants Stadium, frequently referred to as The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams of the NFL, and the Red Bull New York soccer team of MLS. It is located in East Rutherford, New Jersey in the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which... Copacabana is a district located in the southern zone of the city Rio de Janeiro, famous for its 4 km beach. ... Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ) is a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo. ... Five-story pagoda of Tōji Tōji (東寺; とうじ) is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan. ... The Oriental Pearl Tower (Chinese: ; Pinyin: , Official Name: 东方明珠电视塔) is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... HSH Nordbank Arena is the main stadium of Hamburg, Germany. ... Facing east across the Mall with ones back towards the Lincoln Memorial. ... The late Baroque façade of the Basilica of St. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Kevin Wall is one of the primary organizers of the Live 8 concerts and the Live Earth concerts. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ...


The umbrella organization for the event was Save Our Selves, founded by Kevin Wall (Executive Producer), and included major partners such as former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection, Earthlab, MSN, and Control Room, the production company which produced the event. The logo for the event was the Morse code distress signal. Brand Neutral, the environmental business strategy firm, served as the worldwide sustainability strategy and services partner for Live Earth, developing the overall sustainability strategy, staffing all members of the global "green team," creating the overall master plan for resource management, and supervising the execution of the Live Earth environmental strategy. Leading sustainability expert John Picard served as chief environmental and efficiency counsellor for the event. The worldwide producer of talent and venue programming for all of the events was Aaron Grosky. The worldwide producer of events was Lily Sobhani. Live Earth produced 60 short films, directed by leading filmmakers from the worlds of films, music videos, commercials and animation. The worldwide producer of Live Earth films was Kit Hawkins. The 22-hour global TV broadcast (world feed) and satellite distribution, as well as radio, internet and mobile production was overseen by Executive in Charge of Production André Mika. Unlike the similar Live 8 concerts, which were free, Live Earth charged admission but the event was made broadly available via television and the Internet. Save Our Selves is the name of a group of activists organized to raise awareness of global climate change. ... Kevin Wall is one of the primary organizers of the Live 8 concerts and the Live Earth concerts. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... The Alliance for Climate Protection is an organization in the United States aiming to persuade people of the importance, urgency and feasibility of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis.[1] The founder and current chairman of the alliance is former US Vice President Al Gore. ... EarthLab, is the first and the leading Climate crisis community, uses an ECP calculator to help create carbon footprint profiles for its members. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see SOS (disambiguation). ... Kit Hawkins is a film and television producer and co-founder of Tudhope Hawkins Management. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ...


The event set a new record for on-line entertainment with over 15 million video streams during the live concert alone. Television ratings were mixed, with 41% of households in Canada watching the concerts, while figures in the UK were characterized as a "flop".[1] Television ratings in the United States were "dismal" as well, NBC's broadcast of Live Earth was the least watched network program between the Big Three Television Networks and Fox.[2]. On the other hand, Bravo, an NBC Uni property, reported the highest Saturday ratings in the network's history [3] http://www.liveearth.org/?p=237 A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... The Big Three Television Networks are the three traditional broadcast (over the air) TV networks in the United States: ABC, CBS and NBC. NBC and CBS were founded as radio networks in the 1920s. ...

Contents

Background

Nobel-prize winning Al Gore giving a global warming talk on 7 April 2006

The plans for the Live Earth concerts were announced at a media event in Los Angeles on 15 February 2007 by Al Gore, Kevin Wall and other celebrities.[4] The inspiration for promoting the cause using benefit concerts comes from many similar events over the past 25 years including the 1985 Live Aid concerts and the 2005 Live 8 concerts and it was to be the longest show ever to be recorded in the world records. The event was claimed to be carbon neutral, and organisers said they would purchase carbon credits to offset the environmental impact of the flights associated with the events.[5] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (533x800, 62 KB) Summary Al gore giving his global warming talk in Mountain View, CA on 7 April 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (533x800, 62 KB) Summary Al gore giving his global warming talk in Mountain View, CA on 7 April 2006. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Kevin Wall is one of the primary organizers of the Live 8 concerts and the Live Earth concerts. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... A carbon audit regime is an effective means of accounting for greenhouse gas control efforts. ... This article deals with carbon credits for international trading. ...


In addition to raising awareness of global warming,[6] on 28 June 2007, it was revealed that Live Earth is to be the launch event for the Live Earth Call to Action.[7] During the concerts people were asked to support the following 7-point pledge:[7] Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Live Earth Pledge (or the Seven Point Pledge) is a petition promulgated by the Live Earth campaign, urging governments to adopt a variety of environmental protection laws. ...

  1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution by 90% in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;
  2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become 'carbon neutral;'
  3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the CO2;
  4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;
  5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;
  6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,
  7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century.

In subsequent interviews Al Gore indicated that the concerts would mark 'the beginning of a three-year campaign worldwide to deliver information about how we solve the climate crisis'[8][9] and that 'the prospects for every future generation depend on us understanding, hearing and acting upon this information.'[8][10] Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (as of 2004). ... Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound composed of two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to a single carbon atom. ... Until recently, most carbon offsets were commonly done by planting trees. ... A carbon audit regime is an effective means of accounting for greenhouse gas control efforts. ... Look up Moratorium in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World-wide electricity production for 1980 to 2005. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is an approach to mitigating global warming by capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from large point sources such as power plants and subsequently storing it instead of releasing it into the atmosphere. ... For the physical concepts, see conservation of energy and energy efficiency. ... Renewable energy effectively utilizes natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides and geothermal heat, which are naturally replenished. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... This article is about the process of deforestation in the environment. ... Business action on climate change includes a range of activities relating to combatting global warming, and to influencing political decisions on global-warming-related regulation, such as the Kyoto Protocol. ... The issue of human-caused, or anthropogenic, climate change (global warming) is becoming a central focus of the Green movement. ...


Live Earth's supporters included climate change activists in New Zealand's Climaction Coalition, who praised concert organisers, stating "Climate change is the greatest threat facing humanity today."[11] Climaction spokesperson David Colyer said the concert presented "a great opportunity to join our voices with theirs" and called on people who could not attend a concert to participate in local events to raise awareness about climate change. Climaction is a radical enivornmental Climate Change coalition in Aotearoa / New Zealand. ...


Further information on the issues raised by the concerts are published in The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook, written by environmentalist David Mayer de Rothschild.[12][13] Profits from the book will be donated to the Alliance for Climate Protection, as will some of the profits from the concerts.[14] David Mayer de Rothschild (born 25 August 1978) is a British adventurer and environmentalist who is head of Adventure Ecology, an expedition group raising awareness about climate change. ... The Alliance for Climate Protection is an organization in the United States aiming to persuade people of the importance, urgency and feasibility of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis.[1] The founder and current chairman of the alliance is former US Vice President Al Gore. ...


Antecedents for the style of concerts

The concert stage at Wembley Stadium.

The concert series followed in the tradition of many benefit events staged in the past three decades: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 1728 pixel, file size: 1. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ...

  • The aspect of multiple concerts on a single day followed two events conceived by Bob Geldof -- two Live Aid concerts staged on July 13, 1985 and eight Live 8 concerts staged on July 2, 2005.

The deployment of multiple pop and rock musicians and entertainers to promote awareness of a single cause has many antecedents - the principal examples being: Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... July 2, 2005 (Saturday) On the McLaughlin Group programme, MSNBC analyst Lawrence ODonnell claims to have known that the identity of Matthew Coopers source in the Valerie Plame exposure scandal was Karl Rove. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... The Human Rights Now! Tour was a truly worldwide series of benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ... Martin Lewis. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...

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Friends of Live Earth

Over 10,000 "Friends of Live Earth" events and house parties were held in 195 countries. [citation needed]

  • Live Earth Alert, was a Netherlands contribution/concept,[15] to the real program Live Earth on 07/07/07. In Westerpark in Amsterdam (NL) a parallel event had been organised which included a continuous 24 hour live broadcast program on Nederland 3 of live streams (in sequential order) from Live Earth events and reports from Dutch correspondents stationed on all 7 continents as well as an almost 12 hour side event at the home location with performances, artists and other side activities. Some parts of this Dutch program were included in the official Live Earth streams and broadcast worldwide.[16]

Live Earth Alert has been organised in the Netherlands on July 7, 2007 in addition to the worldwide event of Live Earth and unique of its length and total concept. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ...

Locations

The organisers intended to present concerts on all seven continents. They stated that the venues would utilise on-site power generation, efficient methods of energy utilisation and sustainable facilities management in an effort to minimise environmental impact.

Africa
Coca Cola Dome Randburg near Johannesburg  South Africa
North America
Giants Stadium East Rutherford near New York City  United States
National Mall 1 Washington, D.C.[17]  United States
South America
Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro  Brazil
Asia
Makuhari Messe Chiba near Tokyo  Japan
Tō-ji Kyoto  Japan
Oriental Pearl Tower Shanghai  China
Australia
Sydney Football Stadium Sydney  Australia
Europe
Wembley Stadium London  United Kingdom
HSH Nordbank Arena Hamburg  Germany
Basilica of St. John Lateran Rome  Italy
Antarctica
Rothera Research Station British Antarctic Territory  British Antarctic Territory
1 i.c. premises/venue of Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

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Cancellations

A concert for Istanbul was called off, the local organiser said, for lack of government and private sponsorship. "Live Earth Istanbul failed to be a priority ... because our country is in an election marathon and due to fears of terrorism and security risks," said Purple Concerts, which will erect screens around Istanbul to show the concerts in other cities, spokeswoman Funda Dusgor said.[18] Just days before the event, the concert in Rio de Janeiro was reportedly cancelled because of a lack of security for the concert, but was later revived.[19] This article is about the Brazilian city. ...


Washington D.C. venue

It was only hours before the Washington D.C. concert was scheduled to begin that organisers were able to secure a venue for the last-minute addition to the schedule. The Washington Post reported the U.S. capital had been Gore's first choice for the main concert. However, the main concert was moved to New Jersey and Gore made a surprise announcement during a 6 July media interview that a concert would take place on the plaza of the Museum of the American Indian. "Some who don't understand what is now at stake tried to stop this event on the Mall, but here we are. [crowd is cheering] And it wasn't the cavalry who came to our rescue, it was the American Indians," Gore said during brief opening remarks carried live on the MSN website.[20] The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., viewed from the northeast Interior view looking down toward the entrance. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ...


Performers

Wembley Stadium (United Kingdom)

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Giants Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States)

Main article: Live Earth concert, New York City

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National Mall (United States)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Washington, D.C.

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Sydney Football Stadium (Australia)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Sydney

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Coca Cola Dome (South Africa)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Johannesburg

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Makuhari Messe (Japan)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Tokyo

Presenters: Naomi Campbell (born May 22, 1970) is an English supermodel, actress, singer, and author of Black Jamaican/Chinese descent. ... Makuhari Messe (幕張メッセ) is a convention center in Japan located in the western region of Chiba Prefecture, close to Tokyo. ... The Japanese Live Earth is being held at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo on 7 July 2007. ... The Genki Rockets are a hybrid band made up of a few different unnamed musical artists. ... RIZE is a Japanese rock band. ... For other persons named Ayaka, see Ayaka (disambiguation). ... Ai Otsuka , born September 9, 1982) is a Japanese pop female singer-songwriter and pianist from Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. ... AI (born November 2, 1981, real name Ai Carina Uemura )) is a Japanese singer. ... Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974) better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico by his father and stepmother. ... For the school in Oxfordshire, see Abingdon School. ... Cocco (born January 19, 1977 in Naha, Okinawa, Okinawa) is a female Japanese pop singer who debuted in 1996 with a self-titled E.P. titled Cocko. ... Linkin Park is a rock band from Agoura Hills, California. ... Kumi Koda ) (born Kumiko Kōda ) on November 13, 1982) is a Japanese pop singer from Kyoto who debuted in Japan in 2000 with Take Back. ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ...

Tō-ji (Japan)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Kyoto

HSH Nordbank Arena (Germany)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Hamburg

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  • Katarina Witt
  • Nova Meierhenrich
  • Holger Ponick
  • Andreas Kuhlage
  • Elton
  • Tim Mälzer
  • Oli P.
  • Gülcan Karahancı
  • Michael Mittermeier
  • Simon Gosejohann
  • Eberhard Brandes (WWF Germany)
  • Charlotte Engelhardt

Copacabana Beach (Brazil)

Oriental Pearl Tower (China)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Shanghai

Basilica of St. John Lateran (Rome, Italy)

  • The London Oratory School Schola
  • The Rome Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Michael D'Alessandra
  • Christiano Serino
  • The Bernini Quartet

Rothera Research Station (Antarctica)

Main article: Live Earth concert, Antarctica

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Audience

The concerts were broadcast in over 130 countries by more than 500 media partners including television, radio, Internet and wireless channels. National television viewing figures included 19 million viewers in the US, 41% of all households in Canada, 37% of all households in Brazil, and 20% in Germany.


The event also attracted a record on-line audience. Live coverage attracted over 8 million people who watched over 15 million video streams, while total 55 million video streams had been watched by 23 July.


United Kingdom

London's Wembley Stadium production of "Live Earth," received poor viewing figures on the BBC, blamed on a good weather Saturday afternoon, in addition to the network's tennis coverage at Wimbledon. BBC's live afternoon coverage of the concert drew an average of about 900,000 viewers while the evening viewing figures averaged around 3.1 million[26] and the highlight figures, near the end of the concert, were around 4.5 million. Three times as many viewers had watched the Concert for Diana six days earlier[26] and 9.6 million viewers had watched the Live 8 concert, two years earlier. For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... // List of stations Television United Kingdom BBC One (DTT channel 1) BBC Two (DTT channel 2) United Kingdom, digital only (Digital Terrestrial (DTT), Digital Cable and Digital Satellite (Astra 2D)) BBC Three, formerly known as BBC Choice (DTT channel 7) BBC Four, formerly known as BBC Knowledge (DTT channel 10... Concert for Diana was a concert held at the new Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom in honour of the late Diana, Princess of Wales on 1 July 2007, which would have been her 46th birthday; 2007 is also the 10th anniversary of her death. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ...


Controversies and criticism

While garnering favourable comments, several aspects of the event drew criticism from various perspectives.


Political motives and campaigning

Further information: Al Gore controversies

Some Republicans have criticized Al Gore for organising the event and said he did so to promote himself for a 2008 U.S. Presidential election bid, although Gore has said repeatedly he is "not planning to be a candidate again for office"[27] and has said that he "had fallen out of love with politics."[28] Official portrait 1994 Al Gore, former Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001) and 2000 Democratic Party presidential nominee, has been the subject of some controversies. ... The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial president and vice president of the United States. ...


Environmental impact

Bands including The Who, Muse and the Arctic Monkeys dubbed Live Earth "Private Jets for Climate Change."[29] The event's total carbon footprint, including the artists' and spectators' travel and energy consumption, was probably at least 74,500 tonnes, according to John Buckley of CarbonFootPrint.com - more than 3,000 times the average Briton's annual footprint.[30] Performers flew at least 222,623.63 miles (about 358,278 kilometres) — the equivalent of nearly nine times round the planet — to take part in the event, and this figure does not include transport of technicians, dancers and support staff. [31] An estimate reported that 100,000 planted trees are required to offset total carbon emissions produced during the entire event, as well as a key sponsor for the event being Chevrolet, promoting a new hybrid four-wheel drive.[32] The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Arctic Monkeys are a Mercury Prize winning English indie rock band from High Green, a suburb of Sheffield. ... Per capita greenhouse gas emissions A carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. ... “UK” redirects here. ...


The BBC cancelled a later major attempt to "raise consciousness" of global climate change. The BBC's news story suggested that this was in part because "poor ratings in the UK and elsewhere for July's Live Earth concert may have confirmed the internal belief that the public do not like being "lectured to" on climate change." [33]


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Concert-goers at the event’s London leg had left thousands of plastic cups on the floor of Wembley Stadium, although organisers had urged audience members to use the recycling bins provided, the BBC reported. [34] This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For the old stadium, see Wembley Stadium (1923). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


Al Gore was unhappy with the travel arrangements of the UK band Razorlight. After their appearance at the London Live Earth event, they were ferried to an airport in a large tour bus with a police escort to catch a private jet to Scotland. From the airport in Scotland they travelled by helicopter to Balado to perform at T in the Park. Razorlight claimed they would offset their emissions by planting trees.[35] This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... Razorlight is an Anglo-Swedish band formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Johnny Borrell. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Business jet (slang, Bizjet) is a term for a jet aircraft, usually of modest size, designed for transporting small groups of business people for commercial reasons at a time convenient to their business needs. ... This article is about the country. ... Balado Park is a former airfield near Kinross in Perth and Kinross county in Scotland that is now the site for the the annual T in the Park music festival . ... T in the Park is a major Scottish music festival, held annually since 1994. ...


Singer-songwriter John Mayer, one of the big attractions at the New Jersey/New York concert had not signed Gore's seven-point Live Earth pledge. "If you want to peg me as not being entirely eco-friendly, you'll win," Mayer told reporters after his set. "We're just getting together saying 'We want to be healthier'.” [36] For other persons named John Mayer, see John Mayer (disambiguation). ... The Live Earth concert for North America was held at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA (near New York City) on July 7, 2007. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ...


PETA has criticized the selling of meat products in the concerts, comparing it to selling cigarettes at an anti-cancer fundraiser. According to PETA campaigner Yvonne Taylor, "It would be hypocritical to be serving meat at an event for the environment, and if you really cared about the environment, you wouldn't be eating meat in the first place." [37]


Bob Geldof and Live 8

Before the goals of the concerts were announced on June 28, the concert was criticised by Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof and Roger Daltrey of The Who about a lack of a final goal. Geldof said in an interview on 15 May 2007, that the concerts are a waste of time because "Everybody's known about [global warming] for years."[38] Geldof said he would organise a concert like Live Earth only if he "could go on stage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress, or major corporations." Daltrey said "The last thing the planet needs is a rock concert ... the questions and the answers are so huge I don't know what a rock concert's ever going to do to help."[39] Ethiopia, as its borders were in 1985. ... Robert Frederick Xenon Geldof[1], KBE[2], known as Bob Geldof (born 5 October 1951) [3], is an Irish singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. ... Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is a rock vocalist, songwriter, and actor, best known as the founder and lead singer of English rock band The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


A spokesman for Live Earth responded to Geldof, saying that the concerts were intended to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. "People are aware of global warming but millions are not doing anything about changing their lifestyles."[40] Al Gore said "What Bob Geldof did with Live Aid and Live 8 was fantastic and he has followed up very diligently. [Geldof] has said ... how important it is to have specific goals and a continuing follow-on effort, and we have designed the Live Earth concerts in just that way."[41] Gore continued, “This one day, 24 hours long, will not only be a wake-up call for the world but the beginning of a multi-year campaign to organize an effective response to the climate crisis.” [42]


BBC coverage of the London venue

The BBC received 413 complaints because coverage of Metallica's live set was cut short, and over 130 complaints concerning swearing[26] as the BBC had shown the concert before the watershed time of 9pm, this includes Chris Rock jokingly calling the crowd "motherfuckers".[43] Presenter Jonathan Ross praised performances that did not actually get shown to the TV audience.[44] The BBC later apologised for cutting away from footage of Metallica,[45] and both during and after the concert for the bad language.[26] The BBC also angered many viewers by cutting away from Wembley Stadium performances by Bloc Party, Beastie Boys and Spinal Tap (who had reformed especially for the event) to show, in the two later cases, pre-recorded performances by Rihanna and Shakira. This was made even more frustrating when the same footage of Rihanna performing "S.O.S." was shown later the same evening as part of BBC1's extended highlights package. The BBC also featured only one performer from the Shanghai event, Sarah Brightman. Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Watershed is a term used in the United Kingdom (as well as Canada) to describe a time in television schedules beyond which it is permissible to show television programmes which have adult content. It is known in the US as Safe Harbor. Adult content can be generally defined as having... Christopher Julius Rock III[5] (born February 7, 1965)[6][7] is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, television producer, film producer and director. ... This article is about the British television presenter. ... Bloc Party are an English indie rock band. ... Beastie Boys is a hip hop musical group from New York City, consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz and the official DJ for the group Michael Mix Master Mike Schwartz. ... For other uses, see Spinal Tap (disambiguation). ... Rihanna (born Robyn Rihanna Fenty on February 20, 1988) is a Bajan singer with musical influences from R&B, pop, reggae, rock, dancehall and funk. ... This article is about the musician. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Sarah Brightman (born August 14, 1960) is an English classical crossover soprano, actress and dancer. ...


Financial lack of transparency

Intelligent Giving have attempted to find out what was happening to the proceeds from ticket sales at the concerts. Their conclusions, published in a feature "What on (Live) Earth is going on?" were that no one involved is capable of giving a clear answer.[46] Intelligent Giving is a website for charity donors run by a small, not-for-profit company based in Bethnal Green, London. ...


DVD

On November 26 (international) and December 4 (U.S), a CD/2-DVD package that brings together the most popular artists, best performances, and the solutions-based messaging showcased at this truly global musical event staged in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, with special events broadcast from Antarctica, Kyoto, and Washington, DC.


The CD/2-DVD package includes performances from such artists as Madonna, Linkin Park, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Black-Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Keith Urban, Beastie Boys, Bon Jovi, Rihanna and many more.


In addition to the live performances, the Live Earth DVD will also include six short films from the Live Earth Film Series and a documentary on the making of Live Earth shot by Award-winning filmmakers Nick Wickham and Emer Patten. The short films, some of which premiered at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival, were commissioned by Live Earth to utilize the power of film to educate a global audience through entertainment.


Tracklist

CD

1. Madonna "Hey You"
2. Foo Fighters "Times Like These"
3. The Police "Driven To Tears"
4. John Mayer "Gravity"
5. Roger Waters "Another Brick In The Wall Part II"
6. Linkin Park "Bleed It Out"
7. Keane "Bedshaped"
8. Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
9. James Blunt "Wisemen"
10. Chris Cornell "Black Hole Sun"
11. Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
12. Beastie Boys "Intergalactic"
13. KT Tunstall "Suddenly I See"
14. Corinne Bailey Rae & John Legend "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
15. Damien Rice & David Gray "Que Sera, Sera"


DVD 1

1. SOS Allstars "Live Earth: London Opening"
2. Genesis "Invisible Touch"
3. Snow Patrol "Shut Your Eyes"
4. Damien Rice & David Gray "Que Sera, Sera"
5. KT Tunstall "Suddenly I See"
6. Taking Back Sunday "My Blue Heaven"
7. Paolo Nutini "What A Wonderful World"
8. Black Eyed Peas "Where Is The Love"
9. Duran Duran "Planet Earth"
10. AFI "Miss Murder"
11. John Mayer "Gravity"
12. Corinne Bailey Rae & John Legend "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"
13. Keane "Bedshaped"
14. Metallica "Sad But True"
15. Melissa Etheridge "I Need To Wake Up"
16. Dave Matthews Band "Too Much"
17. Kelly Clarkson "Sober"
18. Angelique Kidjo "Tumba"
19. Joss Stone "Right To Be Wrong"
20. James Blunt "Wisemen"
21. Beastie Boys "Intergalactic"


DVD 2

22. Keith Urban & Alicia Keys "Gimme Shelter"
23. Enrique Iglesias "Bailamos"
24. Missy Higgins "Steer"
25. Wolfmother "Woman"
26. Chris Cornell "Black Hole Sun"
27. Bon Jovi "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
28. Lenny Kravitz "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
29. Smashing Pumpkins "United States"
30. Roger Waters "Another Brick In The Wall Part II"
31. The Police "Driven To Tears"
32. Crowded House "Better Be Home Soon"
33. Rihanna "Umbrella"
34. Linkin Park "Bleed It Out"
35. Foo Fighters "Times Like These"
36. Madonna featuring Gogol Bordello "La Isla Bonita"


See also

Energy Portal
Music Portal

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