Five Concerts to Make Up Live 8

Published: 2005-06-01
At the launch of his Live 8 project, Bob Geldof announced yesterday in London the five cities that will host concerts to raise awareness about the debt, aid, and trade issues plaguing Africa. Rather than raising money as Geldof's original Live Aid concerts did twenty years ago, the main goal of Live 8 is influencing the G8 group of industrialized nations that meets in Scotland in July.

Shows will take place simultaneously on July 2nd in London and Philadelphia, the original Live Aid sites, as well as Paris, Berlin, and Rome. Performers include Paul McCartney, R.E.M., and U2 at London's Hyde Park; Will Smith, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, and Stevie Wonder at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Crosby, Stills & Nash, Lauryn Hill, and Brian Wilson at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate; Jamiroquai, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah, and Placebo at a Paris venue to be announced; and Duran Duran, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill at Rome's Circus Maximum.

Britain's BBC TV will host the worldwide telecast and co-ordinate feeds to local stations in countries all around the world. AOL will also broadcast the shows live on the internet.

Writer: Trent McMartin



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London, Rome, Paris, Berlin? What about the western United States?
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