LINKIN PARK HEADLINES LIVE EARTH TOKYO
LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2007) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park will headline the Tokyo leg of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on July 7, 2007, organizers announced today. The full artist lineup and ticketing information for Live Earth Tokyo, which is being staged at Makuhari Messe, will be announced on May 29.
The 24-Hour, 7-Continent Concert Series to Combat Global Warming Expected to Reach Over 2 Billion People on 7/7/07
LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2007) Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â Grammy Award-winning band Linkin Park will headline the Tokyo leg of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series on July 7, 2007, organizers announced today. The full artist lineup and ticketing information for Live Earth Tokyo, which is being staged at Makuhari Messe, will be announced on May 29. Released last week, Linkin Park's latest album, Minutes to Midnight is currently number one on the Billboard 200 with the biggest sales debut of 2007. Minutes to Midnight follows the bandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 2003 album Meteora, which also topped the Billboard charts and sold over 11 million copies worldwide. Linkin Park debuted in 2000 with Hybrid Theory, an album that sold 24 million copies worldwide and catapulted the band to international stardom. Dedicated to inspiring action in the face of the climate crisis and providing aid to victims of natural disasters, in 2005 Linkin Park founded MUSIC FOR RELIEF.Ã‚Â Initially established to aid the victims of the tsunami in South Asia, the organization now aims to mobilize the music community and music fans to help with various causes around the world, primarily disaster response and a proactive campaign to weaken and decelerate future natural disasters by raising awareness about the environmental consequences of climate change and our responsibility to reduce greenhouse gasses and develop alternate, renewable forms of energy. "Climate crisis awareness could be one of the defining issues of our generation, and we're proud to play this show in support of that effort,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Mike Shinoda, Linkin Park band member. Linkin Park joins other headliners such as Madonna, Bon Jovi, The Police, Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kanye West, Melissa Etheridge, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, John Mayer, Faith Hill, Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Duran Duran, and many more, in playing Live Earth. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, the Emmy award-winning producer of Live 8, to bring together more than 100 of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s top music acts to engage an audience of over two billion people with solutions to the climate crisis.Ã‚Â 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. Ã¢â‚¬Å"The goal of Live Earth is to reach the largest audience possible with tools to tackle the climate crisis,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Wall. Ã¢â‚¬Å"Linkin ParkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s participation is an incredible boost to these efforts, and we hope their millions of fans worldwide will tune in to Live Earth on 7/7/7 and join our movement.Ã¢â‚¬Â The Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia and continue across all 7 continents with events in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection and other international non-governmental organizations 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. Live Earth is being produced globally by Control Room, of which Kevin Wall is the CEO. Control Room has produced and distributed more than 60 concerts since its founding in 2005 featuring BeyoncÃƒÂ©, Madonna, Green Day and the Rolling Stones, among others. ###