LIVE EARTH JAPAN REVEALED
TOKYO (May 29, 2007) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Live Earth Founder and Producer Kevin Wall joined with Tatsu Kitagawa, the principal of Live Earth Japan office, at a press conference today to announce the artist lineup and ticketing information for Live Earth Japan. Wall announced that Japan is the only country hosting two events as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series to combat global warming. Makuhari Messe in Tokyo will host a daylong official Live Earth concert. A special broadcast event will be held at the To-ji Buddhist Temple in Kyoto later in the day.
Special Kyoto Broadcast Event, Artist Lineups and Ticketing Information Announced Today
Tokyo Concert and Kyoto Event Part of the 24-Hour, 7-Continent Concert Series to Combat Global Warming Expected to Reach Over 2 Billion People on 7/7/07
Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, June 9
TOKYO (May 29, 2007) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Live Earth Founder and Producer Kevin Wall joined with Tatsu Kitagawa, the principal of Live Earth Japan office, at a press conference today to announce the artist lineup and ticketing information for Live Earth Japan. Wall announced that Japan is the only country hosting two events as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series to combat global warming. Makuhari Messe in Tokyo will host a daylong official Live Earth concert. A special broadcast event will be held at the To-ji Buddhist Temple in Kyoto later in the day. Live Earth will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with official concerts 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 Tokyo will feature the following acts live on stage: AI Ai Otsuka Ayaka Cocco Genki Rockets Kumi Koda Linkin Park Rihanna Rize And others to be announced at a later date. The special Kyoto broadcast event will feature the following acts live on stage: Michael Nyman Rip Slyme Yellow Magic Orchestra And others to be announced at a later date. Tickets for Live Earth Tokyo at Makuhari Messe go on sale June 9. Additional information is available at TELEDOME, a 24-hour telephone information service that provides information on the event and how to purchase tickets - 0180-993-717. Live Earth Tokyo tickets are JY10,000 and can be purchased in the following ways: * PIA - order via mobile at 0570-02-9535 * Lawson - order via mobile 0570-084-637 (*L code is not required) * CN Playguide Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 0570-08-9922 * Ticket Navi - order via www.ticket-navi.ne.jp and pickup at any convenience store (Lawson, FamilyMart, 7-11, Sunkus, etc.) * eplus - order via eee.eplus.co.jp Ã‚Â Ticket prices for the special music event in Kyoto is: SS/JPY15, 000, S/JPY9, 000, A (standing) /JPY7, 000. Kyoto tickets are available exclusively via eplus internet access Ã¢â‚¬â€œ eee.eplus.co.jp. The information service of the Kyoto event is: 0570-06-9985 (from 30th May).Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Event organizers encourage all ticket buyers to use public transportation to get to the venue. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, who served as Worldwide Executive Producer of the Live 8 concert series in 2005. Live Earth will bring together more than 100 of the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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. Ã¢â‚¬Å"Live Earth is about engaging an unprecedented audience with solutions to the climate crisis, said Wall. Ã¢â‚¬Å"This blockbuster lineup of chart-topping Japanese and international music acts will help Live Earth reach its goal by attracting a huge audience in Japan, Asia and the rest of the world.Ã¢â‚¬Â 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 taking place across all seven continents because the climate crisis affects us all Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and all of us must be a part of the solution,Ã¢â‚¬Â Gore said. Ã¢â‚¬Å"Live Earth will engage individuals, corporations and governments to take action against the climate crisis.Ã¢â‚¬Â Exclusive online media partner MSN is helping Live Earth reach people in every corner of the globe. Live Earth Tokyo will be streamed live on 7/7/07 at LiveEarth.jp.msn.com. MSNÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 39 localized web portals worldwide attract 465 million monthly users. Live Earth Japan will be broadcast on NHK and Fuji Television Broadcast Company, and to more than 100 countries worldwide as part of the global television feed. The Live Earth production team will implement new Ã¢â‚¬Å"green eventÃ¢â‚¬Â guidelines that will address the major areas of impact of live events, including recycling, food and beverages, packaging, transportation, energy, water usage, and the event site itself.Ã‚Â From power generation at the concerts to garbage generated by concert goers, Live Earth will seek to Ã¢â‚¬Å"design outÃ¢â‚¬Â waste and become the model for future live events. smart has joined Live Earth as an Official Partner. Its motto Ã¢â‚¬Å"Open your mindÃ¢â‚¬Â summarizes smartÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s approach to building cars, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s this thinking that has resulted in arguably the most ecologically-sound and environmentally-relevant car of our time: the smart fortwo. Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and technology, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of "sense and simplicity". Philips, as the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s leading lighting supplier, joins Live Earth as Global Lighting Partner. Philips has put environmental product improvement at the heart of its business with its EcoDesign program since 1994 and is increasing its green product range year-by-year. The company was the first to introduce the energy saving light bulb back in 1980 and is already campaigning together with the lighting industry, NGOs, energy suppliers, governments and retailers to switch to energy saving lighting in streets, offices, buildings and homes, as soon as possible. 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. For more information, visit www.liveearth.msn.com and www.liveearth.org.