Al Gore’s been quite successful so far in inventing a seven-continent, 24-hour rock concert, and today he’s sticking it to Hidden Track. A month ago we relayed a reliable double-sourced rumor that Live Earth would take place at Shea Stadium, and our sources maintain that was the case. Only today, the Live Earth folks kicked us in the shins and said it will set up shop at Giants Stadium. Sorry ’bout that.
The U.S. leg taking place at the Meadowlands in good ol’ Jets Stadium will feature The Police, Roger Waters, Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Alicia Keys, Fall Out Boy, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, John Mayer, KT Tunstall, Ludacris, Melissa Etheridge, Rihanna, AFI, and Akon. A couple stinkers, but that’s actually a pretty sweet lineup. Pink Floyd non-re-reunion?
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 16 and will be available at livenation.com/liveearth or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171. All ticket information is available at LiveEarth.MSN.com. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Climate Protection and other international NGOs.
The London leg of Live Earth was also announced today, and the lineup includes Genesis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Beastie Boys, Corinne Bailey Rae, Madonna, Duran Duran and many more. Click here for more details on the Wembley scene.