Motley Crue is one of 65 bands that were reportedly turned down by organizers to appear at the July 2 Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park, according to The Scotsman. The show’s promoter told the newspaper, “We simply don’t have room for them.” Along with the five previously announced shows in Philadelphia, London, Berlin, Paris and Rome, additional concerts in Toronto, Tokyo and Johannesburg were expected to be confirmed this past Friday (June 17).
The worldwide event will feature acts like Coldplay, Linkin Park, the Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, the Cure, Elton John, Keane, the Killers, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Muse, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, REM, Snoop Dogg, Sting, U2, Snow Patrol, Brian Wilson, Crosby Stills and Nash, Faith Hill and event organizer Bob Geldof.
Live 8 is aimed at increasing awareness of poverty and hunger in Africa, while pressuring world leaders at the upcoming G8 Conference to “make poverty history.”
Motley Crue is currently on tour in Europe, and returns to North America for summer shows beginning July 24 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.