Live Earth is designed to promote awareness of the threat of global warming to our planet, bringing together more than 100 of the world’s top music acts to engage an audience of over two billion people with solutions to the climate crisis. So Linkin Park will be joining 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, during a 24 hour marathon on July 7th, 2007 (7/7/07).
“The goal of Live Earth is to reach the largest audience possible with tools to tackle the climate crisis,” said Kevin Wall, the Emmy award-winning producer of Live 8. “Linkin Park’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.”
Nine concerts are planned in various cities worldwide, including the United States (New York), United Kingdom (London), South Africa (Johannesburg), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro), China (Shanghai), Japan (Tokyo), Australia (Sydney), Germany (Hamburg), and Turkey (Istanbul). Rolling Stone has also reported the band that will play in the 7th continent: Antartica, in a concert near the South Pole! NunoTank is the name of the band that will be playing live from the icy realms of the South Pole and will be broadcasting live through a satellite connection.
Released some time ago, Linkin Park’s latest album, Minutes to Midnight is currently number one on the Billboard 200 with the biggest sales debut of 2007 and with Live Earth it is likely their stardom will rise to new heights.