Late last week, Al Gore and a slew of other artists held a press conference to announce Live Earth, a huge multi-continent music event on July 7, 2007 (7.7.07).

Environmental activists led by former Vice President Al Gore announced plans Thursday for a 24-hour pop concert across seven continents in July to mobilize action to stop global warming. The “Live Earth” concerts on July 7 and will bring together more than 100 of the world’s top musical acts, organizers said.

The first round of artists added was: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, John Mayer, Akon, A.F.I., Fall Out Boy, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill. Then these artists got announced: Melissa Etheridge, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Korn, Pharrell, the Black Eyed Peas, and Enrique Iglesias.

After that, there was confirmation that these artists were added: The Police, Genesis and Kanye West (broken by Hidden Track).

There’s going to be an insane amount of news about this in the near future and we’ll be following most of it, especially the angle about caring about the environment and stuff. I saw An Inconvenient Truth recently and I was easily moved by the evidence that Al Gore presents during the movie. With this, the Green Apple Music Festival, and many other soon-to-be-announced festival “green initiatives,” it’s looking like 2007 will another year spent educating the public on the potential dangers associated with living so carelessly industrialized. Sounds like fun.

Live Earth [liveearth.org]
Gore announces ‘Live Earth’ concert [CNN.com]
Breaking News: Al Gore Announces “Live Earth” Mega-Concert [RollingStone.com]
Gore Announces ‘Global Warming’ Concerts [BRIETBART.com]