Satellite Radio SIRIUS on tuesday announced that it will broadcast all 8 Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis including live backstage interviews from New York and live commentary of the London concert. The historic event will take place this Saturday July 7, 2007 over 24 hours and encompass 7 continents, 8 cities, and over 150 music artists including performances from The Police, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Waters, Beastie Boys, Genesis, Kanye West, Duran Duran, Madonna and many others. SIRIUS will also dedicate a channel to broadcasting the best of Live Earth, highlighting the most memorable moments from all 8 concerts.
Staying true to the spirit of the event, SIRIUS will launch Green 119, a four-day broadcast channel starting July 4, dedicated to informing the audience about the realities of the climate crisis with environmental tips and myths, celebrity interviews, political commentary, listener comments and the Live Earth concert calendar.
Other eco-conscious programming on SIRIUS will include the Stop Global Warming Concert recorded on Earth Day 2007. The concert features performances by Sheryl Crow, Carole King and a speech by Laurie David the producer of An Inconvenient Truth.
Live Earth, a project of the SOS Campaign, is designed to motivate people to take action to combat the current climate crisis. The event was organized by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company producing the Live Earth concerts globally, and former Vice President Al Gore, chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection. Live Earth kicks off in Sydney, Australia and makes its way around the globe to Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, finishing in Giant Stadium, New Jersey.
Stop Global Warming Concert from Earth Day 2007 with performances by Sheryl Crow and Carole King on The Spectrum channel 18, July 6 at 8 pm ET and July 14 at 10 am ET.
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