Titian. Gypsy Madonna. c.1512. Oil on wood.
Gypsy Madonna

Eugene Hutz and Sergey Ryabtsev from Gypsy Punk band GOGOL BORDELLO have confirmed that they have accepted an invitation from Madonna to guest on stage with her during her headline set at the Live Earth event this Saturday 7th July 2007 at Wembley Stadium in London.

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The initiative behind Live Earth, to inspire its global audience to make lasting changes in their lives and spur action by corporations and governments to turn the tide on Global Warming, is supported by Gogol Bordello.

Gogol Bordello had planned to perform at Live Earth in addition to performing their scheduled set at the T In The Park Festival in Balado, by Kinross, Scotland, also happening on Saturday. Due to timings of their performance at T In The Park, and recent events, it was not possible to do both in one day, as a result Gogol Bordello have had to cancel their set at T In The Park, and apologise to their Scottish fans. With one member of Gogol Bordello, Elizabeth Sun, hailing from Scotland, they value their support.

Gogol Bordello are planning to make up for any disappointment that their fans may feel following this cancellation.

Following Live Earth, Eugene and Sergey will rejoin the rest of Gogol Bordello in Dublin, Eire, to perform at the Oxegen Festival on Sunday 8th July. The band will return to the US to play a string of dates including two headlining shows at Irving Plaza on Friday 20th July and Saturday 21st July. In addition to the Scottish show to be announced, Gogol Bordello perform at the Beautiful Days Festival on 18th August, the Reading & Leeds Festivals on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th August respectively, with a full US tour for later in the year to be announced next week.

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