Pharrell & Al Gore announce six Live Earth concerts for 2015
Pharrell and Al Gore have announced that they'll put on Live Earth concerts on June 18 in Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Sydney and Cape Town this year to raise awareness for climate change, Reuters reports. Lineups are still TBA. Here's more:
...[The concerts] will be the largest event of its type ever staged. The final Antarctic gig will be played by a band of scientists at a research station, Gore said.
Two billion people are expected to tune into the 24-hour event across nearly 200 television networks. Each individual concert will run for four to six hours.
Live Earth is designed to galvanize public support for climate action ahead of make-or-break United Nations' talks in Paris in December on combating global warming.
2015 is also the 30th anniversary of the Live Aid benefit concerts. Live Earth trailer below...