LONDON, April 10 (Reuters) - Madonna and the Red Hot Chili
Peppers are among acts expected to perform at the Live Earth concert in London on July 7 to raise awareness about climate change, organisers said on Tuesday.
Built on the model Bob Geldof used for the anti-poverty Live
8 concerts in 2005, Live Earth will be held in Johannesburg,
London, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo.
A U.S. venue has yet to be finalised as environmental
campaigner Al Gore faces Republican opposition to holding one of the seven gigs in Washington.
"By attracting an audience of billions, we hope Live Earth
will launch a global campaign giving a critical mass of people
around the world the tools they need to help solve the climate crisis," Gore said in a statement.
Gore, whose climate change documentary "An Inconvenient
Truth" won an Oscar this year, is spearheading efforts to
recruit the world of pop music to his cause.
Also due to appear at Wembley Stadium in London are Beastie Boys, Black Eyed Peas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Duran Duran, Genesis, James Blunt and Snow Patrol.
Registration for tickets to the London concert opens from
April 13 to 16 on the Web site www.livenation.co.uk/liveearth.
Organisers are hoping to attract an audience of up to two