Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis


On July 7, 2007, more than 100 musical acts performed at a series of worldwide concerts collectively called Live Earth, kicking off a multi-year campaign to combat climate change and advocate environmentally sustainable living. The CD/2DVD Live Earth package brings together the most popular artists and best performances at Wembley Stadium in London, Giants Stadium in New Jersey and Makuhari Messe in Japan from this truly global musical summit. The organizers say Live Earth was the largest global entertainment event ever held. The 2-hour broadcast reached audiences in more than 130 countries through radio, television, and the Internet. Live Earth attracted a record online live audience of more than 8 million people. Within the following two weeks alone, more than 55 million video streams hadbeen watched. SPECIAL NOTE : Live Earth’s net proceeds from the sale of this DVD/CD package benefit the Alliance for Climate Protection. It includes my performance of “La Isla Bonita” featuring Gogol Bordello!

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World Aids Day

Since its inception in 1998, World AIDS Day has fought strongly to gain awareness, support and money to promote its campaign to educate the masses about the impact of AIDS and to rally against the prejudices and injustices those living with AIDS still face today. With the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) estimating that almost 40 million people live with HIV in the world today and, add to that, the 4 million who were infected with HIV just last year, the coordinators of World AIDS Day have their work cut out for them. For just one day, World AIDS Day 2007 will be here reminding the world that HIV is not a disease that can be swept under the rug and forgotten.

Gucci and Me

I am joining forces with Gucci to raise funds for orphans in Malawi. We will host a fundraising event with dinner, musical performance and a party on Feb. 6 next year to mark the opening of Gucci’s largest store in the world, on New York’s Fifth Avenue. The event will benefit UNICEF and Raising Malawi.

I am grateful that Gucci is joining forces with me to bring attention to a country with millions of children in desperate need of our help.
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