Be still my heart: Lenny Kravetz will headline the Brazilian leg of the Live Earth concert in Rio de Janeiro. Unless you’ve been living under a rock this summer (and it’s okay to admit if you have), you’re probably keen to the upcoming 24-hour, intercontinental concert series designed to (literally) rock the world out of climate crisis this July 7, 2007. From New York to Istanbul, Hamburg to Johannesburg, Live Earth will mark the gathering of over 100 music artists, and 2 billion people across nine international cities. But Rio is the only locale of the slated nine that offers the concert free to the public. As recently released jail-chick Paris Hilton would say: “that’s hot.”
Other headliners for the free show include Macy Gray, Pharrell Williams, Xuxa, O Rappa, Marcelo D2, Jorge Ben Jor, Jota Quest, Vanessa Da Matta and MV Bill.
Producers of the Rio-based Live Earth concert anticipate drawing over one million fans to the famed Copacabana Beach for the show. The concert will be broadcast on TV Globo, Brazil’s largest television network and Live Earth’s official network for Brazil.
Live Earth will open in Sydney, Australia and continue on through Tokyo, Shanghai, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Hamburg, and aforementioned Rio de Janeiro, before wrapping up in New York City’s Giants Stadium. If you’re ticketless you can still catch all the acts online in the first-ever global broadcast shot in High Definition available on television, the web or mobile phone. Wherever you happen to be.
With eight days and counting you can catch some video clips, interviews with artists, actors and event producers on the official website.