Washington D.C. is going to miss out on one heck of a concert. The lineup for USA Live Earth was announced April 10 for Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and the lineup includes The Police, Roger Waters and Dave Matthews Band.
"Capping Live Earth with a blockbuster show like this will ensure we meet our challenge of building a mass audience to combat global warming," executive producer Kevin Wall said. "Live Earth will be a monumental event both in terms of entertainment and in turning the tide against global warming."
The Live Earth concerts are expected to take place on every continent (yes, even Antarctica) on 7/7/07. London’s lineup includes Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Genesis, Foo Fighters and Beastie Boys.
The U.S. show was originally planned for the Capitol Steps of Washington D.C. but ran into a political quagmire when opponents of carbon dioxide emission control kept the politically charged event from taking place.
Also on the U.S. lineup are Kanye West, John Mayer, Fall Out Boy, Alicia Keys, Bon Jovi, AFI, Akon, Kelly Clarkson, KT Tunstall, Ludacris, Melissa Etheridge, Rihanna, and The Smashing Pumpkins. The concerts will begin in Sydney and continue across all seven continents, concluding with the U.S. show.
Tickets go on sale April 16 at 10 a.m. EDT.
"We hope the energy created by Live Earth will jumpstart a massive public education effort Live Earth Co-Chair Vice President Al Gore said.