No Doubt, Usher On ‘Global Citizen Earth Day’

No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train and My Morning Jacket are on the lineup for in Washington, D.C., in April.  Oh, and did we mention that it’s … free?

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Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that, despite the title, the day-long event at the National Mall’s Washington Monument grounds isn’t on Earth Day (April 22) but on April 18.

Presented by The Earth Day Network and The Global Poverty Project, Global Citizen Earth Day will be hosted by The Black Eyed Peas’ and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.  Special guests include Common and D’banj.

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Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fla.

Running from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the event is designed to take on two big subjects – climate change and extreme poverty – and is timed to coincide with meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.  Organizers are promising that it will “bring together global policymakers, finance ministers, environment and development NGOs (non-government organizations), industry executives and high-profile artists.”  So there’s bound to be a few speeches.


“The event is part of a widespread effort to mobilize global citizens in the climate and environmental movement, and the poverty and development movement to drive bold commitments from governments, businesses and individuals.”

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And, as we mentioned in the first graph, admission is free, a price that’s pretty hard to beat.  For more information, visit