Live Concert Events to be Held on 7/7/07 at London’s Wembley Stadium and New York’s Giants Stadium LONDON, April 13 /PRESS RELEASE/ — Affirming...

Live Concert Events to be Held on 7/7/07 at London’s Wembley Stadium and New York’s Giants Stadium

LONDON, April 13 /PRESS RELEASE/ — Affirming its status as the global leader in live concerts, Live Nation (NYSE: LYV), announced today that it will promote the forthcoming Live Earth concerts in London and New York on 7/7/07 on behalf of Live Earth founder and Control Room CEO, Kevin Wall, who is the world wide producer of the events. The 7-continent 24-hour Live Earth concerts were announced earlier this week with the confirmation of headliners for the London and New York concerts as follows….

WEMBLEY STADIUM

BEASTIE BOYS BLACK EYED PEAS
BLOC PARTY CORINNE BAILEY RAY
DAMIEN RICE DAVID GRAY
DURAN DURAN FOO FIGHTERS
GENESIS JAMES BLUNT
JOHN LEGEND KEANE
MADONNA PAOLO NUTINI
RAZORLIGHT RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
SNOW PATROL

GIANTS STADIUM

AFI AKON
ALICIA KEYS BON JOVI
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND FALL OUT BOY
JOHN MAYER KANYE WEST
KELLY CLARKSON KT TUNSTALL
LUDACRIS MELISSA ETHERIDGE
RIHANNA ROGER WATERS
SHERYL CROW SMASHING PUMPKINS
THE POLICE
Live Earth, which was founded by the event’s Executive Producer Kevin
Wall, is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2
billion people to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth’s 24 hours of music
across 7 continents will deliver a call to action and the solutions needed
to answer the call. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign
led by The Alliance for Climate Protection to move individuals,
corporations and governments to take action.
Live Nation played a major role in the recent Live8 concerts that were
staged around the globe in 2005. The company staged the events in London,
Philadelphia, and Berlin.
Commenting on the Live Earth London show, Stuart Galbraith, Managing
Director Live Nation (UK) Music said: “We are very pleased to have been
entrusted to stage the concert at the new Wembley Stadium in London and are
anticipating massive demand for Live Earth tickets.”
Bruce Moran, President of Live Nation New York said: “It is a testament
to our global reach at Live Nation that we are able to stage concerts on
two continents simultaneously on the same day. This is an extraordinary
undertaking and we are proud to be involved in the production of this event
in multiple cities around the world.”
Tickets for the London event will be allocated by ballot beginning on
Friday, April 13th in an effort to ensure that all music fans have an equal
opportunity to access tickets. In the United States tickets will go on sale
Monday, April 16th at 10a.m. EDT. Fans are encouraged to go to
http://www.livenation.co.uk/liveearth or http://www.livenation.com for information on how
to buy tickets.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is
to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest
promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment
venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We
create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours
for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones,
Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have
booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues,
including House of Blues(R) music venues and prestigious locations such as
The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and
London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most
popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to
Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host
theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events.
In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers
at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New
York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information
regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit
our website at http://www.livenation.com.

SOURCE Live Nation