Bon Jovi, Roger Waters, Will.I.Am, Anoushka Shankar, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, and other well-known Indian artists will perform live at Live Earth India on December 7 in Mumbai, India. Live Earth India spokesperson and actor Amitabh Bachchan will also participate. Online music fans will be able to experience Live Earth India on MSN at www.msnindia.com/liveearth.
Produced globally by U.S.-based Control Room and in partnership with local promoter and producers Wizcraft International Entertainment, the concert will feature never-before-seen collaborations of western and Indian artists, a variety of musical genres from Indian hip-hop to American rock. Appearances and messages from former U.S Vice President Al Gore, IPCC Chairman and Director General TERI India, Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, environmental advocates and celebrities are expected as well. Live Earth India will highlight personal and policy solutions to the climate crisis, offer support for India’s important environmental issues and causes, and provide a platform for India to solidify its leadership role on climate issues.
“Live Earth’s mission is to leverage the power of music and entertainment to focus the world’s attention on the most pressing environmental issues of our time and then actively effect change,” said Kevin Wall, Live Earth founder, in a statement. “The addition of these celebrated and influential artists will increase the force of our event and shine a spotlight on the challenges and opportunities surrounding climate change issues in India.”
On July 7, 2007, Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis became the largest global entertainment event in history, with simultaneous concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, and reached an estimated audience of 2 billion people worldwide.