Live Concert Events to be Held on 7/7/07 at London’s Wembley Stadium and New York’s Giants Stadium
LONDON, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — 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:
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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 www.livenation.co.uk/liveearth or 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 www.livenation.com.
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