'Live Earth' global climate concert on June 18: Al Gore

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More than 100 artists on seven continents will take part in a "Live Earth" global concert on June 18 to demand action on climate change, former US vice president Al Gore said Wednesday.

"We are going to have one event all over the world on all seven continents," he announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Gore predicted a TV, radio and online audience of two billion for the event that will seek to ramp up pressure for an ambitious UN climate pact to be signed in Paris in December.

The event will be organised by US producer Kevin Wall, who also took charge of the 2007 Live Earth concert on climate awareness.

Wall said the June 18 event would comprise concerts "in major stadiums".

"We start in China; Sydney, Australia; Rio de Janeiro; Cape Town, South Africa; New York City; in Paris, we're ending at the national stadium."

A band will play from Antarctica to account for the seventh continent, added Gore, who has become a prominent campaigner on climate issues since leaving office.

"We have major, major artists, some of the biggest artists ever collected, with one message: 'Take climate action now'," said Wall.

© 2015 AFP

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