Annie Lennox to play global peace gig

Corinne Bailey Rae and James Morrison play too

Annie Lennox to play global peace gig
Annie Lennox is set to play a global peace gig in September.

Also lined up to play The Peace One Day gig on September 21 are Corinne Bailey Rae and James Morrison.

Speaking about global peace Lennox said: “(It is) something that is of common interest to every man, woman or child on the planet must surely be the notion of peace.”

Beth Orton and Marc Almond are on the bill, and footballer David Beckham and actor Jude Law are set to record special video messages.

The gig will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

In 2001, September 21 was designated Peace Day, and is recognised by the United Nations.

Lennox said: “I’m thrilled and delighted to be part of it, and to contribute to making Peace One Day a reality…without peace we cannot survive.”

Actor Law said: “I’m immensely proud to be a part of this historic project. This process is about creating an annual moment of global unity. It can only work if we all become involved and it’s essential that we do.”

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Gwen Stefani shares pop art inspired 'Baby Don't Lie' video - watch
Led Zeppelin share alternate version of 'Stairway To Heaven'
Rancid stream new album in full ahead of official release
Jessie Ware, Courtney Barnett, Carl Barat to play SXSW 2015
EDM star Steve Aoki rented out his Dim Mak label's office as a porn set
Wilko Johnson says he is cancer free
Beats by Dre was originally supposed to be a trainer brand, co-founder Jimmy Iovine reveals
Ariel Pink: 'Everybody's a victim except for small, white, nice guys'
Midweek Chart Update: Ben Howard and Slipknot battle for Number One album
Dutch Uncles announce new album 'O Shudder' – hear first song now
Scorpion found in north London home of former Everything But The Girl members
Weezer offer fans the opportunity to pick their next single
New species of tarantula named after John Lennon
1.5m tune in to watch Noel Gallagher on 'Celebrity Gogglebox'
Slaves confuse Bono on debut 'Jools Holland' performance
Beatles star George Harrison's childhood home sells for £156,000 at an auction
Pink Floyd's 'The Endless River' on course to become Amazon's most...
Jamie T says he doesn't worry about his music as 'most of the shit around today is...
Kate Tempest made new favourite to win this year's Mercury Prize
New York judge hears Kesha denied having sexual history with Dr Luke in 2011 deposition
S Club 7 announce they are reforming for BBC's Children in Need
Mike Read withdraws 'UKIP Calypso' song following racism complaints

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM