March 29, 2007 22:56

'Live Earth' US gig to change cities

Washington's National Mall had previous booking

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Al Gore’s US leg of the ‘Live Earth’ concerts has run into location difficulties.

Gore’s plans to hold the enormous concert in July at Washington’s National Mall have been scuppered following the news that two other groups have plans to use the location for events.

The concerts, which will bring attention to the issue of climate change, are to be held in cities around the world including Sydney, London, Shanghai and Johannesburg. Performers lined-up to take part include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters and Jon Bon Jovi.

It is now reported that the US gig may be held in an entirely different city.

In other news, Al Gore is set to receive an honorary International Emmy Award for his involvement with launching the Current TV channel which has been on air almost two years.

An interactive television channel, Current TV screens short documentaries including content created by viewers.

--By our New York staff.
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