John Mayer gears up for Live Earth

Singer comments on the forthcoming event

John Mayer has voiced his excitement and hope for tomorrow’s Live Earth events to take place around the world.

“I’m starting to feel the first ripples of what could become a revolution” the singer said In a message posted on his blog

“I hope that for all the cynicism that’s existed around this subject, we can all uncross our arms long enough to give this event a chance to impact the world in the way that I’m beginning to feel that it could. Now isn’t the time to dissect the rights and wrongs.”

Mayer also commented on the scheduling of the show, which will see him play an early evening slot ahead of several major acts including The Police and Bon Jovi.

“Artists like us don’t just get together to each play 20 minute sets every weekend, you know. We’re also usually pretty sensitive about the order in which we take the stage, and I’ve got no problems with my 5:12 PM set time. The Police, Bon Jovi, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, and yes, myself and my dumb face are all openers for the true headliner – the power to literally change the world’s mind. The star of the night is an idea, and all eyes will be on it.”

He also had a message for the media:

“To the journalists who will lay in wait for the perfectly maligned moment of hypocrisy, you will probably find one if that’s how you want to spend your time. Just use this as a measuring stick; give Live Earth‘s initiative at least as much benefit of the doubt as you’ve given to the iPhone, or a new Radiohead album.”

–By our New York staff.

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