Live Earth India axed after Mumbai shootings

Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd and Black Eyed Pears all pull out

Bon Jovi, Pink Floyd‘s Roger Waters and Black Eyed Peas singer have been forced to pull out of Live Earth India following the recent attacks in Mumbai.

The charity concert was scheduled to take place on December 7.

But organisers have released a statement saying they are “shocked and saddened by the tragic events of the last few days” and the concert will not be going ahead, reports BBC 6 Music


Up to 195 people were killed after gunmen attacked hotels, a rail station and a Jewish centre.

Money raised through the bash was set to go to the Climate Project India charity, plus the Light A Billion Lives campaign, which aims to provide solar power to rural Indian homes that don’t have electricity.

Live Earth was staged in Sydney, Tokyo, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, New Jersey and London last year.

Those concerts were staged by Kevin Wall and the former US vice President Al Gore in the hope of informing people about climate change.