Gore Announces Star-Studded Concerts On Climate Change

Los Angeles (AP) -- Al Gore's turning to music to help save the planet.

The former Vice President-turned-environmental-crusader has announced a series of worldwide concerts to focus on the threat of climate change, with a powerhouse lineup that includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Bon Jovi.

The concerts, dubbed Live Earth, kick off July seventh on seven continents. Promoters say shows will take place in Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; London and cities to be announced in Japan, Brazil and the United States.

Proceeds will create a foundation to combat climate change led by the alliance for climate protection, which is chaired by gore.

Gore says "in order to solve the climate crisis, we have to reach (b) billions of people."

More than 100 performers are scheduled to appear, including Melissa Etheridge, the Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitz, Sheryl Crow, John Mayer and, Duran Duran.

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