Monday, November 07, 2005

Live 8 DVD - Where is the Press?

Well, it's been a couple of months since the Live 8 concerts. They were released officially on DVD today with very little fanfare. I am not quite sure EMI and Bob Geldof expect that this set will be the largest music release on DVD if they don't promote it. I haven't heard anything on the radio or on television. If you've heard any commercials about the release - write in - let me know. I got the Canadian DVD set last week as well as the London Live 8 and Philadelphia Live 8 DVD set. The official set with the 4 DVDs is by far the best value. You can buy it by scrolling down this page.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Live8Live DVD Release Party

With just 11 short days until the release of the Live 8 DVD an exclusive interview with Bob Geldof is now available as a podcast or download. You can go to

http://www.live8livedvd.com/site/podcast.html

Extensive details and stories about the concert are avaiable at:
http://thelive8concert.com/

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

More Live 8 sites

I have been looking, and ran across a couple of Live 8 and Live Aid sites worth mentioning.

http://thelive8concert.com/

http://live-aid-dvd.com/

http://live8concert.co.uk/

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Live 8 Nelson Mandella Speech

I took the time to listen to Nelson Mandela's speech that was given on July 2, 2005 at the Live 8 concerts in Johannesberg, South Africa. The entire speech is now posted at http://thelive8concert.com/

The speech was highly emotional and a welcome contribution to the Live 8 day.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Live 8 Eden Project - The Roots of Africa

I was lucky enough to attend the Cornwall event at the Eden Project. For those who are unfamiliar with the venue, it is an area in Cornwall, England that had huge biodomes. Guests can come to learn about all kinds of plant life and discover the green planet. This leg of the Live 8 concert was a bit different in that it included primarily performers from Africa. It was a heartfelt relaxed day mixed with music and dance. I imagine that the other Live 8 events were more commercial. Details about the Live 8 Eden project can be found at thelive8concert.com, in addition to facts about the various performances. The day was absolutely memorable and I woudl strongly suggest picking up this DVD to learn more about the music and cultures of Africa.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Buy the Live 8 DVD set

The Live 8 Philly and London 4 DVD set inlcudes tracks from hundreds of musicans including Pink Floyd, Madonna, Coldplay, Sting, Bon Jovi, Will Smith, Stevie Wonder, U2, Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, and many more. It also inculdes highlights from the other Live 8 concert events.

Buy the Afica Calling Live 8 DVD set

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Live 8 Concert Book Avaiable

For those interested, two official Live 8 books have been released. An official book titled The Official Live 8 Book. With a foreword by Bob Geldof and over 300 color photographs, this is the only official Live 8 book to be published. It will chart one of the most momentous days the world has seen in decades. You can see the cover of the book at: http://thelive8concert.com/live8book.htm

The other book is a songbook. It should be posted at that same site within the next couple of days

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Live 8 Concert and the G8

The efforts to continue to raise awareness about Africa and debt relief culminate in a final concert is scheduled in Scotland called The Long Walk to Justice. Unlike the Live 8 shows being staged simultaneously on July 2 in London, Paris, Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome, Germany, Moscow and South Africa; the Edinburgh concert will be held July 6, 2005. To keep the pressure on the World Leaders at the G8 Summit, a very special event at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday 6 July will be held. This event is the final in a series of 10 concert events. Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Edinburgh 50,000 on July 6, 2005. Acts to include Annie Lennox, Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield, The Corrs, Embrace, Garbage, McFly, Ronan Keating, Sharleen Spiteri, Snow Patrol, The Proclaimers, The Thrills, Midge Ure, Wet Wet Wet, Zutons

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Live 8 details

Live 8 details

Great site...I ran across this website that offers broadcast details about the Live 8 events this July 2, 2005. http://thelive8concert.com/

Monday, June 27, 2005

Live 8 Broadcast Details Country-By-Country

Live 8 Broadcast Details

http://thelive8concert.com/BroadcastLive8.htm provides Country-By-Country broadcsast details for the Live 8 concerts

Live 8 Japan

Live 8 Japan

The Japanese contribution to the Live 8 concerts will be hosted at the futuristic Makuhari Messe Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. The Makuhari Messe Stadium is located in Chiba; a suburb of Tokyo.

Also known as the Nippon Convention Center, Makuhari Messe opened in 1989 and covers 210,000 square meters. It is built around three major facilities - the International Conference Hall, the International Exhibition Halls, and the Makuhari Event Hall. Located almost exactly mid-way between the heart of Tokyo and Narita City, Makuhari Messe has become known as a focal gathering point for foreigner visitors, making it Japan's leading convention center in terms of prestige and success.

Makuhari Messe is home to key international trade fairs such as the Tokyo Motor Show, and international conferences like ASEM. Additional events include the World Judo Championships, outdoor concerts by popular music groups The Makuhari Messe can hold crowds of up to 200,000 people, and other diverse, large-scale gatherings.

The Live 8 Japan event will be held in this area.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Live 8 Japan on July 2, 2005. Acts to include Bjork, Def Tech, Dreams Come True, Good Charlotte, McFly, Rize

Live 8 South Africa

Live 8 South Africa

The South African contribution to the Live 8 concerts will be hosted in Johannesburg at the Mary Fitzgerald Square in the heart of Newtown. Named after one of the first female trade unionists, the square was launched with much fanfare by President Thabo Mbeki in December 2000.

The Live 8 South Africa event will be held in this area where a wide range of activities including concerts, carnivals, film screenings, markets, and exhibitions often take place.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Live 8 South Africa on July 2, 2005.
Acts to include 4Peace Ensemble, Jabu Khanyile and Bayete, Lindiwe, Lucky Dube, Mahotella Queens, Malaika, Orchestre Baobab, Oumou Sengare, and Zola.

Live 8 Cornwall - Eden Project

Live 8 Cornwall

The Africa Calling contribution to the Live 8 concerts will be hosted in Cornwall, England at the Eden Project Arena. The event will be held on the stage in the Eden area, near one of the world's largest greenhouses. The Eden Project is a massive environmental and educational venue that offers to visitors a wonderful look into our green planet though three unique biodomes that represent three distinct climates found around the world

Presented in association with WOMAD and it's co-founder Peter Gabriel, this Live 8 contribution promises to be awesome and extradorninary.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play the Live 8 Cornwall event on July 2, 2005
include Akim El Sikameya, Angelique Kidjo, Ayub Ogada, Daara J, Maryam Mursal, Modou Diouf & O Fogum, Salif Keita, Shikisha, Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unified, Tinariwen, and Youssou N'Dour.

Live 8 Canada

Live 8 Canada

The Canadian Live 8 concerts will be hosted in Barrie, Park Place. Park Place, formally known as Molson Park seats 36,000 and is one hour from Toronto.

The Canadian leg of the Live 8 event was originally scheduled for Toronto, but later changed due to scheduling conflicts.

This event is set to begin at 11 a.m. and end at 8 p.m. They will be hosted by Dan Aykroyd and Tom Green.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Live 8 UK on July 2, 2005.
Acts to include African Guitar Summit, Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Bryan Adams ,The Bachman Cummings Band, Deep Purple, DobaCaracol featuring Kna'an, Gordon Lightfoot, Great Big Sea, Jann Arden, Les Trois Accords, Motley Crue, Our Lady Peace, Sam Roberts, Simple Plan, Tegan & Sara, The Tragically Hip, and Tom Cochrane.

This event is scheduled to be Broadcast on CTV

Live 8 Italy

Live 8 Italy

The Italian Live 8 concerts will be hosted in the breathtaking Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy. The Circus Maximus is an ancient arena and mass entertainment venue located in the valley between the Palatine and Aventine hills. The Latin word circus, which comes from the Greek word kirkos, “circle, ring,” referred to a circular or oval area enclosed by rows of seats for spectators.

It was the first and largest circus. It was first utilized for public games and entertainment by the Etruscan kings of Rome. The Maximus was used for chariot racing and it has been said that it could seat from 140,000 to over 250,000 people.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Live 8 UK on July 2, 2005.

Acts to include Antonello Venditti, Articolo 31, Biagio Antonacci, Faith Hill, Francesco De Gregori, Francesco, Renga, Gemelli Diversi, Irene Grandi, Jovanotti, Laura Pausini, Le Vibrazioni, Max Pezzali, Negramaro, Nek, Noa, Tim Mcgraw, Tiromancino, Vasco Rossi



Live 8 Germany

Live 8 Germany

The German Live 8 concerts will be hosted in Berlin, near the Brandenburg Gate.

The Brandenburg Gate; the main entrance to Berlin, was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. The Gate was designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent of Buildings, and the main architectural design of this landmark hasn't changed since it was first constructed in 1791.

Originally slated to be held at the Brandenburg Gate, the German Live 8 concert will actually be held at the Siegessäule.

The Siegessäule is located 1.3 miles from the Brandenburg Gate. The word Siegessäule is translated to mean Victory Column.
It was originally designed by Heinrich Strack after 1864 to commemorate the victory of Prussia in the Danish-Prussian war. Quite a fitting place for the German Live 8 event. Standing atop this wonderful column is a bronze figure of Victoria, the Roman mythological goddess of victory.

Listed in alphabetical order, the following acts are currently scheduled to play Live 8 UK on July 2, 2005.
Acts to include A-Ha. Audioslave, Bap, Brian Wilson, Chris De Burgh, Die Toten Hosen, Green Day, Herbert Groenemeyer, Joana Zimmer, Juan Diego Florez, Juli, Katherine Jenkins, Reamonn, Renee Olstead, Roxy Music, Sasha, Silbermond, Soehne Mannheims, and Wir Sind Helden.

Live 8 France

Live 8 France

The French Live 8 concerts will be hosted in the Versailles, a historical city near Paris.

Versailles, formerly the capital city of the kingdom of France, is now a wealthy suburb of Paris. It is still an important administrative and judicial center.

Versailles on the castle esplanade is expected to see an audience of 200,000. The French Live 8 show is be mostly free but 20,000 VIP passes have been available through an SMS competition.

Initially, this event was to be set in the Tuileries Park in Paris. It was later moved to Versailles to accommodate a larger audience and to preserve the Tuilerie monuments.

Live 8 Concerts

Live 8 London

The UK Live 8 concerts will kick off in the fabulous Hyde Park in London, England. This park has great history in regards to music concerts and events. Hyde Park is one of London's premium landscapes. It covers 350 acres. Hyde Park provides facilities for many diverse sport and leisure activities as well as being the focal point for public events of all sizes. It lies between the Bayswater Road in the north and Knightsbridge in the south.

Over the years Hyde Park has been the host to hundreds of free concerts and festivals including Pink Floyd, Blind Faith, The Rolling Stones, Roy Harper and Queen.

Live 8 Concerts - Philadelphia Museum of Art

Live 8 Concerts

The US Live 8 concerts will be hosted in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Home to the original Live Aid concert, Philadelphia is proud to be a part of history once again. The Live Aid concert in 1985 was held at the JFK Stadium.
This time around the Live 8 event will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art located in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Benjamin Franklin Parkway is considered Philadelphia's Champs Elysees -- or its Pennsylvania Avenue. Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers a wonderful background for the world class Live 8 concert. There are fine buildings such as the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and of course the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Fountains, statues, monuments and small parks all lend a formality that gives the Parkway its own special atmosphere and makes for a fitting place for such a spectacular event.

US Concert Info - Philadelphia Museum of Art

Information about the US Live 8 event is as follows:

The US Live 8 concerts will be hosted in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia. Home to the original Live Aid concert, Philadelphia is proud to be a part of history once again. The Live Aid concert in 1985 was held at the JFK Stadium.This time around the Live 8 event will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art located in the Benjamin Franklin ParkwayBenjamin Franklin Parkway is considered Philadelphia's Champs Elysees -- or its Pennsylvania Avenue. Benjamin Franklin Parkway offers a wonderful background for the world class Live 8 concert. There are fine buildings such as the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and of course the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Fountains, statues, monuments and small parks all lend a formality that gives the Parkway its own special atmosphere and makes for a fitting place for such a spectacular event.

Live 8 The Concerts

This blog is intended to be informative and fun. Here-in lies all the information about your favorite musicians scheduled to play the Live 8 events.

Details to follow: In the meantime, you can visit Live 8 at http://thelive8concert.com/