As of today, Live 8 will be held in AT LEAST 5 International cities, including, London,UK, Paris, France, Rome. Italy, Berlin, W. Germany, Philadelphia, USA..with more cities to be announced...and MORE acts/artists to be announced.
Here is the official cities and lineup as of this morning...again more to be announced.
"Circus Maximus in Rome, London's Hyde Park and the Eiffel Tower in Paris are among the venues that will host Live 8, a series of concerts being organized by Bob Geldof, the driving force behind the Band Aid and Live Aid campaigns for African famine relief."
"The July 2 concerts, which will be free, also will be held at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, organizers said."
"Performers include Coldplay, Madonna, Paul McCartney, R.E.M. and U2 in London; Will Smith, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and P. Diddy in Philadelphia; Crosby, Stills and Nash, Lauren Hill and Brian Wilson in Berlin; Jamiroquai, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah and Placebo in Paris; and Duran Duran in Rome."
The events are aimed at raising awareness of poverty in developing countries just days before G8 leaders meet in Britain.
"They said there were plans for concerts in other cities in G8 countries, but didn't give further details. Japan, Canada and Russia are the three other nations in the G8."
"Geldof said the G8 meeting provided a "unique opportunity for Britain to do something unparalleled in the world ... to tilt the world a little bit on its axis in favor of the poor."
The lineup at present will feature:
Dave Matthews Band
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Die Toten Hosen
Johnny Hallyday http://www.billboard.com/bb/daily/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000938641