I’ve always dreamed I’d get to write that headline someday.
And now, my dream’s come true.
Al Gore, the former vice president and now hit documentary maker, on Thursday added rock promoter to his résumé, announcing plans for a 24-hour concert series on all seven continents to highlight, you guessed it, the dangers of global warming.
With a powerhouse lineup of acts from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Snoop Dogg to Bon Jovi, what’s being called “Live Earth” aims to gather more than 100 of the world’s top musicians on July 7 — and attract 2 billion viewers, most of them via television, radio and the Web…
The concerts will take place in Sydney, Australia; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Shanghai, China; London, England; Kyoto, Japan; Johannesburg, South Africa; and a U.S. city that has yet to be determined, Wall said. Gore added that the campaign even plans to stage the first-ever rock concert on Antarctica.
Imagine the Gorebot there on the glacier, a windswept Jon Bon Jovi shivering just out of frame, introducing an acoustic set of BJ’s greatest hits with new lyrics about greenhouse gas emissions. “If we don’t act soon to limit our carbon footprints, our entire planet will be … livin’ on a prayer.”
Hat tip to KP’s guestblogger, who’s showing off his climate-pun skills in an apparent attempt to land himself a spot on the crack “Half-Hour Comedy Hour” writing team.