Live Earth

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Live Earth
The Live Earth logo representing the "Save Our Selves" message.
Location(s) Sydney Football Stadium, Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg, Giants Stadium in New York, Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Rothera Research Station in Antarctica, Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Tō-ji in Kyoto, Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai, Wembley Stadium in London, HSH Nordbank Arena in Hamburg, National Mall in Washington D.C. and Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome
Years active 2007
Founded by Al Gore, Kevin Wall
Date(s) 7 July 2007
Genre(s) Pop, Rock music

Live Earth was a series of worldwide concerts held on 7 July 2007, that initiated a three-year campaign to combat global warming. The concerts brought together more than 150 musical acts in eleven locations around the world and were broadcast to a mass global audience through televisions, radio, and the computers through the Internet.

Ricky Gervais was a presenter at the London event and was seen frequently throughout the BBC's coverage.

Ricky Gervais

Gervais introduced Rob Reiner who was appearing in the guise of spoof film director Marty Di Bergi, who in turn introduced Spinal Tap. At the start of the concert, Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles, who was acting as compere for part of the event, announced that Gervais would be appearing and performing an 'extended 25-minute set', which ultimately failed to happen. It is unclear whether this was meant as a joke, perhaps referring to the time Gervais had to fill at the Concert for Diana the previous Sunday, or if it was simply cut because of time constraints, but in an off-stage segment later Moyles actually expressed disappointment that it didn't occur. Gervais himself however did reference his appearance at the Diana concert the previous week, saying, 'Now listen, we're running late, so I'm gonna be off this stage in 30 seconds, whether Elton John is fucking ready or not,' making him one of a number of people to swear on live TV at the event.

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