Live Earth concert, Rio de Janeiro

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Live Earth
The Live Earth Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro Concert location
Location Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Founded by Al Gore and Kevin Wall
Date July 7, 2007
Genre(s) Pop and Rock music
Website Live Earth Brazil Site

The Live Earth concert for South America was held at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on July 7, 2007. It is one of two free Live Earth concerts, the other being held in Washington, D.C. It was the last concert to start during the day-long event. However, that didn't make it the last to finish, for the New York concert was still going on when things wrapped up in Rio. Lenny Kravitz was the headliner, playing a free gig there for the second time.

A few days before the event, a State prosecutor tried to cancel it, due to an alleged lack of police personnel to take care of security. However, the day after that, the concert was reinstated.[1] Attendance was of about 400,000 people,[2] much less than the crowd drawn to Copacabana by the Rolling Stones free concert on February 18, 2006, which exceeded a million people.[3] Audience numbers were closer to those of the other Lenny Kravitz performance there, on March 21, 2005. On that occasion, Kravitz performed for 300,000[citation needed] people, in a concert of his own, staged at a different location on the beach. The Rolling Stones concert and Live Earth happened at exactly the same spot, in front of the Copacabana Palace hotel.

Running order[edit]

The following artists performed at the Brazilian Live Earth concert[4] (in order of appearance):

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rio Live Earth to go on after ban revoked Yahoo News
  2. ^ "400 mil contra o aquecimento" (in Portuguese). RJTV. 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Noite no Rio" (in Portuguese). RJTV. 2006-02-20. Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ Brazil concert site MSN

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