Live Earth concert, London
|London Concert location|
|Location||Wembley Stadium, London, England|
|Founded by||Al Gore and Kevin Wall|
|Date||July 7, 2007|
|Genre(s)||Pop and Rock music|
|Website||Live Earth UK Site|
In order of appearance:
- SOS Allstars (with drummers Roger Taylor of Queen, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers) (W 13:30)
- Chris Moyles (presenter) (W 13:55)
- Genesis - "Behind the Lines"/"Duke's End", "Turn It On Again", "Land of Confusion" and "Invisible Touch" (W 14:00)
- Eddie Izzard (presenter) (W 14:25)
- Razorlight - "In The Morning", "America" and "Los Angeles Waltz" (W 14:30)
- Alan Carr (presenter) (W 14:55)
- Snow Patrol - "Open Your Eyes", "Shut Your Eyes" and "Chasing Cars" (W 15:00)
- Damien Rice and David Gray - "Babylon" (Gray solo performance, Rice on backing rhythm), "The Blower's Daughter (Rice solo performance, Gray on backing rhythm) and "Que Sera Sera" (W 15:25)
- Gerard Butler (presenter) (W 15:40)
- Kasabian - "Empire", "Club Foot" and "L.S.F." (W 15:45)
- Thandie Newton (presenter) (W 16:00)
- Al Gore (relayed from Washington D.C.) (W 16:05)
- Paolo Nutini - "Alloway Groove", "Last Request", "What a Wonderful World" and "Jenny Don't Be Hasty" (W 16:10)
- June Sarpong (presenter) (W 16:35)
- The Black Eyed Peas - "Pump It", "Let's Get Retarded", "Big Girls Don't Cry" (Fergie solo performance), "Help Us Out" (will.i.am solo performance) and "Where Is The Love?" (W 17:00)
- John Legend - "Ordinary People" (W 17:25)
- Geri Halliwell (presenter) (W 17:40)
- Duran Duran - "Planet Earth", "Ordinary World", "Notorious/I Want To Take You Higher" and "Girls on Film" (W 17:45)
- Chris Rock (presenter) (W 18:10)
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Can't Stop", "Dani California", "So Much I" and "By the Way" (W 22:17)
- Neve Campbell (presenter) (W 18:40)
- Bloc Party - "Banquet", "So Here We Are" and "The Prayer" (W 18:45)
- Kyle MacLachlan (presenter) (W 19:10)
- Ashok Sinha (speech) (W 19:15)
- Corinne Bailey Rae - "I'd Like To", "Mercy Mercy Me" (duet with John Legend) and "Put Your Records On" (W 19:20)
- Terra Naomi - "Say It's Possible" (W 19:45)
- Ioan Gruffudd (presenter) (W 20:00)
- Keane - "Somewhere Only We Know", "Is It Any Wonder?" and "Bedshaped" (W 20:05)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (W 20:30)
- Metallica - "Sad But True", "3rd Stone From The Sun/Nothing Else Matters" and "Enter Sandman" (W 20:35)
- Ricky Gervais (presenter) (W 20:50)
- Spinal Tap - introduced by Rob Reiner as Marti Di Bergi, "Stonehenge", "Warmer Than Hell", and "Big Bottom" (with every bass guitar player from the event excluding Mike Rutherford of Genesis and John Taylor of Duran Duran. Guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica also joined on bass) (W 20:55)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (W 21:20)
- Boris Becker (presenter) (W 21:25)
- James Blunt - "Wisemen", "Wild World", and "Same Mistake" (W 21:30)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (W 21:55)
- Beastie Boys - "Sure Shot", "So What'cha Want", "Intergalactic", "Sabotage" (W 22:00)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (W 22:25)
- David Tennant (presenter) (W 22:30)
- Pussycat Dolls - "Buttons", "Stickwitu" and "Don't Cha" (W 22:35)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (WW 22:50)
- Foo Fighters - "All My Life", "My Hero", "Times Like These", "Best of You" and "Everlong" (W 22:55)
- Kevin Wall (speech) (W 23:30)
- Russell Brand (presenter) (W 23:35)
- Terence Stamp (speech) (W 23:40)
- Madonna - "Hey You", "Ray of Light", "La Isla Bonita" (with Eugene Hütz and Sergey Ryabtsev of Gogol Bordello) and "Hung Up" (W 23:45)
- Russell Brand (wrap-up) (W 00:10)
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In Britain, the BBC provided live television coverage of the show on BBC Two, followed by BBC One later on, BBC Radio 1, and BBC HD. The television coverage was presented by Jonathan Ross (who was joined in the studio by various celebrity attendees throughout the day), with Graham Norton and Edith Bowman backstage. Coverage commenced at 1:00PM BST on BBC Two and concluded at 5:20PM continuing on BBC One at 5:30PM.
In Ireland, RTÉ Two provided live coverage starting from 12:30PM until 7:00PM, and then again from 9:30PM until 6:00AM the following morning.
In London, Angry Kid launched a music video called Gridlock. Angry Kid and the other characters sing the song, it's telling the story of how the kids were stuck in a traffic jam and everyone was fighting with each other. It was part of Aardman's Live Earth series. The video was created by Aardman Animations, and broadcasting on the BBC from Live Earth
MSN was responsible for the online broadcasting of the concert.
Chris Rock's explicit language during the (pre-watershed) introduction of the Red Hot Chili Peppers has already caused problems with Canadian TV networks and the BBC. Rock also used the word "nigger" while being interviewed on BBC One by Jonathan Ross, alongside Ricky Gervais. Rock called the crowd "motherfuckers" and Jonathan Ross had to apologize to the viewers. He was unrepentant in later NME interviews.
- It appeared that the Red Hot Chili Peppers experienced sound problems, as did Razorlight and Duran Duran.
The BBC missed the start of the Metallica set joining live halfway through the first song - then switched to Crowded House from Sydney just as they started to play "Enter Sandman". This resulted in 413 complaints from Metallica fans who watched the concert from home.
Phil Collins sang during "Invisible Touch", "And though she will fuck up your life, you'll want her just the same." Collins has sung this as part of many Genesis concerts. BBC presenter Jonathan Ross was required to apologize on air for the expletives used by Collins and Johnny Borrell and vowed to give them a "talking to". The offensive language used by performers at the event and broadcast live before the watershed caused the BBC to be censured by the media regulator Ofcom.
- "Live Earth Timeline". BBC. Retrieved 2007-07-07.
- Sweney, Mark (2007-07-09). "Complaints over Live Earth swearing". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "Foul-mouthed Start To Live Earth". Contact Music. 7 July 2007. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
- "Live Earth swearing rap for BBC". BBC News. 9 April 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
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