New York (NY), USA – 12 Girls Band are confirmed to join the superstar international lineup for Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts on July 7th. The chart-topping Chinese ensemble, who fuse traditional Chinese folk instruments like the erhu and pipa with a contemporary repertoire will be headlining the Live Earth concert in Shanghai.
The Live Earth shows on July 7, 2007, – from the U.K., U.S., Brazil, China, Australia, South Africa, Japan, and Germany – are billed as "The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis" and are a global event to draw attention to the environmental concerns that have been Gore’s focus for many years. Each concert is a star-studded lineup of musicians: the U.S. concert features The Police, John Mayer, Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, LUdacris and others, and the U.K. concerts will include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, and Black Eyed Peas.12 Girls Band will debut in their first network TV special when PBS launches "12 Girls Band Live from Shanghai" nationally, beginning June 1. Check your local PBS station for program details.
12 Girls Band’s new CD Live from Shanghai along with the PBS DVD, 12 Girls Band Live from Shanghai, will be released in June 5th. The group will begin a major 40-city tour of North America in October of this year, being booked by the William Morris Agency.
For more information on Live Earth, go to www.liveearth.msn.com.
Author: World Music Central News Department
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