‘Live Earth’ Istanbul Cancelled — Watch TV Instead

By June 28, 2007Global Warming

From The New Musical Express:

Part of the forthcoming Live Earth concerts have been cancelled due to lack of funds and timing.

The Turkish leg of the world event, which aims to highlight climate change, has been shelved and will be now be replaced by giant TV screens projecting concerts from the other eight cities.

Gore was in Turkey a few weeks ago drumming up interest. Guess it didn’t work.

“Live Earth is taking place across all seven continents because the climate crisis affects us all – and all of us must be a part of the solution,” Gore said. “Live Earth will engage individuals, corporations and governments to take action against the climate crisis.”

In Istanbul today, Gore, actress and Live Earth Istanbul spokesperson Sebnem Donmez, and representatives from local concert organizer Purple Concerts, gathered at the Cirigan Palace to inform the public about the latest developments of Live Earth Turkey, which is being staged at The Seven Towers Fortress, a historic Byzantine site in Istanbul.

Representatives from Live Earth Turkey’s NGO partners – the World Wide Fund for Nature Turkey; TEMA – The Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats; the Doga Dernegi Nature Foundation; and Deniz Temiz, the Turkish Marine Environment Protection Association, spoke at the press conference in support of Live Earth’s environmental message.

The message remains, it’s only the songs that are dead.

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