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Taking Back Sunday and Keith Urban Join Line-Up for Live Earth

Sunday, June 24, 2007

The 24-Hour, 7-Continent Concert Series to Combat Global Warming Expected to Reach Over 2 Billion People on 7/7/07

Limited Tickets Available at LiveNation.com/LiveEarth

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2007) –Taking Back Sunday and Keith Urban are joining the blockbuster line-up of performers who will be playing Live Earth New York at Giants Stadium on 7/7/07, Live Earth organizers announced today. A limited number of tickets are available at www.livenation.com/liveearth or by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-7171 and (201) 507-8900.

Taking Back Sunday, the New York-based melodic hardcore quintet, released Louder Now on April 25, 2006 and it skyrocketed to Number Two on Billboard’s Top 200 chart a week later, scanning more than 157,000 copies. Now gold-certified, Louder Now has led to multiple sold out U.S. headlining arena tours. Taking Back Sunday has established itself as a pioneering leader and industry role model on the issue of global warming. The band has implemented a set of sustainable standards to all of its tours, such as tour bus and venue recycling programs, organic cotton merchandising alternatives, tree planting and carbon offsetting programs and messaging campaigns to its fans on ways they can fight global warming.

“We all have our own beliefs, but I really feel that the issue of Global Warming is not a political issue up for debate. It’s strictly a case of our survival in the near future, and it is proven scientific fact,” said Fred Mascherino, lead guitarist for Taking Back Sunday. “The truth is that the more we know the more hope we all have.”

Mascherino added: “Our actions can directly help to change the course of the climate problem. Making small changes in your life can add up and make a big difference. That is what makes Live Earth monumental. The fact that all of these people around the world are coming together to make this statement gives me hope. It's not just a grassroots fable anymore. It's reaching all of us. It's not everyday that the people on all 7 continents unite for one event. I think it's an extremely appropriate measure for what we're up against and the message it sends out is that it involves ALL of us, so let's ALL get involved.”

Keith Urban, the Australian country singer-songwriter and musician, has enjoyed immense success in the United States over the last decade, with two of his albums, Be Here (2004) and Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing (2006) reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. In 2004, Urban was the first non-American to win a Country Music Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, an honor he has received for three years in a row. In 2006, Urban won the Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "You'll Think of Me".

Live Earth New York will feature the following acts live on stage:
AFI
AKON
ALICIA KEYS
BON JOVI
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
FALL OUT BOY
JOHN MAYER
KANYE WEST
KEITH URBAN
KELLY CLARKSON
KT TUNSTALL
LUDACRIS
MELISSA ETHERIDGE
ROGER WATERS
SMASHING PUMPKINS
TAKING BACK SUNDAY
THE POLICE

“Live Earth is about engaging a mass movement of people to take action against the climate crisis,” Live Earth Founder and Producer Kevin Wall said. “The addition of popular music acts like Keith Urban and Taking Back Sunday will help us reach millions more people across the globe with the Live Earth message.”

Live Earth is being produced locally by Live Nation.
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