Live Earth Founder and Producer Kevin Wall joined with Tatsu Kitagawa, the principal of Live Earth Japan office, at a press conference today to announce the artist lineup and ticketing information for Live Earth Japan. Wall announced that Japan is the only country hosting two events as part of the 24-hour, 7-continent Live Earth concert series to combat global warming. Makuhari Messe in Tokyo will host a daylong official Live Earth concert. A special broadcast event will be held at the To-ji Buddhist Temple in Kyoto later in the day.
Live Earth will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with official concerts in Tokyo, Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New York, United States.
Live Earth Tokyo will feature the following acts live on stage: AI, Ai Otsuka, Ayaka, Cocco, Genki Rockets, Kumi Koda, Rihanna, Linkin Park, Rize, and others to be announced at a later date.
The special Kyoto broadcast event will feature the following acts live on stage: Michael Nyman, Rip Slyme, Yellow Magic Orchestra, and others to be announced at a later date.
Tickets for Live Earth Tokyo at Makuhari Messe go on sale June 9. Additional information is available at TELEDOME, a 24-hour telephone information service that provides information on the event and how to purchase tickets - 0180-993-717. Live Earth Tokyo tickets are JPY 10,000 and can be purchased in the following ways:
* PIA - order via mobile at 0570-02-9535
* Lawson - order via mobile 0570-084-637 (*L code is not required)
* CN Playguide – 0570-08-9922
* Ticket Navi - order via www.ticket-navi.ne.jp and pickup at any convenience store (Lawson, FamilyMart, 7-11, Sunkus, etc.)
* eplus - order via eee.eplus.co.jp
Ticket prices for the special music event in Kyoto is: SS/JPY 15,000, S/JPY 9,000, A (standing) /JPY 7,000. Kyoto tickets are available exclusively via eplus internet access. The information service of the Kyoto event is: 0570-06-9985 (from May 30).
Event organizers encourage all ticket buyers to use public transportation to get to the venue.