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Live Earth Climate Concert in Cape Town in June

Al Gore & Pharrell Williams

At Davos, Al Gore & Pharrell Williams announce global Live Earth Climate Concert in six cities in June - Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Sydney and Cape Town.

A Live Earth music event to demand action on climate change will take place on June 18 across seven continents, including Antarctica, former U.S. vice-president Al Gore and pop star Pharrell Williams announced on Wednesday.

Concerts will be staged in six cities -- Paris, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing, Sydney and Cape Town -- in what will be the largest event of its type ever staged. The final Antarctic gig will be played by a band of scientists at a research station, Gore said.

Two billion people are expected to tune into the 24-hour event across nearly 200 television networks. Each individual concert will run for four to six hours.

Live Earth is designed to galvanize public support for climate action ahead of make-or-break United Nations' talks in Paris in December on combating global warming.

"It is absolutely crucial that we build public will for an agreement," Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his campaigning on climate change, told the World Economic Forum in Davos.

"The purpose is to have a billion voices with one message, to demand climate action now."

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