Live Earth Istanbul Canceled
Istanbul will not join London, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro and Hamburg as official Live Earth host cities.
Live Earth is organized to combat global warming, “Live Earth” concert series announced an official branch in Turkey. Organizers of the global concert series reaching worldwide audience of over 2 billion people announced that Istanbul would host an official Live Earth concert event on July 7, 2007, Saturday.
On the official website, Istanbul is still in the list. But the lineup of artists for the concert has still not been announced and from several sources I hear that the gig is canceled.
Al Gore recently joined with actress and Live Earth Istanbul spokesperson Sebnem Donmez on June 13, 2007 at the Cirigan Palace to raise the curtain on Live Earth Turkey. Today comes the news that Al Gore’s Live Earth has dropped Istanbul from the list of Live Earth hosted cities throughout the world.
The reasons for cancellation, lack of sponsors, and interest due to the current elections in Turkey. Its a great opportunity lost for Istanbul but there are lots of other great concerts coming up!
I hope you can still refund your ticket, as they went on sale last week. It would have been great to have a lineup of artists in Istanbul with names as Bjork, Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Santana, Elton John, Guns N’ Roses, James Morrison, Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Led Zeppelin, Mariah Carey, Nelly, Pink, and Rod Stewart.
Maybe there will be another day for Istanbul, It might be next year on 8/8/2008