Live 8 Concerts - July 2nd

In 1985, Bob Geldorf created Live Aid, the groundbreaking rock-concert series that raised $200 Million for African Famine Relief. Now Bono (of U2) and Richard Curtis (screenwriter: Four Weddings & a Funeral & Notting Hill) have joined him in organizing Live 8, a series of free international concerts to be held on July 2, 2005 with a star studded line up including a reunited Pink Floyd, U2, Cold Play, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, and Will Smith, to name a few.

The goal of the concert series is to put pressure on the leaders of the world's richest countries during the upcoming G-8 Summit to initiate complete debt cancellation, more and better aid and trade justice for the world’s poorest people. Confirmed concert locations so far include London, Berlin, Eden, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, Barrie, and Scotland.

For further details, including the latest updates, concert line ups, a chance to win a trip to four to a Live 8 concert, a link to the Live 8 global petition, Live 8 radio, and a full coverage live video stream from the concerts, visit AOL Music's Live 8 web site.

MTV and VH1 will telecast eight hours of the Live 8 concerts from noon to 8 p.m. that day, rotating among the different sites and also presenting packaged reports, such as a look back at Live Aid.

XM Satellite Radio will carry the concerts live from Philadelphia, London, Paris, Berlin and Rome.