Saturday, November 29, 2008

Live Earth India concert canceled after Mumbai attacks

Organizers fo the Live Earth India concert have canceled the event following the tragic attacks in Mumbai.

The timing of the attacks appear to have intersected with a number of key events going on in India and abroad at the time including important regional elections in India; the American Thanksgiving holiday; a major international cricket tournament, the most popular sport in India; and the international Live Earth India concert.

Here is the official press release statement from the concert organizers:

Joint Official Statement from Live Earth Founder Kevin Wall, The Office of the Honorable Al Gore and Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Chairman IPCC Regarding Live Earth India


Last update: 11:19 p.m. EST Nov. 28, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Everyone involved with Live Earth India, from our U.S.- and India-based staff, artists and crew to our India-based broadcast, production, non-profit and marketing communications partners, is stunned and saddened by the tragic events of the past few days in our host city Mumbai. We always felt very welcomed and safe as we spent more time on the ground in Mumbai to finalize plans for Live Earth India, scheduled for December 7.

Due to circumstances far beyond our control, we are saddened to announce that Live Earth India has been cancelled. We will continue to work for solutions to the climate crisis for the good of the people of India and around the world. But for now, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims of this terrible attack, with the bereaved, with the people of Mumbai and with everyone in India. For updated information, please visit www.LiveEarth.org.


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