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Madonna releases Live Earth download


Story by Jack Foley

MADONNA has written a new track for the Live Earth concerts in July that is now available to download in support of the fundraising campaign.

Entitled Hey You, the track was inspired by the climate change campaign spearheaded by Al Gore and it can be downloaded from Microsoft’s Live Earth website.

A total of nine Live Earth shows will take place around the world on July 7 in an attempt to highlight global warming.

Madonna will perform the new track at London’s Wembley Stadium, where she forms part of a star-studded line-up including British singer James Blunt, reformed group Genesis and California’s Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The aim of the concerts is to set a “green example” for other music events by using measures such as eco-friendly electricity, sustainable lighting and carbon-neutral travel.

“Live Earth is about engaging a global audience with tools to tackle the climate crisis,” explained Live Earth founder Kevin Wall.

MSN has said that it will donate 25 cents (or 13p) from each of the first million downloads of Hey You to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

The confirmed line-up for Live Earth London so far is…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers
James Blunt
The Foo Fighters
Duran Duran
Snow Patrol
The Beastie Boys
David Gray
Damien Rice
John Legend
The Black Eyed Peas
Bloc Party
Corinne Bailey Rae
Paolo Nutini

Further acts are expected to be announced shortly.