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Sir Bob Geldof queries Live Earth shows

Story by Jack Foley

SIR BOB Geldof, the pioneering force behind the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts, has questioned the need for Al Gore’s forthcoming Live Earth shows and asked why there’s a need for them.

The former Boomtown Rats singer is largely unmoved by Live Earth’s initiative to address climate change and claimed that people “are all f**cking conscious of global warming” already.

He’s also frustrated because people think that he’s involved with the concerts given the similarity between the names. But he did wish them every success.

In an interview with the dotmusic website, he commented: “We’re getting lots of responses from people who think we are organising it.

“I hope they’re a success. But why is he actually organizing them? To make us aware of the greenhouse effect? Everybody’s known about that problem for years…”

Sir Bob believes that Gore needs to announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations before organising an event like Live Earth.

“They haven’t got those guarantees, so it’s just an enormous pop concert or the umpteenth time that, say, Madonna or Coldplay get up on stage,” he added.

The Live Earth campaign will see seven concerts taking place across seven continents on July 7.