Nov 29, 2008

India - Live Earth Concert cancelled

Concert would have seen a number of international faces; seeing the present terror situation, the organisers don’t want to risk any of the artistes’ lives

After the terrorist attack in Mumbai comes the aftershock. The horrific mass killings and the gory scenes of battle has created shockwaves not only in India but also internationally as reliable sources associated with the Live Earth concert that was supposed to be held in India’s financial capital on December 7 reveal that the event has most probably been cancelled.

“People associated with the Live Earth concert that was being organised by Wizcraft has been sent a mail that reads that the show is not taking off. The mail was only meant for internal consumption.

It is a high priority situation now as the concert would have seen a lot of big international faces coming down. India’s big celebs would have also landed up there and after seeing the security concern as of now the event stays cancelled. There’s too much to risk. The concert might be postponed to some other date though,” says a source close to the development of the Live Earth India.

When contacted, Wizcraft says: “Our first concern is the safety of various staffs, associates and partners of Live Earth and of course the people in Mumbai. Once we evaluate the situation in the next few days, we’ll send an official statement on the same.”

Bon Jovi and Roger Waters had confirmed their presence and they were supposed to share the stage with Sunidhi Chauhan and Sonu Niigaam.

The Rock On team including Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal were also supposed to jam at the event. Hrithik Roshan was also supposed to sing at the function. The Live Earth concert is aimed at creating awareness on global warming.

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