Pharrell Williams and Al Gore Team Up to Save the Environment

The unlikely duo announce global ‘Live Earth’ climate concert in June.

Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and “Live Earth” founder Kevin Wall listen to Pharrell Williams during a session of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21. (Photo: Fabrice Coffrini)

Jan 21, 2015· 0 MIN READ
Taylor Hill is an associate editor at TakePart covering environment and wildlife.

Former United States Vice President Al Gore and pop star Pharrell Williams are teaming up to put together what they hope will be the most star-studded and environment-saving concert ever.

The duo announced plans Wednesday morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to launch a second round of “Live Earth” concerts to raise awareness about climate change.

Concerts are planned on all seven continents—including Antarctica—with stops in Paris; New York; Rio de Janeiro; Beijing; Sydney; and Cape Town, South Africa.

The global concert is expected to run 24 hours, with each city’s show lasting between four to six hours. Williams is keeping details on who is performing under wraps, but he told the audience at the World Economic Forum, “Instead of just having people perform, we literally are going to have humanity harmonize all at once.”

Williams and Gore teamed in 2007 for the first “Live Earth” climate concert, featuring such performers as Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Metallica, Genesis, and Bon Jovi, according to Reuters.

The concert is scheduled for June 18, and organizers hope to spur further action at this year’s U.N. climate change conference, which opens in Paris at the end of the year.

“It is absolutely crucial that we build public will for an agreement,” Gore, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, told the World Economic Forum.

“The purpose is to have a billion voices with one message: to demand climate action now.”