July 23, 2024

On this day, 19 years ago…The Live 8 concerts took place to raise awareness of the extreme poverty across Africa.

U2 (pictured), Velvet Revolver and R.E.M. appeared at London’s Wembley Stadium. Pink Floyd’s London performance was the original lineup’s first show since “The Wall” tour in ’81. Green Day and Audioslave played Berlin.

On the other side of the pond, Linkin Park and Bon Jovi performed in Philadelphia as Mötley Crüe and Jet hit the stage in Barrie, north of Toronto.

Rome, Moscow, Tokyo and Paris also hosted Live 8 concerts.

Several hundred-thousand people attended the concerts with an estimated 2-billion watching them on TV.

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