Clinton Plans Stones Concert Appearance
Former President Bill Clinton plans to appear at this week's free Rolling Stones concert to raise awareness about global warming.Former President Bill Clinton plans to appear at this week's free Rolling Stones concert to raise awareness about global warming. Clinton, who sported sunglasses and played his sax on "The Arsenio Hall Show" during a 1992 campaign appearance, isn't expected to perform with the band Thursday (Feb. 6) at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Instead, he'll make a speech from the stage about the importance of fighting global warming, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC), the nonprofit group staging the gig.
The show was conceived as a way to put "a worldwide spotlight on global warming and the opportunities that exist right now to start fixing the problem," said Jon Coifman, spokesman for NRDC. About 12,000 fans won tickets to the show through an Internet drawing last month, while others received passes through nationwide radio station giveaways. For more information on the show and the NDRC, visit the organization's Web site.
The band is currently completing the North American stretch of its Licks World Tour and will launch the international leg later this month starting in Australia; a 22-city European tour will kick off in June.
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