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Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Shop Boys. Last week, a concert was added in Tokyo, featuring Bjork, Good Charlotte and McFly.
Live 8 will now encompass 10 shows in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Barrie, Ont., Johannesburg and Eden Project in southwest England. AOL Music will cybercast each show live.
It was also confirmed today that the Barrie show will be closed by Neil Young, making one of his first live appearances since suffering a brain aneurysm in March. He will be accompanied for select songs by the Fisk University Jubilee Choir.
Meanwhile, Sheryl Crow has dropped off the Paris bill due to "substantial logistical and personal challenges," according to her official Web site.