Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and Foo Fighters were today confirmed for the U.K. leg of "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," which will take place across the globe on July 7.

Also named to the bill for the series of simultaneous concerts are James Blunt, Snow Patrol, Black Eyed Peas, Corinne Bailey Rae and Genesis.

Seventeen acts have been signed up to play at the new Wembley Stadium, London as part of the 24-hour, seven-continent Live Earth concerts, which will mark the beginning of global campaign on climate change.

The London line-up also includes Bloc Party, Damien Rice, David Gray, Duran Duran, John Legend, Keane, Paolo Nutini, Razorlight, with further names to be announced.

The concerts will be streamed live at U.K. ticket sales will be allocated by ballot, and a 72-hour registration period begins on April 13 at, with Wembley tickets priced at £55.

The "Live Earth" concerts will also be broadcast on BBC television and radio in the U.K. and via more than 120 networks around the world to a potential global audience of approximately two billion.

The U.S. concert will be staged at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey and the line-up includes Smashing Pumpkins, The Police, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews Band, Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson.

The other concert locations confirmed today are: China (Steps of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai), South Africa (Johannesburg Cradle of Human Kind), Australia (Sydney Aussie Stadium), Brazil (Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach) and Japan (Tokyo Dome).

Concert organizers plan to use eco-friendly electricity and carbon-neutral travel to set an example.

"By attracting an audience of billions, we hope Live Earth will launch a global campaign giving a critical mass of people around the world the tools they need to help solve the climate crisis," said former United States vice president Al Gore, in a statement. "But ultimately, corporations and governments must become global leaders taking decisive action to stop global warming." Gore had announced plans for the shows in February.

Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, a provider of live digital entertainment, is producing Live Earth. Wall also won an Emmy as the worldwide executive producer of Live 8.

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