Mumbai mega music concert called off

November 29th, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Live Earth India, a mega music concert featuring western and Indian musicians including Bon Jovi and Anoushka Shankar scheduled for Dec 7 in Mumbai, has been called off after the terror attacks in Mumbai.“Everyone involved with the Live Earth India, from our US- and India-based staff, artists and crew to our India-based broadcast, production, non-profit and marketing communications partners, is stunned and saddened by the tragic events of the past few days in the host city Mumbai,” a joint statement said Saturday.

The statement was issued by Live Earth founder Kevin Wall, the office of Al Gore, the former US vice-president and climate campaigner, and R.K. Pachauri, chairman of the Indian Panel for Climate Change.

“Due to circumstances far beyond our control, we are saddened to announce that Live Earth India has been cancelled,” the statement said.

However, the organisers said they would continue to work for solutions to the climate crisis for the people of India and around the world.

“But for now, our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims of this terrible attack, with the bereaved, with the people of Mumbai and with everyone in India,” the statement.

At least 162 people have been killed in the multiple terrorist strikes in Mumbai Wednesday night.

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