The Istanbul, Turkey leg of Al Gore's upcoming Live Earth global spectacular has been canceled. Local media suggests the July 07 concert failed to attract sponsorship or promised financial support from the Turkish government.Or maybe there just wasn't any taste for it in Turkey.
Tickets had yet to go on sale, although major Turkish stars including Mor Ve Otesi, Sebnem Ferah and Hayko Cepkin had agreed to perform. Officials will instead erect giant screens so locals can gather to watch the global warming awareness gigs.
The 24-hour Live Earth concert series will begin in Sydney, Australia and continue across the world with events in Japan, China, South Africa, Germany, London and Brazil, before concluding in New York.
The Police, Kanye West, Faith Hill, Bon Jovi and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are to perform on the steps of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Building on July 7.
Damn, now I'm going to have to burn all my Faith Hill albums.
On second thought... maybe not.