Live 8

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Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. They were timed to precede the G8 Conference and Summit held at the Gleneagles Hotel in Auchterarder, Scotland from 6-8 July 2005; they also coincided with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid. Run in support of the aims of the UK’s Make Poverty History campaign and the Global Call for Action Against Poverty, the shows planned to pressure world leaders to drop the debt of the world’s poorest nations, increase and improve aid, and negotiate fair trade rules in the interest of poorer countries. Ten simultaneous concerts were held on 2 July and one on 6 July. On 7 July the G8 leaders pledged to double 2004 levels of aid to poor nations from US$25 to US$50 billion by the year 2010. Half of the money was to go to Africa. (Wikipedia)

Madonna and her crew were invited to the London concert, that took place at Hyde Park and performed 3 songs.

Band/Gear

Madonna (Vocals)……………………………………………………………………………………

Madonna performing MusicMadonna and her dancers (Mihran & Cloud)

Monte Pittman (Guitar)…………………………………………………………………………….

Gibson Everly (ebony) in Like a Prayer
Gibson Les Paul Custom
(wine red) in Ray of Light
Gibson SG
Custom (surf green) in Music

Amplification: Orange Rockerverb 100 head & Orange PPC 412 (4×12) cab

Gibson Les Paul Custom (wine red)Gibson SG CustomGibson Everly

Stuart Price (Musical Director/Keyboards/Programmer/Bass)………………….

Fender Jazz Bass in Like a prayer

Marcus Brown (Keyboards)………………………………………………………………………

Roland Fantom X7
Nord Lead 3

Michael McKnight (Keyboards)……………………………………………………………….

Roland Fantom X8

Steve Sidelnyk (Drums)……………………………………………………………………………

DW Drums

Steve Sidelnyk

Donna DeLory  (Backing Vocals)……………………………………………………………….
Lisa Fischer (Backing Vocals)…………………………………………………………………….

Set List:

Like a prayer
Ray of Light
Music