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article imageCanadian billionaire to stage 'live concert in space'

By John Louie S. Ramos     Sep 2, 2009 in Technology
A Canadian billionaire who made vast riches by means of circus revealed Wednesday that he will host a live event from orbit on October 9 to promote the importance of clean water globally.
Guy Laliberte, a self-proclaimed environmentalist and the founder of the Montreal-based Cirque du Soleil, said that former U.S. vice president Al Gore had expressed his support to his campaign.
He also said that the Irish band U2 and rock musician Peter Gabriel together with several other artists will take part, performing acts simultaneously in 14 different cities around the world.
The two-hour live show will link up in stages and theaters in London, Paris, New York, Montreal; Moscow; Johannesburg; Mumbai; Marrakesh; Sydney; Tokyo; Mexico City; Rio de Janeiro; Santa Monica, California; and Tampa, Florida.
The one-of-a-kind act will also be shown live through onedrop.org and AOL.com.
Laliberte said that he wants people to be informed about the world's worsening water-related problems. He added that they aimed to teach the people to conserve water and other natural resources.
"I just hope that as a citizen of Earth, this will inspire people in a new way," Laliberte told Reuters.com.
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