Coldplay, U2, R.E.M. Sign On For Live 8

Bob Geldof, the driving force behind the legendary Band Aid and Live Aid concerts for African famine relief, is at it again, as details surrounding his new venture, Live 8, are beginning to roll in. Live 8 will be not one, but a series of concerts to take place on July 2 at five locations across the world, including Circus Maximus in Rome, Hyde Park in London, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin and somewhere in Philadelphia (organizers have yet to reveal the Philly location).

The goal of the concerts is to raise awareness of poverty in developing countries just days before G8 leaders meet in Berlin this year. G8 nations are the world's leading industrial and economic powers and include the US, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Russia, Japan and Italy.

Performers include:

London - Coldplay, Madonna, Paul McCartney, R.E.M. and U2

Philadelphia - Will Smith, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and P. Diddy

Berlin - Crosby, Stills and Nash, Lauren Hill and Brian Wilson

Paris - Jamiroquai, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah and Placebo

Rome - Duran Duran

Coldplay, U2, R.E.M. Sign On For Live 8