"The Temperature's Rising," Kanye West, Ludacris & Akon Perform At Global Warming Awareness Concert

ImageKanye West, Ludacris and Akon are among the list of hip-hop artists slated to perform at the U.S. portion of the international Live Earth concert set to take place in July.

The event, which aims to promote action to combat global climate change, will be held at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on July 7. Rihanna, John Mayer and Alicia Keys will also take the stage.

"We hope the energy created by Live Earth will jumpstart a massive public education effort," explained Live Earth Vice President Al Gore via a statement. "Live Earth will help us reach a tipping point that's needed to move corporations and governments to take decisive action to solve the climate crisis."

The U.K. portion of the worldwide concert, which will take place at the Wembleey Stadium on the same day, will feature performances from the Black Eyed Peas, the Beastie Boys, Corrine Bailey Rae and John Legend.

Live Earth will also stage concerts at Sydney's Aussie Stadium; Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach; Johannesburg's Cradle of Human Kind; Tokyo's Tokyo Stadium and a to be determined location in Shanghai.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Monday (April 16) at 10 a.m. EDT and will be available at livenation.com or Ticketmaster.com

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