Hill, McGraw, Urban to Play Live 8 Concerts

Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban are among the musicians taking part in the Live 8 concerts in a worldwide effort to eliminate African poverty. Irish rock musician Bob Geldof, who created Live Aid in 1985, will organize free concerts in London, Paris, Rome, Belfast and Philadelphia on July 2, a few days before the G8 Summit in Scotland. Geldof hopes the concerts will encourage the world leaders at the summit — including President Bush — to make the battle against African poverty a priority. Hill and McGraw will perform at Rome’s Circus Maximus with Duran Duran and several noted European acts. Urban will play at Philadelphia’s Museum of Art during a show featuring Will Smith, Bon Jovi, P Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, the Dave Matthews Band, Sarah McLachlan, Rob Thomas, 50 Cent and others. The London show will feature Coldplay, Elton John, Madonna, Sting, U2, Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney.