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10-31-07- ‘LIVE’ to Join 46664 Joburg


October, 31, 2007  – Johannesburg, SA.  One of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the past two decades, LIVE, have just announced they have answered former President Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV AIDS campaign call and will board the 46664 Johannesburg concert at Ellis Park next month.

The last minute addition to the World AIDS Day concert on December 1 was confirmed by band lead singer/guitarist Ed Kowalczyk today.  The band will interrupt their current schedule of US tour dates especially to appear alongside the twenty-two other international and South African artists already lined up for the show, which is being staged to show support and raise funds for former President Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV AIDS campaign.

LIVE’s addition to the bill will be a much welcomed return to South Africa for the band which during the 1990’s and 2000’s has sold over 20 million CDs worldwide. The band’s last two shows on South African soil when they played to more than 40,000 fans sold out in a matter of days.

Confirming the band’s participation, LIVE front man Ed Kowalczyk said:  “Nelson Mandela is one of the most inspiring and uplifting figures of our age. His tireless efforts to bring freedom and healing to the people of Africa transcend the boundaries of country and creed and speak directly to the heart of all humanity. LIVE is tremendously honoured to be part of this year’s ‘46664’ concert.”

As announced by Mr. Mandela on Monday of this week, fifteen of South Africa’s biggest artists have already come forward to join the concert alongside world artists Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Corinne Bailey Rae, Razorlight, Ludacris, Goo Goo Dolls, Jamelia and Angelique Kidjo.

Says 46664 International Director, Tim Massey: “This is the excitement of the 46664 concerts – right until the last moment you can never be sure who next will offer themselves to appear.”

Tickets for the concert are priced from R120-00 (excluding service fee) and are available from Computicket. Call on  +27 (0) 83 915 800 or visit website at for more information.

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