Michael Stipe will make one of his periodic returns to the concert stage this weekend when the former R.E.M. frontman performs alongside Patti Smith, Joan Baez, Talib Kweli and Flea at the Pathway to Paris climate event at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Sunday.
Organizers say the event is designed to “help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris agreement into action,” and that it will include the announcement of a new initiative called 1,000 Cities in which all cities of the world will be invited to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2040.
Tickets, $35 to $250, are available now through the Carnegie website, and proceeds will be donated to 350.org, Pathway to Paris and the United Nations Development Programme.
In a statement posted on R.E.M.’s website this week, Stipe says: “I’m most excited to watch the other performers, and I know there are some surprises. It will feel great to sing again.”
The full list of performers:
Jesse Paris Smith
This is amazing!!! There needs to be more awareness. Especially since that guy that used to run the weather channel went on record saying it’s all fake. Of course people are going to believe him, but the key word there was EX employee. For those of us that are nowhere near NY, will there be a way to stream this show???