SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess) — Punk legend Patti Smith, and former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir were announced as the headliners for the upcoming Pathway to Paris concert.
Set for September 14th at the Masonic in San Francisco, the concert is the capstone event for the Global Climate Action Summit and is being billed by organizers as a “celebration of climate action.”
This marks the fourth collaboration between the Pathway to Paris, together with 350.org and the United Nations Development Programme who previously joined forces for concerts in each of the last three years.
The first concerts, in Paris in 2015, coincided with the adoption of the Paris Agreement, while events in 2016 and 2017 were intended to raise awareness about anthropogenic climate change.
Most recently, 2017 saw the partners host a concert at New York City’s historic Carnegie Hall where Pathway to Paris announced the launch of the ‘1000 Cities’ initiative. The initiative invites all cities of the world to participate to transition off fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040, as called for by the Paris Accord.
Along with Patti Smith and Bob Weir, the concert will also feature Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tenzin Choegyal, Ethiopian performer Imany, renowned artist Olafur Eliasson, and Pathway to Paris Founders Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. Speakers also include 350.org’s Bill McKibben.
All proceeds from this evening will be donated to 350.org, Pathway to Paris, and the United Nations Development Programme.