Pathway to Paris brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, mayors, and innovators to help raise consciousness surrounding the urgency of climate action and offers solutions to turning the Paris agreement into action.
Pathway to Paris concert event set for Los Angeles
Karen O and Tony Hawk join Patti Smith, Flea and others in a celebration of climate action after the Global Climate Action Summit.
Los Angeles, 17 July 2018: Pathway to Paris today announced a special concert on September 16 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Helping to cap off the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the concert will focus on the potential for cities to push for, achieve, and go beyond the climate targets highlighted in the Paris Agreement.
Bringing together leading musicians, artists, thinkers, and policymakers, this concert will serve as a call to action, urging the international community to ramp up ambition towards a climate safe future for all.
The first Pathway to Paris concerts took place in Paris in 2015, and coincided with the adoption of the ParisAgreement. Most recently, 2017 saw a concert at New York City’s historic Carnegie Hall where Pathway to Parisannounced the launch of the ‘1000 Cities’ initiative. The initiative invites all cities of the world to transition off fossil fuels and move to 100% renewable energy by 2040in order to turn the Paris Agreement into reality.
“In the world of music, the best way to improve is through collaboration. This is the same with the critical issue of climate change. We must join together to make this the most ambitious collaboration of our century. We will not be able to implement crucial and challenging solutions to climate change, plastic pollution, and all urgent environmental problems as long as we stand divided. Inseparable from the issue of climate change is the need for world peace, global communication, and an international collaboration unmatched by any event in human history.”– Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Jesse Paris Smith
“Cities play a critical role in transforming our world out of the era of fossil fuels and into a renewable world. This is our time to make this shift and transform our cities to become sustainable, resilient cities for us all and future generations. This is our chance as our window of time is narrowing.” – Co-Founder of Pathway to Paris, Rebecca Foon
Along with Patti Smith, the concert will also feature Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk, Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal, Eric Burdon (The Animals), French pop-soul singer Imany, and Pathway to Paris Founders Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon. Speakers include350.org‘s Bill McKibben and others to be announced. Multi media artist Steven Sebring will also be presenting a visual art and immersive sound experience.
All proceeds from this evening will be donated to Pathway to Paris.
PATHWAY TO PARIS
September 16th 2018
The Ace Theatre, Los Angeles
PATTI SMITH * BILL MCKIBBEN * KAREN O
TONY HAWK * FLEA * ERIC BURDON * STEVEN SEBRING
IMANY * TENZIN CHOEGYAL * REBECCA FOON * JESSE PARIS SMITH
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
Doors: 18:00 Show: 19:00
Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 20th at 10:00 a.m. PST at AXS.com
Forphotos from the 2017 concert please visit:
ContactInformation:Rebecca Foon, Tel. +1. 207. 522. 0694, Rebecca@pathwaytoparis.com
Pathway to Paris was founded in September 2014 by Jesse Paris Smith and Rebecca Foon, with an intimate evening of music and speakers at Le Poisson Rouge immediately following the People’s Climate March in New York City. A series of similar events unfolded in North America over the ensuing years. The events were initially intended to build awareness to help establish a global climate agreement, leading up to the UN Climate Change Conference (Cop21) that took place in December 2015, and culminated with two major concerts in Paris at Le Trianon, the first weekend of the conference. In November 2017, Pathway to Paris launched the 1000 Cities Initiative at Carnegie Hall in the lead up to COP 23.