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AUDIO-TECHNICA USED AT LIVE 8 CONCERTS AROUND
— A-T endorsers Linkin Park and Good Charlotte are
featured performers in Philadelphia and Tokyo Live 8 concerts —
STOW, OH, July 13, 2005 — Following the use of hundreds of
Audio-Technica microphones at 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards and the
strong presence of A-T mics at the 2005 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
induction ceremony, Live 8 is the third major broadcast event this year
to employ Audio-Technica wireless and hard-wired microphones.
More than a million people assembled in cities across
the world on July 2 for Live 8 concerts aimed at raising awareness of
poverty in Africa and promoting aid for economic and social issues there.
Concerts took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Tokyo,
Johannesburg, Moscow and Barrie (Canada). In the U.S. alone, more than
a half-million attended the event that was hosted by Will Smith and
held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The Philadelphia venue featured performances by leading
artists such as Jay-Z, A-T endorser Linkin Park as well as the legendary
Def Leppard, all using Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite® 5000
Series UHF Wireless Systems. The Tokyo Live 8 concert featured A-T endorser
Good Charlotte, with Joel Madden performing on the Audio-Technica Artist
Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, and Benji Madden on the Artist
Elite AE6100 dynamic vocal microphone.
Other artists that used Audio-Technica microphones for
Live 8 performances include Bryan Ferry in Germany and Kyo in Paris.
In addition, a broad selection of Audio-Technica’s hard-wired
microphones, including the AE2500, AE5100, AE6100, AT4041, AT4050, ATM35
and ATM25, were used throughout the Live 8 concerts.
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Photo caption: Audio-Technica had a strong presence at Live 8 held in
front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 2, 2005. Shown (L-R)
are Jay-Z, along with A-T endorsers Chester Bennington and Phoenix of
Linkin Park. Jay-Z and Chester Bennington are performing on Audio-Technica's
Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System. Photo by Timothy
A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images. (This photo is the property of Timothy A.
Clary/AFP/Getty Images and may be used by the press only for the purpose
of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction
of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
Photo File: Live8_Chiba.JPG
Photo caption: Audio-Technica microphones were used at Live 8 on July
2, 2005 in Chiba, east of Tokyo. Shown (L-R) are A-T endorsers Joel
Madden and Benji Madden of Good Charlotte. Joel Madden is performing
on Audio-Technica's Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System,
and Benji Madden is using Audio-Technica's Artist Elite AE6100 dynamic
vocal microphone. Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images. (This photo
is the property of Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images and may be used by
the press only for the purpose of one-time reproduction. Unauthorized
use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
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