Audio-Technica has a strong presence at Live 8 held in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 2, 2005. Shown are (from left) Jay-Z, along with 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. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited.)
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. Unauthorized use, alteration or reproduction of this photograph is strictly prohibited)
A-T endorsers Linkin Park, Good Charlotte featured performers in Philadelphia and Tokyo Live 8 concerts
More than a million people assembled in cities across the world July 2 for Live 8 concerts aimed at raising awareness of poverty in Africa and promoting aid for economic and social issues there. In the U.S., 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 Audio-Technica Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System, and Benji Madden on the Artist Elite AE6100 dynamic vocal microphone.
Other artists used Audio-Technica microphones for Live 8 performances, including Def Leppard in the U.S., 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 Live 8 concerts.
Following the use of hundreds of Audio-Technica microphones at 47th Annual GRAMMYs® and the use 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. Concerts took place in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Philadelphia, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Moscow, and Barrie (Canada).