live earthFollowing suit with XM, Sirius announced that it will broadcast all 8 Live Earth concerts for a climate in crisis including live backstage interviews from New York and live commentary of the London concert.

The historic event will take place July 7 over the course of 24 hours and will include 7 continents, 8 cities, and over 150 music artists including performances from The Police, Bon Jovi, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica, John Mayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Roger Waters, Beastie Boys, Genesis, Kanye West, Duran Duran, Madonna and many others.

In the spirit of the event, Sirius will create a channel called Green 119. Starting July 4, channel 119 will be dedicated to informing the audience about the realities of the climate issues, environmental tips and myths, celebrity interviews, political commentary, listener comments and the Live Earth concert calendar.

Channels and programming lineup after the jump…

Channel and programming schedule is as follows:

  • Sydney The Spectrum channel 18 7/6 9 pm ET and 7/7 6 pm ET (rebroadcast)
  • Tokyo Boombox channel 34 7/6 11 pm ET
  • Shanghai SIRIUS Disorder channel 32 7/7 6:30 am ET
  • Hamburg The Spectrum channel 18 7/7 8 am ET and 7/8 2 am ET (rebroadcast)
  • London Alt Nation channel 21 7/7 8:30 am ET and 7/7 6 pm ET (rebroadcast)
  • Antarctica Super Shuffle channel 12 7/7 9 am ET
  • Kyoto The Vault channel 16 7/7 9 am ET
  • Johannesburg Reggae Rhythms channel 97 7/7 11 am ET
  • New York SIRIUS Hits 1 channel 1 7/7 2:30 pm and 7/8 12 am ET (rebroadcast)
  • Rio de Janeiro Boombox channel 34 7/7 2:30 pm ET