Stars of Original No Nukes Show Coming Back to Support Japan Nuclear Disaster Relief

A group of artists who performed at the original No Nukes concerts in 1979 are coming back together with some new additions in support of Japan disaster relief efforts. The concert will be held on Sunday, August 7 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA with proceeds going to Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) and other organizations throughout the world who promote "safe, alternative, non-nuclear energy."


Artists from the original concerts who will be appearing include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, the Doobie Brothers, John Hall and Sweet Honey on the Rock. Other artists joining them include Jason Mraz, Tom Morello, Kitaro and Johnathan Wilson. Additional acts and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Jackson Browne said of the show "The disaster in Fukushima is not only a disaster for Japan. It is a global disaster. We come together now across cultural boundaries, political and generational boundaries, to call for changes in the way we use energy, and in the ways we conduct the search for solutions to the problems facing humanity. We join with the people of Japan, and people everywhere who believe in a non-nuclear future."

"The MUSE concert will not only be a great show, it will hopefully entice the public to become better informed of the tremendous dangers of nuclear power," says Graham Nash. "We have to keep real and true information flowing so that people can act on it."

"We're so lucky to have been able to bring back some of the original MUSE team to collaborate with some new and younger artists for MUSE 2, so that we can immediately help with the Japan relief effort and raise funds and awareness for the no nukes issue," says Bonnie Raitt. "I'm excited to be a part of this important and truly collaborative effort. It's going to be a very special, one of a kind event."

Pat Simmons, of The Doobie Brothers, adds, "We are so proud to be reuniting with so many of our talented friends, who share our concern for the safety, and sustainable future of our fragile planet. Current events have brought us to a turning point in our human existence. It's time to consider alternatives to the present course of energy production that have been forced upon us by an aggressive corporate power structure. We join together to generate funds to help our Japanese friends, as they recover from the devastation that they have had to endure, due to man's careless use of nuclear energy, and nature's unpredictability. Through these efforts we also hope to raise public awareness of the challenges we are faced with, and the important responsibilities we share in moving us towards a safer, nuclear free future."

John Hall, who was not only a founding member of Orleans but also a representative from New York to the House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, said "As Japan struggles to subdue meltdowns at Fukushima, and Ft. Calhoun Nuclear in Nebraska struggles to keep its reactor and spent fuel above the Missouri's floodwaters, we once again face a crucial choice. Will we, as a country, invest in clean, renewable sources of energy, or will we continue to use taxpayer dollars to indemnify and subsidize the dirty, deadly old technologies that are making our planet unlivable?"

The organizers for the show will make every effort to use green technology include solar, biodiesel and wind sources.

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