Fall Out Boy, No Doubt & My Morning Jacket to Play Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day Event

Credit: Pamela LittkyFall Out Boy, No Doubt and My Morning Jacket have been tapped to headline the inaugural Global Citizen Earth Day event, which will be held in Washington, D.C. Global Citizen, which has staged music festivals in New York City's Central Park the last three years, recently announced an expanded event schedule to assist with the United Nations' goal to end extreme poverty by 2030.

No Doubt, who played at 2014's Global Citizen Festival, says in a statement, "Last year we rocked with 60,000 global citizens in Central Park, all committed to ending extreme poverty. We now help bring this movement to the nation's capital, this time with a focus on climate change and its inexorable effect on the world's poor. We owe it to our children to protect our planet and their futures."

"Taking direct action to make the world a better place -- to eradicate extreme poverty and find a solution for climate change -- is essential not only for us but for our kids and all future generations," adds Fall Out Boy. "If our participation and music can bring attention to these issues then we're doing our job right. We must stand together to make lasting change."

Earlier this year, Global Citizen announced that Coldplay frontman Chris Martin would curate its festival for the next 15 years. Martin's curating responsibilities don't officially begin until the next Central Park show this September, but Global Citizen co-founder/CEO Hugh Evans tells Billboard that Martin did help book the Earth Day event.

Other artists to appear at the at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day include R&B stars Usher and Mary J. Blige, hip-hop artist Common, and pop group Train. Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas will host the event.

Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day will be a free event held April 18 at Washington, D.C.'s National Mall.

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