The organizers of Live Earth have moved the South Africa leg of the show to a new venue in Johannesburg. The move is a bid to encourage ticket sales, which have been lagging. The concert was originally planned for a venue in Maropeng, which is 45 minutes outside of the city. It is said that lack of public transportation to the venue was causing a lack of ticket sales. The Johannesburg show is being played by UB40, Joss Stone, and Angelique Kidjo among others.
The Verve, who broke up in 1999 have reunited and have announced some tour dates for this winter. The band are currently on a summer break but plan to return to the studio to finish an upcoming album. The Verve originally broke up because of the relationship between its members Richard Ashcroft and Nick McCabe. The tour dates are set for November 2-9 and include two shows in three different cities: Glasgow, London and Blackpool. The tickets for the shows will go on sale July 6th.
AOL has announced that it is relaunching its news site, news.aol.com. The site has been redesigned by drawing influence from popular blog sites. AOL hopes the new design will encourage return visits to the site as it will contain interactive features such as polls as well as user-generated news.