NRDC Presents the Rolling Stones In a FREE Concert to Turn Up the Heat on Global Warming


Los Angeles, CA (December 23, 2002) -- NRDC (the Natural Resources Defense Council) announced today that the Rolling Stones will perform a special free concert to raise awareness about global warming on February 6, 2003 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA.

NRDC and the Stones are staging this landmark event to turn up the heat on global warming, and spotlight opportunities that exist right now to start fixing the problem.

"The Rolling Stones' commitment will help build unprecedented support for NRDC efforts to fight global warming," said NRDC president John H. Adams. "The Rolling Stones deserve a standing ovation for putting the environment on center stage."

Fans can enter a sweepstakes to win two free tickets by completing the entry form at Fans can also enter by mail, and will find the information for doing so in the Rules and Regulations on the concert website. No donation is required to enter or win tickets.

Online entries will be accepted from 9:00 am PST on December 23, 2002, until 11:59 pm PST on January 6, 2003. Mail-in entries must be postmarked between December 23, 2002, and January 6, 2003, and must be received by January 10, 2003. Only U.S. residents (excluding residents of Florida, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico) who are at least 18 years of age may enter. Limit 1 entry per person, per e-mail address and per household. Void where prohibited by law.

Winners will be selected at random after January 13, 2003. Each winner will be notified directly via email or post. Each winner and each guest must pick up a ticket and a wristband at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Feb 4 (6:00 am - 9:00 pm), Feb 5 (6:00 am - 3:00 pm), or Feb 6 (6:00 am - 12:00 pm). Photo ID will be required. Each winner's guest may not attend the concert without the winner. Tickets not picked up by 12:00 pm on February 6 will be forfeited. All winners' names and cities will be posted on the concert's official website, For more details, see the Official Rules for the sweepstakes at

The goal of this event is to encourage the public to learn more about global warming. Visit for information and to find out what you can do.

A private donor will be absorbing all expenses for this important evening. NRDC will also have a limited number of tickets as part of their fund raising efforts.

NRDC is America's leading force for the environment, making the air cleaner, our waters safer, and protecting the Earth's wild places since 1970. Backed by more than half a million members, NRDC lawyers, scientists and other specialists fight for tough safeguards, and make sure they're enforced. Global warming is the toughest environmental challenge yet, threatening the health of people, wildlife and economies around the world.

The Rolling Stones are completing the North American stretch of their critically acclaimed and sold out Licks World Tour and will launch the international leg starting in Australia on February 18 with shows to follow in Asia and Europe.