P. Diddy and Michelle Branch have been added to the lineup of artists set to be featured in a World AIDS Day concert special airing on MTV and dozens of other networks worldwide.
Diddy will join Alicia Keys at a concert taping at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, on November 23, while Branch will share the bill with Dave Matthews and Missy Elliott when they perform at Experience Music Project in Seattle on November 7 (see "Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Set For World AIDS Day Concerts").
The two concerts will be edited into one 90-minute, commercial-free special to air December 1, World AIDS Day. MTV is offering the program for free to broadcasters worldwide, and so far more than 60 outlets are on board. An audience of more than 2 billion people is expected to view the special.
Westwood One's radio network will also distribute the concert to radio stations worldwide.
Details on obtaining tickets for the shows are available at the event's Web site.
In addition to the concerts, MTV will host the Protect Yourself Youth Forum featuring sexual health experts bringing information on HIV/AIDS to more than 400 high school students at Experience Music Project on November 4.
The HIV/AIDS awareness concerts are part of MTV's yearlong sexual health campaign, Fight for Your Rights: Protect Yourself.