Live 8 entices Bjork to perform

From Reuters

Icelandic singer Bjork will head the lineup for the Japan event in the Live 8 series of rock concerts aimed at pressuring world leaders to do more to relieve poverty in Africa, organizers said Friday.

Bjork, in her first live performance in two years, will be joined by British rockers McFly and U.S. band Good Charlotte.

The Japanese event, at a conference center near Tokyo, was only added to the list of Live 8 charity concerts in mid-June, and other acts may be confirmed later, a spokeswoman said.