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Former VP Al Gore puts Dallas on list with stop at Irving venue

Former VP Al Gore puts Dallas on list with stop at Irving venue

Former Vice President Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore will come to The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving on May 3. Photo courtesy of Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore will come to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for an event titled An Evening with the 45th Vice President on Friday, May 3 at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving.

Gore served as Vice President for eight years under President Bill Clinton, and famously lost the hotly-contested race for president in 2000 to George W. Bush. The event will include a moderated Q&A session alongside a yet-to-be-named moderator.

Gore's visit comes on the heels of a litany of other high-profile Democrats making local appearances in recent years, including Michelle Obama at American Airlines Center in 2018, Joe Biden in 2018, and Bill and Hillary Clinton in 2017. The last two dates, like Gore's appearance, also took place at the Toyota Music Factory.

Since 2000, Gore has devoted himself to raising awareness about climate change, starring in both the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth in 2006 and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power in 2017.

In 2007, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

He is also the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis, and the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management.

Tickets for this event go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 28 at 10 am and can be purchased at LiveNation.com.