Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are so concerned about the recent Midwestern floods that they will auction off some front row tickets at some of their upcoming concerts to benefit the local communities. These tickets had been held back from public sales because the group generally gives these seats to people in the back rows of their concerts as a showing of their care for their fans. All proceeds from the auctions, including face value of the tickets and all associated fees, will go to Habitat for Humanity.
The minimum bid for a pair of tickets is $1,000, with quantities extremely limited in each city. The auctions have already started for the July 3 show at the Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN and the July 5 concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI. The auctions will end on July 2 at 5pm local time.
Auctions for the July 8 show at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH and the July 9 show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, GA start on July 1 and will end on July 7 at Noon local time.
Auctions for additional non-festival shows will start on July 7 with details forthcoming.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers itinerary:
(Dates subject to change)
|July 2||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|July 3||Noblesville, IN||Verizon Wireless Music Center|
|July 5||Milwaukee, WI||Summerfest|
|July 8||Cincinnati, OH||Riverbend Music Center|
|July 9||Alpharetta, GA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|July 11||Charlotte, NC||Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|July 12||Raleigh, NC||Walnut Creek Amphitheatre|
|July 15||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|July 16||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|July 19||Denver, CO||Mile High Music Festival, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park|
|July 20||Omaha, NE||Quest Center|
|July 22||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|July 23||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|July 26||Pemberton, British Columbia||Pemberton Festival|
|August 7||Maryland Heights, MO||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 9||Winnipeg, Manitoba||MTS Centre|
|August 11||Calgary, Alberta||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|August 12||Edmonton, Alberta||Rexall Place|
|August 15-16||George, WA||The Gorge|
|August 20||Glendale, AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|August 22||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 23||San Francisco, CA||Outside Lands Festival, Golden Gate Park|
|August 26||Selma, TX||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|August 27||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|
|August 29||Woodlands, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
Last Updated on July 1, 2008 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen