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Organizers Of Benefit Concert Seek Website Cooperation

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:32:30 CST
By: AP

Officials at the US Cellular Colliseum in Bloomington are asking ticket-selling websites to take down third-party listings for this months tornado benefit concert by the band Chicago. 5,000 free tickets were snatched up in about 45 minutes Tuesday and began showing up on resell websites. Some tickets were listed for as much as $261. The Grammy-winners are set to perform January 29 at theellular Coliseum in a benefit to raise money for recovery efforts for the fatal November 17th twisters that raked across Illinois. Representatives from StubHub and TicketLiquidator say they've removed the listings. Meanwhile, about 500 additional tickets to the show are being distributed through the Red Cross to people who were affected by the storms.

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