Garth Brooks 'Fire Relief Concert' in Los Angeles

Thursday, November 29, 2007 |

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department hope you will join them on January 26, 2008, when legendary performer Garth Brooks appears at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to support recent wildfire victims in Southern California.

Tickets for this fundraising event will only be available through Ticketmaster. The Los Angeles Fire Department is not involved with ticket sales or distribution. More information below...

"LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Having been approached by California state elected officials as well as civic leaders from areas affected by recent wildfires, music superstar Garth Brooks has agreed to perform a benefit concert to raise money for the recent fire victims and for the future of fire fighting in the state of California.

Tickets for the January 26, 2008 9:00 PM benefit concert at Los Angeles' STAPLES Center starring Brooks will be available this Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 AM.

Tickets priced at $38.60 (plus 1.40 city amusement tax and $5.00 handling charge) for all seats will be available via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone network and on-line at www.ticketmaster.com

Tickets will not be available at the STAPLES Center Box Office or other outlets. There will be a limit of... (more...)"


Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is really wonderful, what Garth Brooks is doing to help us out. But, will any of the proceeds go to the families here in Santa Clarita, CA (Northern LA County) that lost our homes in the October 21, 2007 Buck Weed fire?

Thank you for your reply,

Tracy Michaelis
A Buck Weed Fire Survivor

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Tracy,

Thanks for the note, and our condolences for your loss in the Buckweed fire, one of several in which homes were lost in our region.

While the Los Angeles Fire Department is pleased to publicize what are now multiple concerts on that date in Los Angeles by Mr. Brooks, we are not (as an agency) involved in the collection or disbursement of show proceeds.

Though I have to work that day, my family will be in attendance (we bought our tickets through Ticketmaster).

I have asked my wife to make an extra donation on our behalf, as even at ten times their price, the tickets would fall vastly short of fully supporting the many who have suffered loss.

I am hopeful that those who escaped misfortune, will join off-duty Los Angeles Firefighters and their families in finding creative and productive ways of lending necessary support to those who were impacted by the Southern California wildfires.

Whether individual acts of kindness or organized efforts by charitable and service organizations, there is plenty of opportunity for us all to do our part.

To make a monetary donation, click here.

To offer in-kind support, click here.

Again, our best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to you and all effected by the wildfires.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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