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    Thank you Debbie !! I am so so there !!! Can t wait !!! Ann M. ... From: smith_stokes Date: 3/29/2007 10:14:19 AM To:
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      Thank you Debbie !! I am so so there !!! Can't wait !!!

      Ann M.

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      From: smith_stokes
      Date: 3/29/2007 10:14:19 AM
      To: ToddRundgren-GroknRollUtopia@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [ToddRundgren-GroknRollUtopia] Todd Rundgren to Play Inaugural
      Concert at Newly Re-Named Fillmore Philadelphia

      http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?
      ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/03-29-2007/0004555776&EDATE= Todd Rundgren
      to Play Inaugural Concert at Newly Re-Named Fillmore Philadelphia


      Live Nation Expands Fan-Centric Fillmore Music Venue Concept to
      Philadelphia
      Chris Cornell, Peter Bjorn & John, Air and Amy Winehouse Set to
      Play The
      Fillmore Philadelphia in the Coming Months

      PHILADELPHIA, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When doors open
      to
      Todd Rundgren's Philadelphia concert on April 27th, fans will notice a
      difference. Upon entering the venue, there will be fresh apples for
      hungry
      live music aficionados and a greeter to let them know about upcoming
      shows.
      On top of the significant renovations that the venue underwent last
      year,
      hardwood floors are being installed, the walls will be painted a deep
      red
      hue and three large chandeliers will shine light on vintage posters,
      pictures and newspaper articles recounting legendary live music
      performances. After the show, a collectible poster commemorating the
      evening will be distributed to concert goers, a tradition that will
      continue for select shows throughout the year.
      To devotees of the legendary Fillmore in San Francisco, one of
      contemporary music's most respected and enduring live concert venues,
      these
      traditions will seem familiar. So while it's no easy task to improve
      upon
      the Theatre of Living Arts (TLA), Philadelphia music fans will
      undoubtedly
      appreciate the new traditions and aesthetic that will infuse the
      reconfigured club, which upon Todd Rundgren's christening concert,
      will be
      known as The Fillmore Philadelphia.
      "The Fillmore is a highly regarded music venue whose impact on
      music
      resonates far beyond the walls of the actual building itself," says
      Bruce
      Eskowitz, Live Nation's Chief Executive Officer of North American
      Music.
      "By adapting some of the Fillmore traditions to such a strong venue,
      we
      hope to make the concert experience even better for Philadelphia music
      fans."
      With the launch of The Fillmore Philadelphia and The Fillmore New
      York
      at Irving Plaza, which opens its doors on April 11th, Live Nation
      hopes to
      establish a live music brand to complement its 11 House of Blues clubs
      across the country. Along with the Fillmore San Francisco, Denver's
      Fillmore Auditorium is one of the company's most successful mid-size
      venues.
      It's fitting that Pennsylvania native son, Todd Rundgren, will
      open The
      Fillmore Philadelphia. The Fillmore San Francisco has a rich history
      of
      supporting local artists. In the 60s, the venue and its founder, Bill
      Graham, nurtured the development of many local artists including
      Grateful
      Dead, Santana, and Jefferson Airplane. The Fillmore exposed these
      soon-to-be superstars to thousands of San Francisco music fans,
      providing
      the bands with a community venue that played an integral role in
      launching
      their careers.
      The Theatre of Living Arts, a South Street institution, has been
      everything from a late night cinema to Counter Culture reparatory
      theater
      to, most recently, an acclaimed live music venue. Known to
      Philadelphians
      as the TLA, the venue has been a catalyst in the careers of several
      local
      Philadelphia artists including The Roots, Jill Scott, Musiq
      Soulchild, and
      G. Love & Special Sauce. The TLA has also become a major stop for
      up-and-coming bands and superstar acts for nearly 20 years, with
      historic
      shows from Dave Matthews Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, The
      Arcade
      Fire, Paul Simon, Jane's Addiction, Justin Timberlake, Radiohead,
      Nickelback, Norah Jones and John Mayer to name just a few.
      "The bottom line is that The Fillmore means something to artists
      and to
      fans," said original Fillmore East house manager and longtime Bill
      Graham
      associate Jerry Pompili. "It was more than just a building. It was a
      new
      concept in the presentation of Rock 'n' Roll."
      A number of highly acclaimed artists are scheduled to play the The
      Fillmore Philadelphia including Chris Cornell on April 22nd, Peter
      Bjorn &
      John on May 3rd, Amy Winehouse on May 6th and Air on May 8th.
      Doors open at 8pm for the inaugural event at The Fillmore
      Philadelphia.
      Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6th.
      About Live Nation
      Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our
      mission is
      to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest
      promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest
      entertainment
      venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence.
      We
      create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing
      tours
      for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling
      Stones,
      Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own,
      operate, have
      booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160
      venues,
      including House of Blues(R) music venues and prestigious locations
      such as
      The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and
      London's Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most
      popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according
      to
      Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host
      theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment
      events.
      In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite
      performers
      at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world.
      Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on
      the New
      York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol "LYV."

      SOURCE Live Nation





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