13WNET & WLIW21 PRESENT: THE POLICE - PUBLIC TELEVISION ROCKS!
Don't miss The Police in their final concert ever - one night only - on Thursday, August 7th at Madison Square Garden! With special guests, The B-52s.
PROMENADE 100 LEVEL SEATING $179.50 - $379.50
LOGE LEVEL SEATING $179.50 - $379.50
FLOOR SEATING $254.50 - $379.50
PROMENADE 200 LEVEL SEATING $179.50 - $254.50
PROMENADE 300 LEVEL SEATING $79.50 - $179.50
MEZZANINE LEVEL SEATING $79.50
Tickets are now available!
See complete event information at PublicTelevisionRocks.org and http://thepolice.com/
Tour Dates: https://tickets.thepolice.com/
Proceeds from this event will benefit Thirteen and WLIW21 New York Public Television.
The Police Announce Final Concert of their Reunion Tour to be Held at Madison Square Garden Aug. 7
Tickets Only Available Through New York Public Television Stations
Concert Set to Be Biggest Fundraising Event in History of Public Television
Tickets Became Available To the Public Beginning June 14 on Thirteen, WLIW21 and ThirteenHD
Kicks Off "Public Television Rocks!" - New Initiative from Thirteen and WLIW21 to Bring Excitement to Public Television Nationwide
The Police, in conjunction with New York public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21, have announced that after fourteen months of a record-breaking tour, their much anticipated final concert, will take place on Thursday, August 7, 2008, at Madison Square Garden, featuring special guests the B-52s. In a groundbreaking partnership, tickets to the concert will only be available through a pledge to Thirteen/WNET and/or WLIW21. The concert is expected to be the largest single fundraising event in the history of public television.
Tickets to the final Police concert will be available in pairs to supporters of Thirteen and WLIW21 as thank-you gifts for contributions at various gift levels ($750, $500, $350, $150) on Saturday, June 14. The stations will celebrate The Police with a historical look at Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, featuring classic concert footage and interviews. This will air simultaneously on Thirteen, WLIW21, and Thirteen HD, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Later that same evening, WLIW21 will rebroadcast at 9 p.m.
A limited, once-in-a-lifetime experience including VIP access to the band's sound check for their final concert, dinner for two and a special souvenir gift is available at the $5,000 contribution level. There are also a limited number of V.I.P. Seats available at the $2,000 level that includes prime seating and a private pre- show reception. Ticketmaster will oversee ticket fulfillments, whether viewers pledge online or via phone, and in the spirit of the event, they will donate their service charge to the stations. Madison Square Garden is also pleased to donate a portion of their fees to benefit the invaluable and rich efforts of public television.
The Police, who kicked off their first American tour in 1978 at NYC's legendary CBGB's, have come full circle with the decision to perform the final show of their reunion tour in the City as a benefit for New York Public Television.
"We are honored to partner with public television and have a deep respect for their commitment to arts and culture," said The Police at a May 6th press conference with New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, where the band announced their own pledge to the city of $1 million towards the Mayor's MillionTrees initiative to plant 10,000 new trees and help reforest 2,000 acres of New York City.
The band's partnership with public television kicks off "Public Television Rocks!" -- a new campaign initiated by Thirteen and WLIW21 that will combine events and programming to expand public television's appeal to a wider audience and will become available to public television stations across the country for their own fundraising efforts.
"This historic concert event will benefit Thirteen and WLIW21 in general but, more specifically, enhance the arts and culture programming that these two stations provide to New York and America," says Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, the licensee of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. "This is an exciting kick-off to the Public Television Rocks! campaign," which will help public television "engage with a new generation of audience and hopefully become a new model for future fundraising."
Beginning June 8th, Thirteen and WLIW21 launched a microsite for "Public Television Rocks!" at http://www.publictelevisionrocks.org with sneak-peek interview footage, webisodes and information about the August 7th final Police concert. The site will be accessible directly or through links at Thirteen.org and WLIW.org.
More Information: http://www.ticketmaster.com/promo/oa6nsq
Official Website: http://www.thegarden.com/events/police-pbs-0808.html
Added by ladyirene on June 27, 2008