Live from LA, it's Garth Brooks
Sunday, January 14, 2007
– Garth Brooks will go the live route on TV when CBS broadcasts "Garth Brooks _Live in LA!" Friday, Jan. 25 (9 p.m. eastern, 10 p.m. Pacific (delayed). The concert is the first of five performances Brooks will play over two days.
As part of his first show on Friday night, Brooks will offer a one-hour special for the network, allowing viewers "unique access" to the kick-off show, according to his publicist.
Brooks will perform two concerts on Friday and three on Saturday, Jan. 26, all at the Staples Center. He sold 85,000 tickets in less than an hour.
All proceeds from the five concerts will be donated to the "Southern California 2008 Fire Intervention Relief Effort (F.I.R.E.)," a campaign of the McCormick Tribune Foundation. The funds will be granted to agencies providing aid to victims and the first responders of the Los Angeles and San Diego wildfires in addition to providing financial assistance to California firefighting departments and organizations in need of additional or replacement firefighting equipment to better perform their duties. The Foundation will also be responsible for granting administration and recordkeeping.
During the concert, viewers will have the opportunity to contribute to the campaign by calling 1-800-713-2065 or going to http://www.mccormicktribune.org/2008firerelief.
The event was organized by Brooks and AEG (owners of STAPLES Center), and sponsored by American Express and official media sponsor the Los Angeles Times.
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