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Keith Oklahoma twister show sells more tix Friday

Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Additional tickets will be sold on Friday for the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert being staged by Toby Keith.

Tickets go on sale at noon central time on Friday. The concert is Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Performers will include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson as well as Carrie Underwood (via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville). More artists are being added to the line up and will be announced soon.

The concert will benefit victims of the deadly May tornado that hit Moore, Okla., Keith's hometown, and other communities in the state.

The concert sold out initially, but with the show's production finalized, additional seats became available.

Tickets can be bought at Ticketmaster or call 800-745-3000 or visit a Homeland store location. All seats are $25 (all taxes and fees included) and are reserved. Net proceeds (minus only credit card merchant fees and Oklahoma sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

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