‘Boston Strong’ Benefit Concert Tickets Sold Out Fast. Really Fast.
On Monday, within minutes of going on sale to the general public, the TD Garden announced it sold out of tickets to a one-night concert featuring some big names in the music business:
— TD Garden (@tdgarden) May 6, 2013
Last week promoters announced the concert, which features an “all-star lineup,” including Aerosmith, James Taylor, Jason Aldean, Boston, Jimmy Buffett, Extreme, J Geils Band, Godsmack, Carole King, New Kids On The Block, Dane Cook, Steven Wright, and many others. The get-together was headed by the music community, and started as a concept concocted by members of New Kids on the Block and their manager, Jared Paul.
“The artist community as a whole, and all my [fellow] managers literally jumped in to see what they could do to help. People moved tour dates … it’s been a collective artist community commitment,” said Paul. “One of the most important things to talk about is this event serves many purposes. It’s going to raise much needed money for the victims, and show recognition for all first responders … but also it’s going to be a celebration of what makes this town so fantastic, and a chance for these acts from this town to take the stage together, many for the first time.”
Officials from the TD Garden offered up the venue at no cost for the night of the concert, and said they will rely solely on digital passes in order to avoid scalpers buying up too many at once for re-sale.