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May022013

Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Heart & More Offer Free Tickets for Helping the Poor

Facebook.com/GLBLCTZNBruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Heart and Pearl Jam are among the artists who are participating in a new program that will reward their fans for becoming social activists.  The music stars are offering up free tickets to fans who sign up for Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, which was designed to help to create awareness of issues related to extreme poverty.

Spearheaded by Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis, the program allows fans to earn points for taking part in a variety of social actions -- like signing petitions or raising money for a designated charity -- in order to get into a lottery for free tickets.

"Pearl Jam is very grateful to be part of such an innovative and generous group of artists and music business leaders participating in this project," says guitarist Stone Gossard in a statement.  "It reflects the DNA of our band and business, and expands it to respond to some of the greatest inequities and challenges facing humanity."

Other artists participating in the Global Citizen Tickets Initiative include Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Los Lobos, Bruce Hornsby, Foo Fighters and Chickenfoot guitarist Joe Satriani.  A number of festivals also have offered up tickets for the program, including the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Coachella, Outside Lands, Sasquatch! Music Festival and the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

Visit GlobalCitizen.org/Tickets for more information.

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