475,000 tickets sold for SARS concert in Toronto

Toronto Star reports that as of the weekend, 475,000 tickets for the star-studded concert to help the SARS-stricken Canadian city have been sold, J.P. Pampena, a spokesman for the event, said Monday. Of those, 50,000 were sold to U.S. consumers.

Organizers say sales will likely be capped at 600,000 tickets although Pampena said the facility, an old military base in the city's north end, can hold a lot more.

"The Pope had more than 800,000," he said referring to last year's World Youth Day.

The show, an all-day musical extravaganza on July 30, will feature the ROLLING STONES, AC/DC, RUSH, THE GUESS WHO, SAM ROBERTS, THE FLAMING LIPS, THE ISLEY BROTHERS, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and SASS JORDAN.

Tickets are $21.50 each.

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