1979 Who tickets good for Rhode Island concert - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

1979 Who tickets good for Rhode Island concert

Posted: Updated:

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Fans still holding tickets for a canceled 1979 show in Rhode Island by British rock band The Who can finally use them.

The Who's 1979 concert in Providence was canceled by then-Mayor Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) after a stampede before a show in Cincinnati, Ohio, killed 11 people.

The Who is now scheduled to play in Providence in February at the Dunkin Donuts Center, and arena General Manager Lawrence Lepore says the venue will honor tickets from the canceled 1979 show. He first made the offer on WPRO-AM on Thursday.

Lepore said they gave refunds for the canceled show in 1979, but people sometimes hold on to tickets as memorabilia.

Any 1979 tickets redeemed will be donated to the Special Olympics of Rhode Island to help raise money.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • 'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes

    'Empire' producers cut Smollett from season's last episodes

    Friday, February 22 2019 10:33 AM EST2019-02-22 15:33:10 GMT
    Friday, February 22 2019 8:44 PM EST2019-02-23 01:44:07 GMT
    The producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season. 
    The producers of the TV show "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season. 
  • Social media provides fuel for Jussie Smollett story

    Social media provides fuel for Jussie Smollett story

    Friday, February 22 2019 2:13 PM EST2019-02-22 19:13:07 GMT
    Friday, February 22 2019 8:03 PM EST2019-02-23 01:03:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...
    (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked...
    The story Jussie Smollett told police had it all: racism, homophobia, politics, celebrity _ all tied up with a hangman's noose. 
    The story Jussie Smollett told police had it all: racism, homophobia, politics, celebrity _ all tied up with a hangman's noose. 
  • If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

    If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

    Friday, February 22 2019 3:03 AM EST2019-02-22 08:03:36 GMT
    Friday, February 22 2019 8:03 PM EST2019-02-23 01:03:49 GMT
    (Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...(Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...
    (Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...(Chuck Hodes/FOX via AP). This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and A.Z. Kelsey in a scene from the "Pride" episode of "Empire" which originally aired on Oct. 10, 2018. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinn...
    The case against Jussie Smollett could do more lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star _ some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack designed to look like a hate crime as dealing a potentially... 
    The case against Jussie Smollett could do more lead to a conviction for the "Empire" star _ some experts see the allegations he orchestrated an attack designed to look like a hate crime as dealing a potentially fatal blow to his career. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.