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Benefit Wed Jul 21 2010

Smashing Pumpkins to Play Benefit at Metro

Photo by Kristin Burns

The Smashing Pumpkins have just announced they'll be stopping by Metro next Tuesday night as part of a benefit for Madina Lake's Matthew Leone. Last month, Leone was hospitalized after being severely beaten following his attempt to intervene in a violent domestic dispute (more information here).

With no health insurance, Leone now faces a growing number of medical bills, and the Pumpkins' benefit should hopefully relieve a large chunk of that debt. The tickets will be raffled off, with $10 raffle tickets and no raffle ticket limit per person. This will not only serve to raise a great deal of money for a well-deserving musician who did a brave and selfless thing, but will also give fans a chance to see the Pumpkins for the ridiculously low price of $10. And for those of you feeling particularly charitable, VIP tickets (which will get you guaranteed entry and upstairs seating) are going for $100, and VIP tickets with sound check and meet-and-greet access will set you back $500. If the Pumpkins aren't your thing, feel free to earn some good karma and donate directly to Sweet Relief.

The benefit concert happens Tuesday, July 27th at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Raffle and VIP tickets go on sale today at noon via Metro's website, with raffle tickets available until 2pm on Saturday and winners notified by 5 pm Saturday evening. Tickets are non-transferable and ticketholders must show ID at the door matching the raffle entry. Kill Hannah opens.

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