Official notice of rescheduled
L.A. fundraiser event

Democrats Reschedule Kerry Victory 2004 Concerts; Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson to Perform

6/9/2004 12:18:00 PM

To: National Desk

Contact: Michael Meehan of John Kerry for President, 202-464-2800, Jano Cabrera of the Democratic National Committee, 202-863-8148

WASHINGTON, June 9 /U.S. Newswire/ — The Kerry campaign and the Democratic National Committee announced today that the Los Angeles concert originally scheduled for Monday June 7th to benefit the “Kerry Victory Committee 2004” has been rescheduled for Thursday June 24, 2004 at 8 p.m. and the New York concert originally scheduled for Thursday June 10th has been rescheduled for Thursday July 8th.

The Los Angeles concert, now scheduled for June 24th, will feature Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, and Billy Crystal with an all-star cast of celebrity presenters and performers to be announced at the Music Center’s new venue Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The New York Concert on July 8th will be held at Radio City Music Hall. The roster of performers will be announced next week.

“Thanks to the cooperation and can-do spirit of the artists originally scheduled to perform this week, our producers, our technicians and production staff and the teams at Walt Disney Concert Hall and Radio City Music Hall, we are delighted to be able to announce that the Kerry Victory 2004 shows will go on in Los Angeles and New York,” said Mary Beth Cahill, Kerry’s campaign manager. “So many people came together to make this a success for John Kerry and the Democratic Party and that spirit of teamwork and unity has made it possible to reschedule these two events so quickly.”

“Everyone across the country is so excited about John Kerry’s candidacy and his positive vision for the future of our nation,” said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe. “People are coming together to help him and the Democratic Party win in November in unprecedented ways, working together for our shared goal of a stronger America. That is why it was so easy to make a relatively seamless transition to new dates for our Los Angeles and New York events once we made the decision to reschedule the show.”

The rescheduled Los Angeles concert will take place on Thursday June 24th, 2004 at 8 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond will be performing together for the first time in 24 years at the event. Tickets are available by calling the John Kerry for President office in Los Angeles at 310- 556-9172 x106.

The New York City concert originally scheduled for June 10th will take place on July 8th, 2004 at Radio City Music Hall. Performers for the NY City Concert will be announced next week. Tickets for the New York show are available by calling the John Kerry for President office in New York at 1-212-764-7104.

Jann Wenner will executive produce both the Los Angeles and New York concerts. Tom Gorman will serve as Managing Director for both events. In Los Angeles the concert will also be produced by Harvey Weinstein, co-chair of Miramax, Marty Erlichman and Ken Ehrlich. David Foster will serve as Barbra Streisand’s musical director. John Sykes will produce the New York concert.

Media inquiries should be directed to Michael Meehan at Kerry for President or Jano Cabrera at the Democratic National Committee. Media logistics questions should be directed to Jenny Backus at Media who have already filled out credential requests do not need to send in new forms.


/© 2004 U.S. Newswire 202-347-2770/

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