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'VH1 Rock Honors: The Who' Tickets Go on Sale Sunday, June 8 with Proceeds to Benefit the Efforts of Multiple Charities

Third Annual Event, Featuring Live Performances by The Who and Tribute Bands Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips, Will Premiere Thursday,

July 17 at 9:00pm* from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in rock together on one stage as tickets go on sale for the network's third annual "VH1 Rock Honors" event paying homage to legendary British rock band The Who. "VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" will be taped on Saturday, July 12 from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles and will premiere on VH1 on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm with tribute performances by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips.

On Friday, June 6, tickets will go on sale to WHOLIGANS, members of The Who Fan Club ( On Saturday, June 7, tickets will be available to members of The Ten club, Pearl Jam's fan club ( and to the Foo Fighters fan club ( The general public on-sale will begin on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00AM (PDT). Tickets will be priced at $300, $125 and $65, not including applicable service charges, via and at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 213-480-3232. Ticket sales are limited to four (4) per person and tickets will remain on sale until sold-out.

VIP ticket packages will be available via and Deluxe Travel packages will be available via or by calling 415-318-7007. The Who pre-sale will have a VIP package limit of two (2); the VIP package limit for the general public on-sale will be four (4).

This year's event will deliver a night of high-voltage tribute performances by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and The Flaming Lips all leading up to the spectacular grand finale performance by The Who as they rock the stage. Additional performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed. As a result of The Who's revolutionary and era-defining influence on rock music, this will be the first "VH1 Rock Honors" that salutes just one band.

Taping in Los Angeles at the Pauley Pavilion on the campus of UCLA on July 12, "VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" will premiere on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm* on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD. will also offer select performances from the show leading up to and following the on-air premiere at The Who's monumental legacy will be celebrated with a 2 -- hour tribute that will salute the music and the lasting impact of this groundbreaking band. The influence of The Who will be felt through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's premier rock acts as well as the legends themselves.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the efforts of the following charities:

Double O

Double O charity was started by The Who in 1976 and has now evolved into a private dispersal charity focused more than ever on 'survival' of drug and alcohol damage, domestic violence, sexual abuse, music education, emergency relief for international disasters, and young people's prison reform. It has dispersed about 4,000,000 pounds Sterling since inception, and been indirectly responsible for the dispersal of another similar amount through Double O Promotions, which channels a lot of Townshend- and Who-related activity. Since 2002, all of the Who tours have been recorded, and live CDs of every show have been sold as part of the Encore series. All the proceeds, after profit, have gone to Double O -- totaling about 1,000.000 pounds so far.

Teenage Cancer Trust

Six teenagers will find out they have cancer today, six tomorrow and six the day after. More often than not, these young people get a raw deal, receiving hospital treatment in inappropriate facilities alongside young children or older people. Teenage Cancer Trust fights for the rights of teenagers and young adults with cancer. The charity helps make life better for these young people by building specialist units which are boosting survival rates.

VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Since 1997, the VH1 Save The Music Foundation has provided more than $40 million worth of new musical instruments to over 1,500 schools in 100 communities, affecting the lives of more than 1 million public school children. Now in its tenth year, the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of education in America's public schools by restoring music education programs in cities across the U.S. and raising awareness of the importance of music participation for our nation's youth. VH1 Save The Music's many honors include the Governors' Award (a special Emmy Award), the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast and cable excellence, and many Beacon Awards.

VH1 Classic Rock Autism

Doug Flutie, Jr. Foundation for Autism -- The Foundation's mission is to aid financially disadvantaged families who need assistance in caring for their children with autism; to fund education and research into the causes and consequences of childhood autism; and to serve as a clearinghouse and communications center for new programs and services developed for individuals with autism.

Autism Society of America -- ASA, the nation's leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.

Autism Speaks -- Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. It was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Bob Wright is Senior Advisor at Lee Equity Partners and served as vice chairman, General Electric, and chief executive officer of NBC for more than twenty years.

ACT Today! -- Stands for Autism Care & Treatment Today! Our mission is to increase immediate access to effective autism treatments through grants to families with lack of access and/or limited financial means. ACT Today! is the brainchild of several parents with autistic children and professionals in the field who have seen progress through certain types of medical and therapeutic treatment, particularly Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Together with Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh, the pre-eminent authority on ABA and the world's leading provider of services, the group formed ACT Today! to do just as the name implies: take immediate action to treat autism.

Malibu Special Education Foundation -- The Malibu Special Education Foundation services children with disabilities, their families as well as the teachers, administrators and staff. The Malibu Special Education Foundation goes where the district funding stops and brings necessary services to the special education family (students, parents, teachers, administrators and staff) with afterschool programs, teacher conferences and seminars across US and California, parent support groups, speaker programs and funding state-of- the-art classroom equipment to meet the constantly changing technological advances for all levels of students with disabilities.

Check soon for honoree profiles, exclusive online programming, show information and more at Additional and VH1 Mobile efforts around "VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" will be announced in the coming weeks.

"VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" is sponsored by Taco Bell Corp, Garnier(R) Fructis(R), SOYJOY(R) and Subaru.

"VH1 Rock Honors: The Who" is directed by David Mallet and executive produced by Greg Sills and Lee Rolontz and Rick Krim for VH1. Paul Flattery and Patrizia DiMaria serve as producers with David Wild as co-producer.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 90 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1 Games and extensive broadband video on Connect with VH1 at

VH1 is a registered trademark of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

*all times ET/PT

Contacts: Lori Bogin/VH1 Scott Acord/VH1

212-846-7131 310-752-8075

Maura Wozniak/VH1


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