Report: AC/DC Concert Raises Tens Of Thousands For RED CROSS

Jonathan Foerster of Naples Daily News is reporting that more than 4,000 hard rock fans came to see members of AC/DC headline a 96 K-Rock FM-sponsored show Friday night (Sept. 10) in Ft. Myers, FL to aid the American Red Cross in helping out those whose lives were uprooted by Hurricane Charley.

The show was an obvious choice for the AC/DC duo of Cliff Williams and Brian Johnson and former BAD COMPANY singer Brian Howe. All three are Southwest Florida residents.

As of 6 p.m., more than 4,100 of the $25 tickets had been sold, said Ronnie Kabansky, promotions director for Beasley Broadcast Group, which owns 96 K-Rock. And he was hoping walk-up business would be brisk.

"I'm hoping to sell this place out tonight, man," he said.

If all 6,600 seats were sold, the show would raise more than $150,000 for the American Red Cross after expenses. That would be on top of the $1.1 million the group has raised so far in Lee County alone for hurricane victims.

Unfortunately, Steakley said the cost to the organization has been tremendous, topping $1 million so far. That makes the proceeds from the night's show even more important as considerable work is left to be finished. Read more.

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