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AEG Presents announces virtual benefit concert for Marshall Fire survivors

Live entertainment company AEG Presents has announced a virtual benefit concert to support the survivors of the Marshall Fire.

AEG Presents Rocky Mountains chairman emeritus, Chuck Norris, revealed the benefit concert alongside Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Community Foundation Boulder County president Tatiana Hernandez and Nathaniel Rateliff of Colorado-based band Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

The fires broke out on December 30 and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and a number of businesses. The Marshall Fire has been recorded as the most destructive fire in Colorado’s history.

The pre-recorded concert will go live online on February 28 and will feature more than 15 Colorado-based artists as well as national music acts.

Governor Polis said: “Music itself can be healing, and the funds raised by this event will go a long way towards helping Coloradans impacted by the Marshall Fire to rebuild their lives and communities.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering together with AEG, Community Foundation of Boulder, and Colorado creatives whose talents serve as a powerful balm during a difficult time. If you’re able to donate to help our friends and neighbours who need our support now more than ever, this is a great opportunity to pay it forward while enjoying your favourite brands.”

Rateliff added: “The Marshall fire was a devastating event. Our neighbours to the north had their world turned upside down within a few hours. I am honoured to do anything I can to help those affected by the fire to get back on their feet.”

AEG’s Norris said: “I want to thank Governor Polis and all of the sponsors, from corporations to non-profits, for ensuring countless people can support the Boulder community with every penny going towards victims of the fires.

“The power of Colorado’s music community to band together and lend their talents for free makes me proud to be in the music business.”

The benefit concert will be streamed via Veeps, a direct-to-fan experiential platform founded in 2017. Tickets are already on sale and are available for a minimum of a $10 (£7.47/€8.74) donation.

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