07.15.08 eBay Auction for Public Television Rocks! Commemorates historic final concert of The Police beginning July 14...




Rare VIP Access Packages include opportunities to meet The Police and the B-52s, autographed instruments and more to benefit New York Public Television...

New York Public Television and The Police have announced that an eBay auction of once-in-a-lifetime VIP concert packages, meet n' greet and photo opportunities with the band, as well as autographed memorabilia (to soon include a complete set of The Police autographed signature instruments) is now live, and will commemorate the final concert from one of the world's most revered rock bands. As previously announced, The Police will end an era at Madison Square Garden (Aug. 7, 2008), with special guests The B-52s, to benefit Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. Adding to this historic collaboration are a limited number of packages from The Police and B-52s that will be auctioned online through eBay in two waves, each lasting 10 days, from July 14th to 24th (Concert Experience Opportunities, Memorabilia) and August 4th to 14th (Autographed Instruments). Go to www.ebay.com/publictelevisionrocks for more information or to place a bid.

In the weeks leading up to the historic concert, fans can bid on the opportunity to meet The Police and The B-52s on August 7 with access to each band's Sound Check, front row seats, or the chance to rock out with die-hard fans in the "Snake Pit" (Pit tickets are only available to the general public through this auction; the package consists of four tickets). Both international and domestic fans can also bid on exclusive signed memorabilia and instruments as detailed below.

Auction, Wave 1: July 14 - 24. Package examples include:

The Police Ultimate VIP Package for Two: Includes an intimate Meet n' Greet with The Police, Photos with the band, Front Row Seats, Access to the final Sound Check with The Police (a few guests will be invited on stage to lend their rock star ability to the rehearsal), Special pre-concert dinner and cocktail reception invitations, and Limited edition last concert souvenirs.

The B-52s VIP Package for Four: Includes a completely private Meet n' Greet with the band, Front row seats, Rare and private access to attend The B-52s Sound Check, four one-of-a-kind gift sets of B-52s signed memorabilia (CDs, shirts, posters), and Special pre-concert dinner and cocktail reception invitations.

Auction, Wave 2: Begins August 4th at 7:00pm (ET)- August 14th.

The second wave of the auction will feature a complete set of The Police's autographed instruments including: Sting's Signature Bass; Sting's Sennheiser Microphone and Stand (used during the 2007/2008 world Police tour); Andy's Signature Fender Telecaster; plus Stewart's Tama Star Drum Set (played at 2007 GRAMMY Awards).

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About Public Television Rocks!: 100% of the proceeds from both auctions will benefit Public Television Rocks! an initiative formed between NY Public Television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. Tickets to this historic last show by The Police are available as tax-deductible thank-you gifts for pledges to New York Public Television via either Ticketmaster.com or PublicTelevisionRocks.org. Both the online auction and the Final Show at Madison Square Garden will raise funds towards the production of arts & culture programming for Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21. Visit www.publictelevisionrocks.org for more details.

Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 would like to thank The Police, The B-52s, Fender, Tama, and Sennheiser for their generosity on behalf of Public Television Rocks!

About Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21: The Police have chosen to support Thirteen/WNET (thirteen.org) and WLIW21 (wliw.org) in recognition of their major contributions to art, music, and culture both nationally and in New York City. Not only do these stations actively partner with some of the world's greatest artists, but they also inspire viewers by producing outstanding and unforgettable events, both on the air and in the community. Viewer support empowers Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 to create such diverse offerings as Public Television Rocks!, Great Performances, Live from Lincoln Center, American Masters, Visions, and Sunday Arts for viewers who value programming distinguished by intelligence, integrity, inspiration, and innovation.

This auction for Public Television Rocks! is being managed by Kompolt Online Auction Agency (www.kompolt.com)
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