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Newsmakers: VH1 hawks Tom Petty concert tickets via live TV
The Daily Iowan - Friday, January 20, 1995

NEW YORK (AP) -- The multimedia age is upon us: Tickets to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' tour will be sold on live TV before they become available at the usual outlets.

The tickets will be sold to VH1 viewers calling an 800 number, starting Friday. Moon Zappa will be among those answering the phone.

"This event will mark the first time in history that tickets for a music event are sold via live television before going to the public anywhere," VH1's Renee Koblentz said.