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MasterCard Canada has Advanced Access to Peter Gabriel Live 2003

Peter Gabriel to play London's John Labatt Centre on Saturday, July 5th:
MasterCard cardholders can buy tickets to another great Canadian concert before anybody else does

London, ON, April 22, 2003 – Beginning Wednesday, April 23 MasterCard Canada is offering MasterCard cardholders and music lovers Advanced Access to another great Canadian concert – renowned, innovative musician Peter Gabriel. MasterCard’s Advanced Access – When Being There Matters, is an exclusive ticket offer that enables MasterCard cardholders to purchase advanced tickets to some of Clear Channel Entertainment Canada’s best Canadian concerts – before they go on sale to the general public.

Peter Gabriel’s Live 2003 concert will include new material from his album UP, along with many of his classic favorites. With a solo career spanning over twenty-five years, Peter Gabriel is recognized by music fans the world over as an innovative musician, writer, videographer and humanitarian. As a co-founder of the international human rights organization Witness, Gabriel will donate $1.50 of every ticket to this group. Witness focuses on strengthening the work of local human rights advocates by providing them with communications technology.

From Wednesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday April 24 at 5:00 p.m., MasterCard cardholders will have an exclusive opportunity to use their MasterCard card to purchase advanced tickets to Peter Gabriel’s appearance in London, Ontario before they go on sale to the general public.

Advanced Access to Peter Gabriel purchasing information is as follows:

Peter Gabriel Live 2003

  • City: London, Ontario
  • Date: Saturday, July 5th
  • Advanced Access pre-sale dates for MasterCard cardholders: Wednesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. to Thursday April 24 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-sale tickets available through:, Ticketmaster phone lines and
  • Limit of four tickets per MasterCard card transaction.
  • Public sales begin Friday April 25 at 10:00 a.m.

MasterCard Canada is the official card of Clear Channel Entertainment Concerts Canada. The two companies have designed a program that goes beyond traditional sponsorship opportunities and creates a unique MasterCard experience for its cardholders and patrons of concerts in Canada, demonstrating how MasterCard rewards its customers. In addition to on-site branding opportunities, the deal includes special cardholder privileges for MasterCard users including the opportunity to purchase tickets to select Canadian concerts in advance of the general public and to receive other special exclusive offers.

About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North America and 30 in Europe. In 2001, more than 66 million people attended approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports events. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting and

About MasterCard International
MasterCard International is a leading global payments solutions company that provides a broad variety of innovative services in support of our global members’ credit, deposit access, electronic cash, business-to-business and related payment programs. MasterCard International manages a family of well-known, widely accepted payment cards brands including MasterCard®, Maestro® and Cirrus® and serves financial institutions, consumers and businesses in over 210 countries and territories. The MasterCard award-winning Priceless® advertising campaign is now seen in 97 countries and in 47 languages, giving the MasterCard brand a truly global reach and scope. For more information go to