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Iowa City IA 52242
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Elton John to perform solo March 6 at UI's Carver Hawkeye Arena

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "An Evening with Elton John -- Solo" will be offered Saturday, March 6 at the University of Iowa. The 8 p.m. concert will be in Carver Hawkeye Arena. The University of Iowa, SCOPE Productions, and Cellar Door Productions are sponsoring the British rock star's appearance.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. at the University Box Office, located on the first floor of the Iowa Memorial Union and through all Ticket Master locations. Ticket prices are $47.50 and $37.50, plus applicable convenience charges. There will be a limit of eight tickets per customer.

To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at 319-363-1888 or 1-800-346-4401. Customers may use MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. In addition, UI students, faculty and staff can charge on their UI identification card in person only at the University Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the University Box Office, phone 1-800-346-4401 or locally, 335-3041.

For further information about the Elton John concert, contact Kelly Soukup, UI Office of Student Life, phone (319) 335-3059.

1/18/99