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/ADVANCE/ MILWAUKEE, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Brewing Company officials announced today that Miller Genuine Draft will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Jimmy Page and Robert Plant 1995 North American concert tour, which benefits Second Harvest.

The tour begins Feb. 26 in Pensacola, Fla. and will reach 35 cities in the United States and Canada before moving to Europe in June. Tickets for the first leg of the tour go on sale Jan. 21. The tour will return to the United States at the end of the summer for additional shows.

"MGD's long-standing heritage with rock 'n' roll is a perfect match for this historic tour," said Mike Hart, director of marketing services for Miller Brewing Co. "We're excited to be involved with the rock 'n' roll event of the year. We're also happy to support Second Harvest in their fight against hunger in America."

Miller Genuine Draft guarantees that a minimum of $100,000 will be raised for Second Harvest during the tour. A variety of activities are planned around the tour benefiting Second Harvest, a nationwide network of nearly 200 food banks that supply almost 50,000 local food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Miller Genuine Draft is donating more than 50 guitars autographed by Page and Plant for local Second Harvest food banks to auction as fundraisers, and food drives will be held at tour venues and the MGD Rock 'N' Roll Memorabilia Truck that will be touring the country. Additionally, in many markets front row tickets will be auctioned with proceeds going to Second Harvest.

"Speaking on behalf of 188 food banks that make up Second Harvests nationwide network, we appreciate Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Miller Genuine Draft's efforts in helping us feed hungry Americans during this historic concert tour," said Christine Vladimiroff, president and chief executive officer of Second Harvest.

Miller Genuine Draft's Rock 'N' Roll Memorabilia Truck is a traveling exhibit featuring rarely seen Led Zeppelin keepsakes and souvenirs, as well as other items from rock 'n' roll history and virtual reality demonstrations. It will travel with the tour and make additional stops around the country. Special tour merchandise will be sold on board benefiting Second Harvest.

The Page/Plant Tour of North America follows the November 1994 release by Atlantic Records of the duo's "NO QUARTER" album, which has been certified (RIAA) platinum.

More Page and Plant tour information and updates on the MGD Rock 'N' Roll Memorabilia Truck's itinerary can be found in the MGD Tap Room, MGD's site on the Internet's World Wide Web. The address is http://www.mgdtaproom.com

Miller Genuine Draft's involvement with the tour will also be supported by television, radio and print advertising and point-of-sale materials. Advertising is being created by Bates USA.

Miller is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Philip Morris Companies, Inc. Principal beer brands include, Miller Lite, Lite Ice, Miller Genuine Draft, Miller Genuine Draft Light, Miller High Life, Miller Reserve, Lowenbrau, Meister Brau, Milwaukee's Best and ICEHOUSE from the Plank Road Brewery. Miller also produces Sharp's, a non-alcohol brew.




02/26 Pensacola Civic Center Pensacola, FL

02/28 The Omni Atlanta, GA

03/03 Thompson/Boling Arena Knoxville, TN

03/04 The Pyramid Memphis, TN

03/06 Miami Arena Miami, FL

03/07 Orlando Arena Orlando, FL

03/10 Univ. of New Orleans Arena New Orleans, LA

03/13 Erwin Center Austin, TX

03/14 The Summit Houston, TX

03/16 Coliseum Little Rock, AR

03/18 Reunion Arena Dallas, TX

03/22 US Air Arena Washington, DC

03/25 Civic Arena Pittsburgh, PA

03/27 Sky Tent Toronto, Ontario, Canada

03/28 Gund Arena Cleveland, OH

03/31 The Palace Auburn Hills, MI

04/03 The Spectrum Philadelphia, PA

04/06 The Meadowlands Arena East Rutherford, NJ

04/09 Boston Garden Boston, MA

04/25 Riverfront Coliseum Cincinnati, OH

04/26 Market Square Arena Indianapolis, IN

04/28 Rosemont Horizon Rosemont, IL

05/01 The Bradley Center Milwaukee, WI

05/02 Target Center Minneapolis, MN

05/05 Kemper Arena Kansas City, MO

05/06 Keil Center St. Louis, MO

05/08 McNichols Arena Denver, CO

05/10 Delta Center Salt Lake City, UT

05/12 The MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV

05/13 Sports Arena San Diego, CA

05/16 The Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA

05/19 Coliseum Oakland, CA

05/20 San Jose Arena San Jose, CA

05/23 Coliseum Portland, OR

05/25 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA

05/26 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, British Columbia,


*Subject to change


Presented by Miller Genuine Draft


WHAT: Jimmy Page/Robert Plant '95 North American Tour

WHEN: Opening concert February 26 in Pensacola, Fla. The tour continues through the end of May before Page/Plant go to Europe for two months to tour there. They return to North America August 1 to continue touring and will do so through approximately the end of October.

WHERE: Page/Plant '95 North American tour schedule is found elsewhere in this packet of information.

TICKETS: Available through Ticketmaster and local box offices

MGD MEMORABILIA DISPLAY: The traveling Miller Genuine Draft exhibit features a tribute to Led Zeppelin and has several rarely seen keepsakes and souvenirs from Rock 'n Roll history. Virtual reality demonstrations and an opportunity to make a donation to Second Harvest National Food Bank Network are also part of the display. The exhibit will travel the country with the tour and make additional stops when possible.

AMERICA'S HUNGRY BENEFIT FROM TOUR: More than 50 Miller Genuine Draft Page/Plant guitars will be autographed and donated to Second Harvest to help raise funds to benefit America's hungry. Additionally, an official tour T-shirt will be sold with profits going to Second Harvest. Miller Genuine Draft will also donate front row tickets for auction in several tour markets with proceeds going to Second Harvest. MGD also will coordinate food drives at tour stops with all food going to the local food bank.

MGD Tap Room Has More Tour Information: Additional details on Page/Plant North American '95 Tour, the MGD Memorabilia Display and Second Harvest can be found on the Miller Genuine Draft Tap Room in the World Wide Web on the Internet. The MGD Tap Room address is: http://www.mgdtaproom.com.

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How ironic alcohol abuse lead to their "Argument in Arkansas" at Barton Coliseum. Those who were there would know what I'm talking about.

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