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Greyson Chance to play cancer benefit concert Jan. 28 in Oklahoma City; tickets on sale Dec. 20

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 13, 2011

Greyson Chance (AP file)
Greyson Chance (AP file)

Edmond teen music sensation Greyson Chance will be home for the holidays and headlining a cancer benefit concert Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Coca Cola Bricktown Events Center, 429 E California Ave. in Oklahoma City.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. next Tuesday, Dec. 20 for the all-ages show, presented by Edmond Santa Fe High School and Oklahoma City radio station KJ 103.

According to the show announcement, 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Peggy & Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center located on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. The Cancer Center provides cancer prevention, research, treatment and education.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. VIP passes will be available for $55 and include a backstage meet-and-greet with Greyson. Tickets can be purchased online starting Dec. 20 at www.stubwire.com or by phone at (877) 990-7882 (STUB).

Doors will open at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. The show will begin at 8 p.m.

Opening acts will include Edmond-based pop rockers At Long Last, and Oklahoma City jazz-pop musician Denver Duncan with local rapper Jabee.

Greyson, 14, raised $40,000 last year by performing two concerts and doing a meet-and-greet at Edmond Santa Fe High School as part of its annual Double Wolf Dare Week, which raised a total of $198,000 for charitable organizations, including Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Angels Foster Family Network

Greyson shot to fame in 2010 when his cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” became an Internet smash; the video has since garnered more than 45 million views on YouTube. His subsequent appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” prompted the TV host to ink the Oklahoma singer/songwriter/pianist to a record deal with eleveneleven, her boutique label distributed by Geffen/Interscope.

The teenager released his debut album, “Hold On ‘Til The Night,” in August. Greyson has performed on to two successful North American tours and played major events such as the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s inaugural festivities and Variety’s annual Power of Youth event. He even has guest-starred on two episode’s of Fox’s comedy series “Raising Hope.”

His music video for “Hold on ‘Til The Night,” the title track from his debut album, debuted Friday on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and shares a message empowering youth to be themselves and embrace who they are:

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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