VIP Tour Packages to Benefit Gulf Coast Animals

Margaret’s hitting the road this fall with a brand new North American Stand Up Tour, Cho Dependent, sponsored by Logo, coming to a city near you!

Cho Dependent Tour

After a recent visit to the Mississippi coast, Margaret chose to make the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies a charity beneficiary on her Cho Dependent tour. Margaret has teamed with Live Nation and Frontgate Tickets to offer 10 VIP Packages in several cities of the tour, to benefit IMMS.

The 10 VIP Package are available in several Cho Dependent tour cities to fanclub ticket buyers only, starting Friday, August 6th at noon local time. The proceeds of these packages will benefit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, as they care for sick and injured animals affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill.

VIP Packages include:
* Ticket to the Cho Dependent Tour
* Meet & Greet Pass to meet Margaret backstage
* Photo Opportunity with Margaret
* Autographed DVD

The VIP packages are $55 above the regular ticket price and are only available through the Margaret Cho fan club ticketing link, starting August 6th at 12pm local. Margaret will donate all of the proceeds from the VIP Ticket package sales to IMMS. Live Nation is donating 10 tickets for each of their shows on the tour, and Frontgate Tickets will also be donating a portion of their ticketing fee to benefit the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies.

If you have already purchased tickets through the Margaret Cho Fanclub Pre-Sale, there are a limited number of upgrades available. Please contact Frontgate Tickets (info here) for information on upgrading.

List of Participating Tour Cities:

8/26 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
8/27 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
8/28 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
9/10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
9/12 – Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
9/17 – Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater Palms Casino Resort
9/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Dodge Theatre
9/23 – Anaheim, CA – Grove of Anaheim
9/25 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
10/9 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
10/17 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/22 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
10/28 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
10/29 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
10/30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Caesars Circus Maximus
11/5 – New York, NY – Beacon Theater
12/3 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
12/4 – San Francisco, CA – Nob Hill Masonic Center
12/10 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
12/11 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie G
12/12 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

About the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies:
As you may know, the Gulf Coast area has faced many challenges, with the most recent being the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is working tirelessly to protect the coastal environment, marine life, and inform the public of our great treasure.

IMMS is the only organization on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with the capability and expertise to care for sick and injured marine mammals while simultaneously conducting programs in education, conservation, and research of marine mammals. IMMS has been a participant of the National Stranding Network for over 20 years, and, as a National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) designee, has been involved in the care and rehabilitation of sick and injured marine animals in the Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama sub-region. In fact, the Institute has developed a full service marine mammal research and rehabilitation center (Center for Marine Education and Research) in Gulfport, Mississippi.

They are currently accepting donations to help the efforts involving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill animal rescue, rehabilitation and other marine animal strandings. Your donations will help IMMS to respond and treat sick and injured sea turtles and dolphins effected by the oil spill. Your gifts will be used for:

· Veterinary care and husbandry- biomedical supplies and equipment, medical testing such as blood analyses, microbiology, lab procedures (x-rays, ultrasound, surgery, etc.), food, and medicines
· Field work – boat and airplane time and animal transport equipment
· Labor expenses associated with all aspects of care for stranded animals.
· Supplies for rescue, and rehabilitation of stranded marine animals.

For more information on the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, please visit

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