Tickets for Steven Spielberg, John Williams summer concert sell out in 15 minutes


In case you haven't heard, two of the biggest names in film, Steven Spielberg and John Williams, are collaborating to put on a benefit concert for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this summer.

In case you wanted to go- well, you're too damn late.

The DSO says tickets to the June 14 concert were snapped up in a record-breaking 15 minutes after they went on sale at 9 a.m. today.

The DSO has since released this statement to fans who didn't snag seats:

Our apologies to everyone who was unable to buy tickets this morning for our historic benefit concert featuring John Williams and Steven Spielberg. Despite increasing our phone and internet system capacity for the day, a surge of hundreds of ticket buyers purchased tickets in a matter of minutes, filling the phone lines and temporarily maxing out our web servers. After a one-hour pre-sale made available to donors and subscribers at 8am, we released additional seats at 9am to the general public, including seats available for as low as $30. All seats sold out immediately.

The concert program seems nothing short of top notch: Williams will conduct the orchestra as it performs some of his most iconic tunes, such as "Harry Potter," "Jaws," and "Star Wars," then Spielberg will join Williams for the second half of the evening, when the pair will present a selection of film clips, accompanied by a live score.

Folks itchin' to round up a few passes can call the DSO box office at 313-576-5111 to see if any tickets have been returned.

Tickets range from $30 to $250.

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