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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will play a special benefit concert at the Zoo Amphitheatre on Friday, Sept. 26, to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Ike, it was learned today.

The singers were scheduled to perform at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston on that date but the show was canceled due to the storm's devastation in that city.

Howard Pollack, head of Innervisions, which produces shows at the Zoo, said he received a call early today from Plant's management, inquiring about the availability of the venue.

"Yeah, it's going to happen," Pollack said. "They called me up in my sleep. They said, 'Howard, we want to do a benefit.' What Robert Plant just found out is how devastated Houston and the surrounding areas are. They just said, 'Hey, we want to make this a benefit. Can we pull this off in a week?'

"We're going to get everybody behind this. I think we can sell 6 or 7,000 tickets and all the money goes to the victims. is kicking in. They're kicking in a major portion of their service charges."

Pollack said he expects several major corporations to offer sponsorship for the event as well.

General admission and reserved-seat tickets will go on sale Monday at or by phone at (800) 511-1552.

Plant and Krauss are touring behind their CMA Award-nominated duet album, Raising Sand.

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