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Barenaked Ladies Benefit Auction on Amazon Auctions

SOURCE Reprise Records, November 3rd 2000.

BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Barenaked Ladies, the award-winning Canadian band whose latest Reprise Records release, Maroon, features the hit single "Pinch Me," will contribute concert tickets, one-of-a-kind memorabilia and more for a special auction to be held exclusively November 6th through 17th on

Proceeds from the auction will go directly to The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation in Toronto, Ontario benefiting the world famous facility where group member Kevin Hearn received a successful bone marrow transplant for treatment of leukemia in 1998.

Fans of the acclaimed band can log onto the Amazon Auctions, to bid for such items as Maroon CD's, posters and other promotional items, all personally autographed by the group. Additionally, several items from the most recent Barenaked Ladies video, "Pinch Me," will go to the highest bidder, including costumes, props and the original video treatment.

The Barenaked Ladies/ Princess Margaret Hospital auction on will also be offering tickets to performances by the group during their current North American tour. The concert packages, which also features special t-shirts, will include pairs of tickets for appearances in Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 26th), Washington DC (Nov 27th), Portland, ME (Nov 29th), Buffalo, NY (Dec 2th), Indianapolis, IN (Dec 4th), Milwaukee, WI (Dec 5th) and Detroit, MI (Dec 6th).

Remarked Kevin Hearn: "Speaking personally, the work of The Princess Margaret Hospital has been, quite literally, life-saving. This is our way of giving something back, offering something special to our fans and cleaning out our closets, all at the same time."

With a mission to raise and manage the funds to support world-class patient care, teaching and research at Princess Margaret Hospital, The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation raises more than $30 million annually to support the Hospital's many leading-edge programs. Princess Margaret Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and is considered one of the top comprehensive cancer research and treatment centers in the world. PMH is a member of the University Health Network, which also includes Toronto General Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital.

For further information please contact, Jim Baltutis, Reprise Records Publicity, 818-953-3375.