A week after Clear Channel Entertainment Properties announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline a July 2 concert in honor of the 100th birthday of Las Vegas, Ticketmaster is reporting that

A week after Clear Channel Entertainment Properties announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline a July 2 concert in honor of the 100th birthday of Las Vegas, Ticketmaster is reporting that about 50,000 free tickets were distributed in just 15 minutes yesterday (April 18) afternoon.

The show, which will be on the grounds of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, will feature Weezer as the opening act.

Concert sponsors include Beaulieu Vineyard and American Express.

The yearlong 100th birthday celebration will include the official birthday party May 15, featuring a 130,000-pound cake, and the ÒOnce Upon 100 WeddingsÓ mass ceremony June 9.