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After an outpouring of support and a benefit concert featuring two of the nation's biggest rock bands, concert impresario Corey Fox is finally getting his kidney transplant.

Fox, owner of the Velour Live Music Gallery in Provo, announced Tuesday on his Facebook page that his long-delayed kidney transplant is set for next Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Fox let it be known in late March that his chronic kidney failure, which he has dealt with since he was a teen-ager, had worsened and that he needed a transplant.

Messages of concern from friends quickly followed. Neon Trees and Imagine Dragons, major rock bands that got their start at the Velour, played an acoustic benefit concert in April. Dozens of people volunteered to donate a kidney, overwhelming the transplant center.

The tricky part for Fox, and the Velour, comes after the transplant operation. Fox must take anti-rejection drugs that will compromise his immune system. His doctors tell him he must reduce the risk of infection for the next six months by avoiding large crowds — like, for example, operating a music venue that seats 300.

"I hope that everyone continues to support Velour by playing and attending shows as we navigate what might be a complicated 2017," Corey wrote in his Facebook announcement.

The Velour, at 135 N. University Ave. in Provo, will hold its last show of 2016, its "All-Star Christmas Special," Saturday night at 8 p.m. The show is sold out.