Millennium Stadium Take That concert sells 50 000 tickets in hours
31st October 2008, 2:41 pm By Principality Stadium
More than 50,000 tickets for the Take That concert at the Millennium Stadium next June sold out within three hours of going on sale to the public today (Friday).
Fans snapped them up in an avalanche of requests to get to the Cardiff venue when the boy band take to the stage as part of their Circus Live tour on June the 16th.
The concert is part of a powerful line up of events being staged during the tenth anniversary year of the Millennium Stadium.
Gary, Howard, Mark and Jason will be returning to the Millennium Stadium as part of their biggest UK tour to date.
Tickets for the concert went on sale to the public at 9am and a by midday the venue had sold more than 50,000 in total.
The WRU Group Chief Executive, Roger Lewis, said: “This fantastic sales coup again establishes the Millennium Stadium as one of the most popular stadium concert venues in the UK.
“The popularity of Take That is obvious and I am certain all those fans who bought tickets will have a fantastic Millennium Stadium experience on the night.
“We focus hard on booking top quality events and concerts at the Millennium Stadium and with Take That the effort has clearly paid off.
“The concert will not only be a huge success for the stadium but it will clearly attract Take That fans from outside Wales to experience our great capital city. This is good news for all of us.”
A spokesman for Take That said: “All of us are really looking forward to getting back on the road again next summer.
“We can think of no better way to thank everyone for their support and loyalty over the past three years.”
Next June will be a major music month for the Millennium Stadium with Oasis also lined up to perform there on the 12th.
There are a small number of tickets still available for the Oasis concert via www.oasisinet.com, the Oasis Lo-Call 24 hour ticket number 0844 412 4638 or through Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
It wa na day that turned out to be a record breaker for the band, as their summer 2009 stadium tour, The Circus – Live, became the fastest selling tour in UK history. Over 600,000 tickets were snapped up by 1.30pm, smashing all UK box office records to date including that held by Michael Jackson for his ‘87 Bad Tour.