Music Gear News
Take That in more demand than Jackson
Demand for Take That tickets has been "twice that of Michael Jackson."
Tickets to see the group when they tour the UK next year for the first time as a five-piece since 1995 went on sale this morning, but demand via phonelines and on the internet has seen ticket sellers struggle to cope.
A spokesperson for vendor Ticketmaster said: "Due to totally unprecedented demand all ticket agents across the UK are struggling to cope.
"It's been confirmed that the UK telephone network is also straining to cope and that call volume, and it is at least twice that of when Michael Jackson tickets went on sale last March.
"We are working to resolve the issues and we are confident that fans will be able to purchase tickets and we ask that they keep trying."
Michael Jackson announced his 50 date 'This Is It' comeback would be staged in London last year - the only shows he planned to play in the world - which sold out within hours. The shows never went ahead, however, due to the untimely death of the star.
Take That - including recently rejoined member Robbie Williams - have also announced extra dates in the UK as a result of fan demand, with an extra concert at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Tuesday 31 May, 2011, as well as extra shows in Glasgow, at Hampden Park, on Friday June 24 and in Birmingham, at Villa Park, on Tuesday June 28.
Mobile phone network Orange reported it had a 144 per cent spike in calls between 9am and 10am as to the previous day, as its customers frantically tried to get tickets.
The network said Orange customers can stay updated with the latest Take That news by visiting www.orange.co.uk/monkey or download a Take That ringtone from Orangeworld.co.uk
Take That 'Progress Live 2011' tour dates:
May 30: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
May 31: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
June 3: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
June 4: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
June 5: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
June 7: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
June 14: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
June 18: Croke Park, Dublin
June 22: Hampden Park, Glasgow
June 23: Hampden Park, Glasgow
June 24: Hampden Park, Glasgow
June 27: Villa Park, Birmingham
June 28: Villa Park, Birmingham
July 1: Wembley Stadium, London
July 2: Wembley Stadium, London
July 3: Wembley Stadium, London
July 5: Wembley Stadium, London
July 12: San Siro, Milan
July 16: Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam
July 22: Imtech Arena, Hamburg
25 July: Espirit Arena, Dusseldorf
29 July: Olympiastadion, MunichPosted on 29 Oct 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News
Related Music News
Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame
Featuring a number of tracks by their favourite artists, the Stone's latest effort is set for release December 2nd
Speaking to friend and radio host Eddie Trunk Frehley stated that he would rejoin the band if the offer came his way
In aid of The Children Hospital Charity, Arctic Monkeys have signed a statue of an elephant to be auctioned off for charity
Following a tweet on Wednesday, the band revealed a typo error in their previous announcement and have revealed that they will be returning in 2017
A plaque marking where David Bowie resided whilst he created his revered Berlin album trilogy has been destroyed
Recent Music News
Builiding on their reputation for developing cutting edge music gear and accessories, Samsons new Z series bring professional audio quality and transparency to the table
With Pearl Jam, Tupac, , Depeche Mode, Janet Jackson and many more being nominated, this years event shaping up to be huge.
His first album in over 38 years, Chuck's new album is to feature his family and his own original material
Toontrack have released Big Rock, a vintage based rock pack that brings classic flavours in a modern package
A promotional offer from Akai running until the 31st December allows the user to explore a vast array of professional sounds on the renowned MPD218
Opening a public forum on Facebook, Behringer are looking to make the dream product, catering to their customers every need.