SOLD OUT: Tickets disappear like a Candle in the Wind
SIR Elton John's Once In A Lifetime exclusive Australian concert series has today been met with unprecedented demand, with all four shows selling out on the first day on sale.
Mackay's concert was sold out within an hour of going on sale at 9am today, with Hobart fans snapping up tickets in just eight minutes.
Fans have been advised to stand by for news of a possible second Hobart show.
More than 50,000 tickets have been sold across the four concerts in Mackay, Cairns, Wollongong and Hobart.
Michael Chugg, possibly the ballsiest promoter in Australia and affectionately known as 'Chuggi' amongst the ranks, has done it again, taking one of the world's most iconic and beloved artists to the people of regional Australia and breaking records in the process.
The stadium concerts in Mackay, Wollongong and Cairns are first time ever visits to those cities and the largest music events ever to be hosted in these venues, whilst the Hobart concert marks a 27 year return of Elton to play in the intimate Derwent Entertainment Centre.
"This has been a phenomenal result for an artist much loved by all Australians," Mr Chugg said.
"Elton really wanted to play to audiences where he had rarely travelled and the excitement was huge from the day that the tour was announced.
" From one end of Australia to another the Elton John magic is infectious, with audiences young and old keen to be a part of these spectacular concert events.
"We are all blown away by the sales results. It is now my job to negotiate with Elton to see if there is a chance of any more concerts dates on this tour."
Fans are advised to stay tuned for the release of production hold tickets for all shows in the coming days.
- Friday 22 September SOLD OUT Mackay, BB Print Stadium
- Sunday 24 September SOLD OUT Wollongong, WIN Stadium
- Wednesday 27 September SOLD OUT - Hobart, Derwent Entertainment Centre
- Saturday 30 September SOLD OUT Cairns, Cazaly's Stadium
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