Hordes of fans flock to venue

IPSWICH: Pop sensation Peter Andre caused a stir around the town as fans flocked to the Regent as tickets went on sale.

A line for fans descended on the venue in the early hours of Friday morning to secure front-row tickets for the Australian’s performance later this year.

Tickets were expected to sell out within hours after going on sale at 10am. Earlier this year, the singer sold out his 38-date Revelations UK tour.

With sleeping bags and blankets in tow, some of the excitable fans even arrived at the Regent theatre before 9pm on Thursday, setting up camp for the damp night.

Tracey Martin and Nicola Halls, of Ipswich, both joined the hordes of fans in the early hours in fear of missing the chance to see the Mysterious Girl singer.

An excitable Ms Martin told the Evening Star that she would never miss out on seeing the talented star, having seen him perform before.

She said: “We knew that tickets went on sale at 10am so we decided to get to the Regent for about 6.40am.

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“We tried to see him last time he came to Ipswich but couldn’t get tickets so we went to Clacton to see him instead.

“He is so amazing, it’s very exciting.

“Last time we saw him the only word to describe was fabulous.”

The reality TV star, who split from former wife Katie Price last year, is expected to perform a range of new material in advance of his arena tour in December.

To celebrate his return to Ipswich, The Evening Star has six tickets to give away to lucky readers.

One pair of platinum tickets in the first few rows of the stalls as well as two pairs of stalls tickets will be given to the winners.

David Mansfield, general manager at the Regent, said: “Peter Andrew was one of our fastest selling artists last year and his performance in February received rave reviews.

“He caused quite a stir with the ladies when he came last time, so he is incredibly popular here.”

Tickets are available at www.ipswichregent.com or from the box office on 01473 433100.

n To stand a chance of winning tickets to the concert, answer this simple question: On which hit TV reality show did Peter Andre meet ex-wife Katie Price?

Send your answers to PO Box 137, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1EH.

The closing date for entries is Friday, August 20.