Will Young fans storm Regent
TICKETS for Will Young's forthcoming concert at Ipswich Regent sold out in little more than an hour and a half of going on sale today.Fans began queuing outside the theatre's box office, in Princes Street, first thing this morning so as to guarantee getting tickets when they went on sale at 10am.
IT is a bittersweet day today for fans of Will Young who want to see his Ipswich Regent concert.
Tickets sold out for the performance at Ipswich Regent in little more than an hour and a half of going on sale yesterday, leaving thousands of empty-handed fans disappointed.
Fans began queuing outside the theatre's box office, in Princes Street, first thing so as to guarantee getting tickets when they went on sale at 10am.
Meanwhile ticket phone lines were jammed from the minute they opened and the limited number of tickets available online were sold in a flash.
A spokeswoman for Ipswich Entertainments said: "The tickets went incredibly quickly, as expected.
"Will is one of the fastest selling artists we've had. In fact I'd say Will could be the record holder."
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Demand for tickets to see Will Young in Ipswich on May 25 is a sign that his popularity has not waned since he was voted Britain's first Pop Idol on the ITV1 talent show in February 2002.
From that moment his life changed. In the years and months since he has enjoyed two number one albums - From Now On and Friday's Child - six chart-topping singles, including his record breaking debut Evergreen and recent chart-topper Leave Right Now, a Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act of 2003 and a Brit Award nomination for Best Male of 2004.
He has already toured the UK, selling out arenas on the back of Pop Idol in a joint tour with Gareth Gates, but his forthcoming dates make up his first ever solo tour.
The speed in which tickets for his Ipswich gig sold out was repeated elsewhere in the country. Tickets for two London dates sold out within an hour earlier this week.
And while Daniel Bedingfield beat Will to this year's Best Male Brit, Will has won in the ticket selling stakes. Tickets to see Daniel at the Regent last year took a little bit longer to shift, selling out in just over two hours.