ONE Direction have added a second show after their first date sold out in minutes today at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena, with 1,000 fans in the queue - but we have tickets to be won, writes Graham Walker.
Tickets went on sale and sold out in just 45 minutes for their show on March 19, 2013.
But with the biggest queue for tickets outside the building since BBC’s Sports Personality Of The Year went on sale, promoters quickly added another date - which also looks likely to sell out.
The new date is a week after their first show, on March 26, 2013.
An Arena spokeswoman said: “Fans were queuing around the building when tickets went on sale for the firfst show at 9am today.
“We’ve not seen anything like this since the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year went on sale.
“Tickets for the first show sold out in just 45 minutes. But promoters have now put the second show on sale.”
A smaller venues tour, including Sheffield City Hall, also sold out in minutes last year when Ticketmaster’s allocation went in 10.6 seconds.
That’s almost as quick as fastest man alive Usain Bolt winning a 100m Olympic gold medal.
Thousands of fans have been going for gold to get their hands on tickets to see South Yorkshire pop sensation Louis Tomlinson’s homecoming at the Motorpoint next year.
And we’ve got FOUR tickets to give away to see that first now sold-out show.
So, if you didn’t get your hands on a ticket for that performance today, you could still be a winner with The Star.
The boyband’s 11-date tour includes two nights at London’s O2 Arena.
Tickets for Sheffield are £32.50 and £25 and may be subject to a booking fee. Buy in person, call 0114 256 5656, or 0844 338 0000 or book online at www.motorpointarenasheffield.co.uk or www.arenaticketshop.co.uk
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