Saturday, December 06, 2008

The View sell out gig within hours

TICKETS TO see The View’s hometown concert in February sold out in a matter of hours yesterday.

The Dryburgh band will play the Caird Hall on Friday, February 13, and fans camped out all night on Thursday to ensure they would be first in the queue when they went on sale at 9am yesterday.

A number of tickets had earlier been sold to fans through the band’s website.

It’s the second time in 18 months that The View have sold out the 2300-capacity venue and Dave McGeachan of promoters DF Concerts said, “Once again Dundee fans have supported local boys The View and tickets sold out in a matter of hours.

“It’s a welcome return for the band—their homecoming gigs are always phenomenal and this will be one of the first chances fans have to hear their fantastic new material.”

One Dundee father and his nine-year-old son were so desperate for tickets to The View’s forthcoming gig, they camped out in the City Square overnight on Thursday to be first in yesterday’s box office queue.

Graham Tarbett and his son Graham junior, from Douglas, pitched a tent at 8.30pm and finally got their tickets just after 9am.

Other fans joined the queue from very early morning and by 7am a trail of around 50 people had already formed.

The View’s second album Which Bitch?, the follow-up to number one debut Hats Off to the Buskers, is set for release in February.

The Courier, 6th December 2008


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