Gary Barlow Plymouth Pavilions gig sells out in an hour
GARY Barlow's Plymouth Pavilions show sold out online within five minutes as music lovers flocked to snap up all 2,500 tickets.
Fans keen to see the multi-platinum singer songwriter perform solo for one night only, ensured this was one of the venue's fastest selling shows of the year.
Telephone sales were also snapped up within an hour after an "incredible" build-up to yesterday's release.
Pavilions staff said their offices had been "inundated" with enquiries about the former Take That star's critically-acclaimed gig on Wednesday, November 14.
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One Plympton mum was "very pleased" to have scored the chance to see the artist who's sold more than 50 million records.
Teresa Hocking dialled Plymouth Pavilions' phone line around 40 times so she could take her eight-year-old Take That-mad son, Jacob.
"I dialled about 40 times but it was permanently engaged," said the Elburton Primary School pupil's mum.
"Eventually I got through but I was kept on hold for 25 minutes."
Her determination paid off and she got some of the last seats left, in the upper tiers.
But the mother-of-three, who is also a bit of a Barlow fan herself, was more than happy.
"Because Jacob cannot hear perfectly it's important he can see perfectly," she said.
"We don't want someone standing in-front of him.
"He will be delighted – he's been a Take That fan for about three of four years."
Performing songs spanning the entirety of his music career, Plymouth is the star's second date on his UK tour.
The Pavilions' Robert Maltby said: "This show was hugely popular, as expected.
"Demand well out-weighed the supply of tickets available – this was a seated gig so there weren't as many as the standing shows which can allow up to a 4,000 audience."
He said this year's other biggest sellers were Ed Sheeran and One Direction.
X Factor star Gary Barlow has had eight Number 1 albums and fourteen Number 1 singles.