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More tickets released for Rod Stewart's Brighton gig

The Argus: More tickets released for Rod Stewart's Brighton gig More tickets released for Rod Stewart's Brighton gig

It won't be a heartache for Rod Stewart fans as thousands more tickets have been made available for his concert in Brighton.

More than 20,000 fans have already snapped up the chance to see Rod the Mod at the American Express Community Stadium this summer.

Rod last played in Brighton in 1986 and there has been “phenomenal demand” for tickets to his show at the Amex on June 13.

But rather than keeping fans hanging on another 28 years, concert organisers have managed to squeeze an extra 2,000 seats into the stadium.

And even though he Don't Get Around Much Anymore the Forever Young rocker will be performing the biggest ever gig at the stadium - more than Brighton and Hove's own Fatboy Slim - who played two shows at the stadium last summer.

A total of 23,000 fans will now be able to see Rod belt out his hits, hoping to hear songs including Maggie May and Sailing.

He told The Argus he was looking forward to his tour of four football stadiums and a cricket ground, which starts with the Amex concert.

He said: “I tend to go to the same places every year, Manchester, Glasgow, London, it's nice to mix it up and go to other places.

“It's what I do and I love doing it. It's my job and I'm just loving it. I'm smiling all over the place when I'm up there. It's a wonderful way to earn a shilling.”

Fans were forking out up to £300 a ticket to see Rod.

Peter Taylor, concert director of Cuffe and Taylor, said: “We have seen phenomenal demand for tickets and we would urge fans to buy now to avoid disappointment.

“Because of the exceptional demand, we've looked again at the layout of the staging and production areas.

“This has enabled us to release some additional 'production' seats to meet the demand. And we're confident these will sell out quickly.”

Rod announced his tour after releasing his first album in almost 20 years. The album, called Time, hit number one.

Rod the Mod has a long relationship with Sussex and the autobiographical song Brighton Beach on his latest album describes the romance the 17-year-old Rod had with art student Sue Boffey in the city.

Ms Boffey went on to have Rod's child Sarah Thubron who was adopted at the age of five by a family from Uckfield.

Tickets for the Brighton show are available from www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991, as well as VIP, coach and hotel packages.

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9:45am Wed 30 Apr 14

brightonaire says...

What sad, sad people there are who want to see the revolting tramlined geriatric. ... his records should have been consigned to the tip 25 years ago
What sad, sad people there are who want to see the revolting tramlined geriatric. ... his records should have been consigned to the tip 25 years ago brightonaire
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1:02am Thu 1 May 14

The Real Phil says...

it's sort of strange how it all turns out for the "superstars" of the seventies. Some end up playing in stadiums, others end up in venues like the Concorde 2 (not knocking the C2, great venue - had many an enjoyable time there), and others end up playing Hove Town Hall or Burgess Hill Martlets.
I don't want to rubbish Rod Stewart, I do like some of his earlier material, but I do find it hard to believe that anyone is worth 1.5 million per gig (based on advertised ticket prices and seats available).
it's sort of strange how it all turns out for the "superstars" of the seventies. Some end up playing in stadiums, others end up in venues like the Concorde 2 (not knocking the C2, great venue - had many an enjoyable time there), and others end up playing Hove Town Hall or Burgess Hill Martlets. I don't want to rubbish Rod Stewart, I do like some of his earlier material, but I do find it hard to believe that anyone is worth 1.5 million per gig (based on advertised ticket prices and seats available). The Real Phil
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