Sunday, May 8, 2011

Slash: homecoming gig sells out in 2 hours

Who says you can’t go home?

Don’t try that one on Slash, as his "homecoming" gig in the Midlands region of England this summer sold out in less than two hours.

StaffsLive reports tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. Friday morning (May 6) for the July 24 concert at the Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, the town where Slash was raised.

Over 1,500 fans will attend the show, which marks Slash's first-ever concert in his hometown.

"We always knew the gig was going to be popular and the fact that the gig sold out in less than two hours is brilliant,” said David Bradbury, Group Press Officer of the Ambassador Theatre Group. “Slash is a local hero, he's from Stoke-on-Trent and not a lot of people know that. I think he lived here until he was 11, so this is a bit of a homecoming gig."

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