Aerosmith. Photo Supplied
The Otago Daily
is offering readers the inside track for securing
tickets to Aerosmith's first concert in New Zealand.
There will be a codeword in tomorrow's edition which will
allow readers to preferentially purchase tickets for the
concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium on April 24.
Up to 40,000 fans are expected to fill the stadium to see the
United States rock band, which has sold more than 150 million
ODT readers will have
a window of opportunity to buy preferential sale tickets,
from 9.30am tomorrow until 5pm on Sunday.
Allied Press sales manager Paul Dwyer said the promotion was
a way the newspaper could thank its readers.
''We know this concert is going to be big and that there is a
lot of interest in it, so we wanted to give our readers an
opportunity to secure tickets before general sales open on
Visa Entertainment preferential sales opened yesterday and
were in hot demand, with fans waiting up to 20 minutes to
select their tickets.
The TicketDirect website displayed a message telling fans
they had been placed in a queue because of ''very high demand
on our ticket purchasing server''.
''Ticket sales have been very healthy since they opened.
We're very happy,'' concert publicist Sandra Roberts said
from Auckland yesterday.
''There will be a good availability of tickets in all
categories for ODT
''Whatever is left will then be available on TicketDirect to
the general public on Monday.
''We're hoping for a capacity crowd of 40,000. It's the
greatest rock band in the world and we expect a sellout.''
Aerosmith will be supported in Dunedin by Australian bands
Wolfmother and Dead Daisies and New Zealand bands Head Like a
Hole and Diva Demolition.