Hopes now high for second concert

A second Elton John concert in Dunedin is looking more likely after another rush on tickets yesterday.

Fewer than 4000 tickets out of 30,000 for the November 25 concert remained, promoter Phil Sprey, of Capital C Concerts, said yesterday.

Another 700 new seats were made available yesterday, in the Gold Stand North ($250) and Gold Pitch ($200) areas.

Only Otago Daily Times subscribers, Otago Regional Council ratepayers, Forsyth Barr staff and TicketDirect members are entitled to book tickets until the public subscription opens next Monday.

That made the prospect of a second concert increasingly likely, Mr Sprey said.

"We're very pleased with the response and we're especially pleased because the bulk of sales are coming from Otago and, particularly, Dunedin," he said.

"We were always quietly optimistic about the reaction from locals there. It is Elton John and it is the first concert in the new stadium, so there are some exceptional circumstances.

"If we can get the rid of the last few seats, then we're in a much stronger position to go to Elton John's management and see if we can put on a second concert," he said.

- nigel.benson@odt.co.nz



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