TELSTRA pre-sale tickets to Elton John’s farewell tour at Bathurst's Carrington Park next year were snapped up within minutes of going on sale on Friday.
Fifteen minutes after tickets went on sale all diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire seating allocations had been exhausted.
Matthew Lazarus-Hall, the tour producer on behalf of Chugg Entertainment, said he was very happy with the response from the pre-sale, and hoped it was an indication of a sell-out event.
Sheryl Hutchinson was among those to snap up a ticket in the allocation and said she was over the moon to be among those heading to next year’s performance.
I bought VIP tickets – the Crocodile Rock ones – and even though they were dear I don’t care because I wanted to be able to see him and experience the whole show.Sheryl Hutchinson
“I am really excited about getting tickets as this is his last ever tour and I have been listening to his music since the seventies.
“I got onto the site at 8.40am and waited. At 9.05am I was thinking this isn’t going to happen and then I got in, I put all my details in as quickly as possible as you have a time limit and didn’t want to lose them.
“I bought VIP tickets – the Crocodile Rock ones – and even though they were dear I don’t care because I wanted to be able to see him and experience the whole show.
“I’ve got to admit I did a dance round the lounge room with excitement,” she laughed.
Maria Kamper was another fan to secure tickets, and she “found the whole experience quite easy”.
“We have fast internet and I was logged in at 8.55am and I was in immediately, I had secured the tickets within five minutes.”
General public tickets for the Bathurst show will officially go on sale on Friday from 9am.
A crowd of 15,000 is anticipated when the global superstar brings his farewell tour to the Central West in January.
Bathurst is so far one of only six regional venues on Sir Elton’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour of Australia, with other NSW shows to be held in Sydney and the Hunter Valley.
The tour was announced last year, with the superstar telling his legion of fans he would retire from performing after the 300-show world tour.
“My priorities have changed,” he said, adding that he wanted to focus on his family.
“My priorities now are my children, and my husband, and my family.”
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