PROGRESS LIVE 2011 PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG
BIGGEST SELLING TOUR IN UK AND IRISH HISTORY
1.34 MILLION TICKETS SOLD IN 24 HOURS
Take That’s Progress Live 2011 tour became the biggest Tour in UK and Irish history on Friday when a record breaking 1.34 million tickets were snapped up in less than 24 hours. The band smashed their previous box office record set in 2008 with The Circus Live Tour more than doubling their own record for sales in a single day.
850,000 tickets went on sale at 9am and throughout the day the band added a further 11 dates to the tour to cope with demand, bringing to total number of shows, including Ireland, to 25 dates.
Massive demand for the tickets caused phone lines and websites across the country to jam as ticket agents struggled to cope with the unprecedented number of people trying to buy tickets. Ticketmaster alone had 20 million page impressions by early evening and BT said the national telephone network had received between three and four times the normal number of calls.
Takethat.com had 1.5 million views in October with 650,000 on Friday alone, 90% of those from the UK. As a comparison, ladygaga.com’s biggest month for UK traffic was March 2010 with 760,000 visits and her biggest ever day for UK traffic was 104,000 visits.
Progress Live 2011 Presented by Samsung full Tour Dates
Monday 30 May 2011 Sunderland Stadium of Light SOLD OUT
Tuesday 31 May 2011 Sunderland Stadium of Light SOLD OUT
Friday 3 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Saturday 4 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Sunday 5 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Tuesday 7 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Wednesday 8 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Friday 10 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Saturday 11 June 2011 City of Manchester Stadium SOLD OUT
Tuesday 14 June 2011 Cardiff Millennium Stadium SOLD OUT
Wednesday 15 June Cardiff Millennium Stadium SOLD OUT
Wednesday 22 June 2011 Glasgow Hampden Park SOLD OUT
Thursday 23 June 2011 Glasgow Hampden Park SOLD OUT
Friday 24 June Glasgow Hampden Park SOLD OUT
Monday 27 June 2011 Birmingham Villa Park SOLD OUT
Tuesday 28 June Birmingham Villa Park SOLD OUT
Friday 1 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Saturday 2 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Sunday 3 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Tuesday 5 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Wednesday 6 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Friday 8 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Saturday 9 July 2011 Wembley Stadium SOLD OUT
Progress Live 2011 Produced By SJM Concerts and KSE
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