TAKE THAT, BIGGEST SELLING TOUR IN UK AND IRISH HISTORY

TAKE THAT

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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PROGRESS LIVE 2011 PLEASE CONTACT:

MARIA BARHAM / RICH DAWES @ DAWBELL

maria.barham@dawbell.com / 07957 637 636

richard.dawes@dawbell.com / 020 7484 5292

 

FOR SPECIFIC ROBBIE WILLIAMS ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:

MURRAY CHALMERS ON 02072909591 OR EMAIL murray@murraychalmers.com

 

 

Notes to Editors:

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics complies with laws and ethical standards, cares for the environment, health and safety and is a socially responsible corporate citizen.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognised as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com <https://securemail.it4your.biz/owa/redir.aspx?C=dff90673c4ee45009e164197bbb09e5c&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.samsung.com> .

WWW.CONCERTPHOTOGRAPHY.CO.UK

 

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