What took you so long? The Courteeners sell out Heaton Park gig in just one hour

Manchester rockers The Courteeners sold out their 20,000 capacity Heaton Park summer gig in just 60 minutes this morning.

Fans poured onto ticket websites at 9am today and snapped up all of the allocated 20,000 tickets for their Friday June 5 date – but it is only a fraction of the iconic venue’s 70,000 capacity.
The June gig will be the Middleton band’s first performance in the city since they played two huge shows at the Castlefield Bowl in July 2013, which sold out all 16,000 tickets in just one day.
Frontman Liam Fray described the sell out success quite simply as ‘insane’ in a Twitter message to his 61,000 followers.
Formed in 2006, the indie rock band which consists of Liam Fray, Michael Campbell, Daniel Moores and Mark Joseph – played their first gig at the Manchester Roadhouse and became regulars on the gigging circuit, rallying up an army of fans along the way.

They announced themselves on the music scene with their 2008 debut album, St Jude, which included hit track Not Nineteen Forever.
Other studio albums since have included FalconAnna and Concrete Love – the latter was released in August 2014 and is the bands highest charting album to date.
Lose Control: Guitarist Daniel Conan-Moores celebrated the achievement:
The band have recently finished their 16-date UK tour in support of their fourth album and a string of international festival shows which included live performances at Reading, Leeds and Benicassim festivals.
Manchester music giants The Stone Roses and Oasis have previously sold out three nights at Heaton Park, with capacity crowds of over 70,000.
Twitter was rife with debate and argument from fans and haters of the Manchester rock band.

Image courtesy of A.E Edge, with thanks

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