Rush is on for Elton’s Falkirk Gig

News that music legend Elton John will rock Falkirk Stadium has sparked a “phenomenal” dash for tickets.

The Falkirk Herald-backed performance, which will take place on June 10, 2012, will be the first concert hosted by the football club and is expected to attract 15,000 music fans,

And demand for tickets has rocketed since the sensational announcement that the piano man was coming to town.

Since going on sale on Friday, tickets have been selling fast.

Tony Smith, head of the sales and marketing group at Falkirk Football Club said: “After the announcement was made, the phone rang off the hook for two days solid.

“Tickets have been selling tremendously well.

“Over three quarters of the hospitality tickets we had have been sold, and in some areas it’s now very difficult to get two seats together.

“There are still tickets available, but the fact is that tickets are selling very fast.”

Mr Smith added: “There’s general excitement and pride throughout the town that we are hosting Elton John.”

Andy Thomson, chairman of the club’s management committee, said: “It’s been an unprecedented response.

“There’s really a sense of wonder that we have got him to come.”

Ben Martin, from the concert’s promotions company, Marshall Arts Ltd, said: “Tickets went on sale last Friday and there has been a phenomenal response, and very, very strong sales in terms of tickets.

“The fact that this is Elton John’s only concert in Scotland in 2012, I’m expecting that people will be travelling to Falkirk from places like Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness, all places where he has played before, because they know that he puts on a phenomenal show.

“I’m absolutely delighted with ticket sales and I am expecting another strong week of sales. People could have already bought tickets for Christmas presents for loved ones which is a great idea.”

Sir Elton John, whose extraordinary career has spanned five decades, is one of the top-selling solo artists in history.

The flamboyant superstar’s appearance at The Falkirk Stadium, which is part of a UK tour, comes 40 years after his very first Scottish gigs in Stirling University, Strathclyde University and Dunfermline Kinema.

The multiple Grammy winner will perform for two hours in Falkirk and delight the crowds with hits from an incredible back catalogue, including classics like ‘Bennie and The Jets’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.

Tickets priced £75, £60 and £40 are still on sale and can be purchased at www.ticketsoup.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 0844 4815816 or 0844 847 2441.