Boy band One Direction smash Irish ticket sales record – in just two hours
Band to play to 150,000 fans in two Croke Park gigs next year
Pop sensation One Direction has broken all ticket records in Ireland – and sold out Croke Park twice for concerts in 2014.
The teen heart-throbs will now play two sell-out gigs at the home of the GAA in May next year.
Demand for the initial concert on May 24th brought the ticket site to a halt and a second date 24 hours later was immediately added.
The 150,000 tickets for both dates were all sold within two hours of Saturday’s sale opening.
Ticketmaster managing director Eamonn O Connor told the Irish Independent: “It’s been unbelievable we could have sold out a third Croke Park concert such was the demand."
Band member Niall Horan, from Mullingar, took to Twitter to express his happiness at the news.
He tweeted: “ahhhhhhhhhhh just found out the croke park show is sold out... im sooo excited to announce a 2nd night 25th of may..is now on sale”
The band previously played sold out dates in Dublin’s O2 in early 2013.
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