Tickets still available for The Rolling Stones Adelaide Oval concert
THE long journey for The Rolling Stones’ highly anticipated Adelaide Oval concert has begun with the band’s enormous stage currently shipping its way to Adelaide.
The English rockers called off their March tour of Australia and New Zealand just days before its first concert was due to kick off in Perth after the death of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend, former model L’Wren Scott who took her own life.
On October 25, the band will take to the stage and perform the long awaited opening concert for Adelaide Oval and local promoter Tony Cochrane couldn’t be happier.
“To give you an idea of how much Adelaide wants this concert, we had less than one per cent of people that put their tickets back into the system for a refund,” he said.
“It’s been worth the wait — Adelaide gets the full European stage and it’s going to be one hell of a show.”
The concert is being touted as one of the largest stage productions to be held in Adelaide, with nearly 60 trucks required to deliver equipment.
And it’s not too late to be part of the action as Mr Cochrane said some tickets are still available for the Adelaide event.
“With selling 52,000 tickets to a stadium show there are still a few single tickets around,” he said.
“There are also some other corporate packages that are on offer which are really fantastic value. “It’s going to be special for so many reasons this event — and people will be finding out more about this in the coming weeks.”
Adelaide will host the first of the Australian concerts and it’s not just the promoter who is rapt with the support for the event which will be the band’s first Adelaide show in more than 20 years.
“The guys are really excited to play the first show at The Oval as they’re massive cricket fans,” Mr Cochrane said.
“One the key things in the band returning to Australia was that they play Adelaide Oval — and they’re playing it first now.”
International and intestate fans have bought more than 11,000 tickets, which Mr Cochrane said will be huge boost for South Australia — putting the crown jewel of Adelaide, it’s new stadium, on the world stage.
“You only have to ring around the Adelaide hotels and try and find room or a restaurant for that matter,” he said.
“A lot of people are coming to town especially for the concert.”