Friday, October 15, 2010
– Alan Jackson is selling out - in Australia. Tickets for Jackson's March 12, third show in Brisbane - added to Jackson's tour Down Under due to high ticket demand - sold out yesterday in Australia in 23 minutes.
Jackson's previous four sell-outs - Melbourne's March 4 date, Sydney's March 7 and the first two Brisbane dates, March 10 and 11, happened in under an hour when they went on sale last Friday.
Beckham, Jackson's responsible agent at WME, said, "Country music fans here in the U.S. have long known what an incredible experience an Alan Jackson concert is - it doesn't surprise me at all that Australian fans would respond with the same enthusiasm and excitement."
"Alan Jackson has proven - again - the magnitude of his career. He is a country music icon, and his Australian fans have proven that they crave to see all those hits in person," said Rob Potts, CEO of Rob Potts Entertainment Edge and co-promoter of the tour. "This tour has been in the works for years - we're delighted that we can finally make it happen. I am just grateful Alan wants to see another part of the South - the South continent, that is."
Special guests on tour with Jackson in Australia will be country artists Miranda Lambert and Australia's own - and recent Nashville resident - Jasmine Rae.
Jackson's "Freight Train" tour, with special guests Chris Young and The Band Perry, continues in the U.S. in November; dates include Sacramento (Nov. 4), Los Angeles (Nov. 5) and Las Vegas (Nov. 6).