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The Swedish leg of the Per Gessle-fronted band's GT40 farewell tour will now close at the 75,000-cap. Ullevi stadium following huge demand for tickets
By Jon Chapple on 07 Feb 2019
Swedish pop icons Gyllene Tider are moving their last-ever domestic show to a larger venue, after selling more than 100,000 tickets for their upcoming farewell tour over the past three days.
Gyllene Tider (‘Golden Ages’), fronted by former Roxette singer Per Gessle, are one of the best-selling Swedish bands of all time. Their 40th-anniversary tour, GT40: Avskedsturnén (GT40: Farewell Tour), begins at the Brottet in Halmstad, Sweden, on 4 July, and is scheduled to wrap up at the Dampskipsbrygga in Fredrikstad, Norway, on 9 August.
Their final Swedish date, in Gothenburg on 3 August, was previously set for the 8,480-seat Slottsskogsvallen, but has been moved to the larger Ullevi stadium, which can hold up to 75,000 people for concerts, due to demand for tickets.
“We are stunned and overwhelmed by the interest in our summer concerts,” say the band in a statement, “so it is with pride that we, once again, realise we need to move our gig in the nation’s second-largest city to the majestic Ullevi. It is the third time this has happened to us and we, of course, hope for an even bigger party in the middle of Gothenburg and the middle of the Swedish summer.”
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