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Brian Cox smashes own ticket sales record

Professor Brian Cox set a new Guinness world record for most tickets sold for a science show with his Arena Birmingham performance in February

By IQ on 17 Jun 2019

Brian Cox returns to Arena Birmingham this September

Brian Cox returns to Arena Birmingham this September

image © NEC Group

Professor Brian Cox has broken his own Guinness world record for the most tickets sold for a science show.

The British physicist secured his place in Guinness’s book of records in May 2017, after selling 8,787 tickets for a single show at the SSE Arena, Wembley, in London. He broke that record on 23 February 2019, when his Phil McIntyre Entertainments-promoted Universal: Adventures in Space and Time world tour visited Arena Birmingham, selling 11,433 tickets.

Craig Glenday, editor in chief of Guinness World Records, comments: “Brian has surpassed his previous record by an incredible amount and it really exemplifies the brilliant job that he does of making science accessible for all ages, something that we try each year to uphold in the Guinness World Records book.

“Brian does an amazing job of educating and inspiring children and adults alike, and his record is solid proof of these efforts.”

Due to popular demand, the show will return to NEC Group’s Arena Birmingham for an additional show on 21 September 2019. Tickets are priced from £40.75 from the Ticket Factory.


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