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Gyllene Tider sell 100,000+ tickets for farewell tour

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.

Tickets for the Ullevi show, promoted by Live Nation Sweden, are released tomorrow (Friday 8 February) at 9am via Livenation.se and Gotevent.se.

“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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Ticketmaster extends Got Event deal in Sweden

Ticketmaster has renewed its partnership with the largest venue operator in Gothenburg, Got Event, for a further three years.

The agreement will see Live Nation-owned Ticketmaster, the world’s biggest ticket agency, provide ticketing for all Got Event venues, including Scandinavium (12,000-cap.), Ullevi (43,200-cap.), Lisebergshallen (3,500-cap.) and Bravida Arena (6,500-cap.), and its more than 400 annual events.

“It’s great to have the opportunity to continue our work with Ticketmaster”

“Got Event provides the magic of live entertainment to hundreds of thousands of fans every year,” says Kristian Seljeset, CEO of Ticketmaster Sweden. “We’re very proud to have not only renewed our partnership with Got Event but strengthened it with the addition of its sports club ticket sales.”

Lotta Nibell, CEO of Got Event, comments: “It’s great to have the opportunity to continue our work with Ticketmaster. As a business that runs over 400 events annually, it is of utmost importance to have a partner capable of managing all different kinds of ticket sales to fans across Sweden and beyond.”

 


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