LONDON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Legendary rock foursome to play their first gigs at Hyde Park in 44 years as part of the 2013 Rolling Stones '50 and Counting' World Tour
- Interest in Rolling Stones tickets surges by 100 per cent with each big concert announcement
- Rolling Stones tickets sell out in under five minutes for first Hyde Park gig
The Stones are on a roll. After a wildly successful run of shows celebrating their 50th anniversary at the tail end of 2012, rock titans The Rolling Stones are soldiering on with a major comeback. Come summer 2013 (6 July), Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Co. will play their first Rolling Stones gig at Hyde Park in 44 years, news which immediately inspired fervour among Stones fans and journalists alike. The news was yet another in a parade of massive announcements from the band, who have also been booked to headline the 2013 Glastonbury Festival. Online ticketing marketplaces such as StubHub.co.uk saw an uptick in Rolling Stones tickets queries parallel to these announcements.
As search interest in Rolling Stones tickets over the past few months proves, Jagger and his cohorts are well beloved by fans - searches for 'Rolling Stones tickets' spiked by 100 per cent just prior to their 2012 London gigs, with a similar jump in March around the time of the Glastonbury announcement.
As if one Rolling Stones Hyde Park gig wasn't enough to sate UK fans this summer, the still-robust performers also announced a second Hyde Park show for 13 July. This stop on the '50 and Counting' tour inspired yet another clamour for Rolling Stones tickets among the band's devoted fan base. Upon the start of general sale for the 6 July show, tickets sold out in under five minutes, with similar zeal surrounding sales for access to the second show. This staggering, yet certainly not surprising, show of support for the band serves as proof positive that, when the Rolling Stones tour, fans follow - and how.
Interest in securing tickets to the 2013 Rolling Stones Hyde Park gigs is high, to be sure, but fans can check StubHub.co.uk's dedicated Rolling Stones page for additional information about ticket availability.
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