Friday 6 December 2019

Daniel O'Donnell superfan (18) says missing out on singer's tour 'would ruin my life'

Daniel pictured with superfan David in 2014 (Photo: Facebook/David Marks)
Daniel pictured with superfan David in 2014 (Photo: Facebook/David Marks)

Sasha Brady

A Daniel O'Donnell superfan in the UK has said he's distraught the Irish crooner won't be visiting his hometown on tour.

18-year-old David Marks from the English coastal town of Plymouth has been a fan of the Donegal singer since he was 14.

It was his father who introduced David to Daniel O'Donnell's country music collection and over the years, the young fan claims his devotion to the singer grew.

The loyal fan was eagerly awaiting the announcement of O'Donnell's 2016 tour dates, and declared that it would "ruin his life" if he couldn't see the folk music sensation this year.

The full-time student has already seen Daniel O'Donnell perform in Plymouth twice, the first time at the Plymouth Pavilions in 2012 with his dad, Ray.

After the show David patiently waited in line for hours to have his photo taken with his hero, and he was hoping to recreate another memorable moment this year.

But he has been left distraught after discovering that O'Donnell would not be returning to Plymouth on his 2016 tour.

The nearest concert venue to David is in Bristol and he's worried that he may not be able to make the 120-mile journey.

David is now considering setting up an online campaign or petition to tempt the star to perform in Devon.

He told the Plymouth Herald: "It would be very hard for me to get up to Bristol, as I'm a full time student and travel wouldn't work out to get there and back.

"Daniel is a great singer; I'm gutted he isn't coming to Plymouth.

"There are many fans in Plymouth that support Daniel, so I'm upset on their behalf too."

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