Gone in 40 minutes, tickets for Slane gig

GONE in 40 minutes. The 80,000 tickets for Kings Of Leon at Slane Castle sold out in record time this morning – beating the recession blues.

The spokesperson for promoters MCD, Justin Green, told the Herald the tickets were snapped up by excited fans.

“Demand just far exceeded supply,” he revealed.

Disappointed music lovers who failed to get tickets will be relieved to hear that the band will be playing another gig in Dublin in just over a month’s time, due to the phenomenal demand.

“The band have just announced that they will play an intimate show on Saturday, the 11th of December. Tickets will go on sale this Tuesday, 9th November, at 9am and will be limited to four per person.” Justin told the Herald.

When asked for his opinion on the spectacularly speedy sale, Lord Henry Mountcharles simply stated: “Kings Of Leon Rock! Slane Rocks!”

They’ll headline Slane Castle on May 28 next, and the venue is celebrating 30 years of concerts. “This is going to be one of the biggest gigs of the summer,” said an insider.

“Not only have they a huge following in Ireland, it's also going to be a milestone anniversary for Slane Castle.


“Given the huge names that have performed there over the past three decades, who knows who could join them on the stage as part of the celebrations? It's going to be a real show stopper.”

The Co Meath castle first staged a concert in August 1981, headlined by Thin Lizzy, and with an appearance from a very young U2. The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Queen, David Bowie, Neil Young and REM have all played there over the years, as has Madonna, Oasis, Robbie Williams and the Red Hot Chill Peppers.

Now it's the turn of Nashvillebased brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill alongside their cousin Cameron to make a little bit of music history with their headline performance here next May.