Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bell X1 tickets sell out in a few hours

DESPITE the poor economic climate, it seems there is still a huge appetite for gigs in Limerick, as Irish band Bell X1 sold out an upcoming gig in Dolan's Warehouse in a matter of hours today.
Due to the demand for tickets, a second date has now been added.

Tickets for the March 27 gig sold out in a matter of hours, leading the promoters to announce a second date, the following Saturday, March 28, for the band's first Limerick gigs of the year. The band are due to release their fourth studio album Blue Lights On The Runway, on February 20.

"We put tickets on sale this morning and they were gone by 11am, so we have put a second date on sale," explained Dolan's general manager Grainne Aspell this Tuesday.

"We're obviously delighted and the shows are the strongest selling gigs after the band's Vicar Street shows, so that is great to see."

Bell X1 played an acoustic gig in LIT's Millennium Theatre late last year, giving fans a chance to hear material from their new album, and the early signs are extremely positive, the band seemingly retaining their flair for inventive lyrics and infectious melodies.

It was with 2003's Music in Mouth, and the follow-up two years later of Flock, that saw Bell X1 explode in popularity in Ireland, boasting multi-platinum sales and sold out shows in the country's biggest venues.

They marked their departure from the Island record label with a hugely successful Live CD / DVD package, Tour De Flock, released on their own label (BellyUp Records) that captured them at a pivotal point in their career.

These gigs will offer Limerick fans a chance to see Bell X1 in a fully electric show, playing all of their hits as well as the new material.

Tickets for the remaining gig on Friday March 28 in Dolan's Warehouse are available now on 061-319866, or through the website here.

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