By Rebecca Belt
DISAPPOINTED Alan Jackson fans who missed out on tickets to his October 2 Tamworth concert have a second chance on Monday.
Country artist Alan Jackson sold out his Tamworth concert in three hours on July 19, but on Monday more tickets go on sale from 9am.
These tickets were promoter holds and will be available for the general public.
Long-time country fan Lana McMorrow had someone try for tickets in July for her because she was at work, but they missed out.
“Right from the get-go they were trying and trying and trying, and that’s what makes it so disappointing, because you can’t always have that time off work to line up for the tickets,” she said.
“I was really disappointed, but have had moments since where I’ve been trying to win them from the radio and always missed out.”
Ms McMorrow said she grew up on Australian and overseas country artists and owned more than a dozen of Jackson’s albums.
“It’s absolutely fantastic that more tickets are going on sale and a lot of people will feel the same,” she said.
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He may never come back again.
“I still sort of can’t believe it. The atmosphere will be fantastic.
“I don’t care if I’m standing up the back. Just to hear him live will make the night.”
Ms McMorrow said she’d attended all the other concerts of the international artists who’d played TRECC including Carrie Underwood, Joe Nichols and Keith Urban.
“There are rumours about Garth Brooks touring, so I might have to camp out if that happens,” she said.
“Now that a few of the big artists are coming, it appears Tamworth is a stop between Brisbane and Sydney.
“That’s what the town’s about – country music is what people know us for.”
Monday’s ticket release through Destination Tamworth will be a mixture of $249 platinum seats and $135 gold seating and possibly some gold side restricted-view seats.
If more tickets on sale isn’t enough for fans, The Northern Daily Leader will give away the ultimate Alan Jackson prize pack, including the Alan Jackson Boulevard sign, a meet-and-greet for two people and the winners will swap their seats for two front-row seats, with the runner-up winning two platinum tickets for the concert.
n See Monday’s paper for full details