A gig by Scots rockers Texas to help celebrate the reopening of Aberdeen’s Music Hall sold out within hours of going on sale.
Tickets for the show on December 16 – the first rock concert at the venue following its revamp – went on sale on Friday morning and were snapped up by mid-afternoon of the same day.
Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, said: “We can’t wait for the Music Hall to reopen and we think Texas is the perfect act for our reopening. We are delighted that Aberdeen audiences share our enthusiasm for this fantastic band.”
The city centre venue will reopen its doors on December 8 following a multi-million-pound transformation with a day of celebration featuring a special appearance from Travis frontman Fran Healy leading the Music Hall community choir, followed by the 50th anniversary Evening Express Carol Concert on Sunday evening.
Other concerts taking place at the Music Hall this December as part of the reopening celebrations include the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with stellar classical pianist Alice Sara Ott and internationally renowned conductor Alpesh Chauhan on December 15, and Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook on December 20, which will feature the legendary Scottish musician joined by singers Karen Matheson and Eddi Reader, and instrumentalists John McCusker, Kris Drever, Ian Carr, Kevin Macguire and a guest brass band.
Ben said: “The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is equally exciting (as Texas), particularly with spectacular pianist Alice Sara Ott, who is internationally heralded as a major classical music star.
“Phil Cunningham’s star-studded Christmas Songbook is a top show and a splendid way to wrap up our reopening celebrations.”
Tickets are on sale now.