Take That announce second Stadium of Light gig

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TAKE That have announced a second show at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light next year.

The band will also play at the Wearside venue on May 31.

Tickets for their May 30 date were made available today and have been selling fast.

Tickets for the Tuesday 31 May event are also on sale now priced from £55.

Fans camped outside the stadium’s ticket office for several days in order to secure their tickets for Progress Live 2011, which will be the band’s biggest tour to date and the first time they have toured together as a five-piece since 1995.

Sunderland AFC chief executive Steve Walton said: “This clearly demonstrates the appetite for live music in our region. The Stadium of Light has quickly become a big players on the concert circuit and we are delighted that Take That will now be joining us for two nights”.

“Together with the recently announced Kings of Leon gig, these events will bring tens of thousands of concert-goers flooding into the city, benefiting our city economy and the profile of the north east region as a whole.”

Hospitality packages are also available for the second show with prices from £130 per person.

Earlier, ticket agency Ticketmaster revealed the rush of interest from fans had caused chaos throughout the country, not just for those trying to guarantee their place at the show.

A spokesman said: “Due to totally unprecedented demand all ticket agents across the UK, including Ticketmaster, are struggling to cope with the sheer volume of people logging on to try and buy Take That tickets.

“The knock-on effect is also creating problems for the UK telephone network, it’s been confirmed that it’s also straining to cope and that call volume is at least twice that of the Michael Jackson on sale last March.

“We are working to resolve the issues and we are confident that fans will be able to purchase tickets and we ask that they keep trying.”