Will, Gareth and Special Guest Zoe
25th and 26th October 2002
- Doors Open:
£25 / £22.50
WILL & GARETH
& Very Special Guest ZOE
Following the huge success of the recent Pop Idols tour, the Telewest Arena Newcastle is delighted to announce that on Friday 25th October the final two contestants Will Young and Gareth Gates are set to return as part of their own UK tour. They will be joined on stage by none other than very special guest and friend, Zoe Birkett.
The Pop Idol phenomenon has taken the country by storm. Starting with 10,000 hopefuls, contestants were whittled down to just 50. It was then the choice of the nation to choose the top 10 to go through to the finals. Week after week the final 10 became 2 - Gareth Gates and Will Young, with each of them receiving over 4 million votes the final count was certainly a close one. The winner emerged as 23 year old William Young but Gareth's talent and courage has also won him a place in the nations heart.
They have both released debut singles; Will with 'Evergreen', and Gareth who is still storming the charts with 'Unchained Melody', which went straight into the number one slot in the UK selling over 1.1 million copies. April also saw the release of the 'Pop Idol The big Band Album' featuring tracks from all of the 10 finalists accompanied by the full big band orchestra, 'The Big Blue'.
Telewest Arena's Marketing Director Paul Tappenden said:- "The addition of this fantastic show to this years already amazing line up of events is another top class concert announcement for the Telewest Arena Newcastle. Following hot on the heels of the Oasis concert earlier in the week, the Arena is certainly play it's part consolidating a host of world class artists, all contributing to Newcastle's bid for European City of Culture."
Souvenir tickets costing £25 go on sale 11am Friday 19th April 2002 and are available from:-
Credit Card Booking and Information Line 0870 707 8000 (24 hour 7days)
In person from the Telewest Arena Newcastle Box Office (Mon - Fri 9.30am-5.30pm & Sat 10am-4pm)
Internet Site:- telewestarena.co.uk (click on the Ticketmaster icon in Box Office)
Newcastle City Hall
Metro Radio Booking Line (0191) 263 5000
Group Bookers should call (0191) 260 6062
Special Needs bookings should call (0191) 260 6066 for further details