Liam Fray responds to fan asking for second night at Heaton Park

4 December 2018, 17:01

Courteeners at Heaton Park announcement image
Courteeners at Heaton Park announcement image. Picture: Press/Facebook/

The Not Nineteen Forever rockers are set to play the grounds in a huge homecoming show on 15 June 2019, but fans still want more.

Courteeners are set to play a huge homecoming gig at Heaton Park next year.

Liam Fray and co will take to the iconic grounds to play a headline slot on 15 June, with special guests in the likes of James, DMA's and Pale Waves.

The Manchester band sold out all 50,000 tickets in a matter of hours, making the Not Nineteen Forever outfit the only UK rock band in the last two years to have done so in one day.

Now, asked by a fan on Twitter if they'd consider putting on a second night at the park, Liam Fray has responded: "They won't do it mate. We wanted 75,000 and they've capped it at 50. #Humblebragtosser"

The Courteeners frontman also answered a fan who asked if he should sell his Elton John tickets to see the Manchester band.

When the news broke of their sold-out date, Twitter user Ashley Jones noticed their gig clashed with Elton John's farewell tour date at Cardiff City Stadium and asked the frontman: "Be honest, if you were me, would you flog an Elton John ticket and go to Heaton Park?"

The Cavorting singer simply responded: "There's only one Rocket Man that day mate".

Courteeners are currently on their December UK tour dates, playing the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday (1 December).

They were supported by none other than Gerry Cinnamon, who Liam Fray described as his "hero".

Watch the Courteeners frontman praise the Glasgow singer-songwriter, who crept into his cab:

Gerry Cinnamon has since returned the favour, calling the Courteeners the "soundest" band ever.T

"The Courteeners, man - I can't speak of them highly enough, absolute diamonds," the Belter told Radio X's Gordon Smart."I was genuinely worried about it," he admitted about supporting such a famous band.

"Most people in music aren’t really the nicest people, do you know what I mean? But honestly, they’re the soundest guys I’ve ever met.”

Watch Liam Fray's stripped-back version of Not Nineteen Forever in the Radio X studio:


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