Liam Fray Shares Heartfelt Post As Courteeners Sell Out Heaton Park

2 November 2018, 14:29

The Not Nineteen Forever rockers sold 50,000 tickets to their huge 2019 gig by midday.

Courteeners' headline show at Manchester’s Heaton Park on 15 June 2019 has officially sold out.

Tickets for the huge homecoming gig went on sale at 9.30am this morning and by midday, all 50,000 tickets had been sold.

The amazing feat makes the Not Nineteen Forever outfit the only UK rock band in the last two years to have sold 50,000 tickets for a headline show in one day.

Taking to Instagram to mark the achievement, Liam Fray wrote: "When I look at this poster, I see a few young lads who used to go to Heaton Park. Aged 10, 11 and 12 (sorry Cam) They used to play Pitch & Putt. they'd knock a size 5 Tango around and get told off by the ground staff. Maybe get a screwball from the Ice Cream Man. Perhaps get on that mad little train Chooo Choooo - all aboard mate. AP & JC too. S'la. This means a lot. Thank You x FUCKING SELL OUTS."

The band will be joined at the gig by very special guests and support acts DMAs and Pale Waves.

Speaking to Radio X's Gordon Smart about the gig, Fray said: "Book the Monday off is all I'm gonna say".

Talking about one of the band's special guests and fellow Mancunians James, he added: "I mean, I'm not gonna lie. You can be as bolshy as you want, but that's ridiculous that they're even underneath us.

"I've loved them since I was a kid. My big sister was really into them so I think [frontman] Tim's [Booth] one of the best lyricists ever."

When it came to Aussie band, DMA's however, he had just as much to add.

"We got DMA’s who are adopted Mancs", he gushed.

“But DMA’s, man. I mean they don’t need bigging up through me. Everybody knows. They’re legends already and they also know how to party as well.”

Watch Liam Fray play a stripped-back version of Not Nineteen Forever for Radio X: