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__________________________Darlaston All Active tickets sell out
Tuesday 14th January 2014 All the tickets for a tribute concert dedicated to the late Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes have
been snapped up - just days after they went on sale
Local bands will be performing at Darlaston All Active on February 8.
Britain's Got Talent finalist Connie Talbot
is among the star acts set to perform.
Mr Brookes, who was from Burntwood, died in August at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham after battling a brain tumour.
The gig has been organised by Adam Paget, a lifelong friend of Mr Brookes. Just under 500 tickets have been sold for Mini Fest in Memory of Jon Brookes - four days after they went on sale.
Mr Paget said today: "All the tickets have been sold. We could have sold double the number to be honest.
"I've been inundated with calls from people who want to buy tickets.
"We're thinking that if people just want to stay for one act, we can have their tickets and sell them on again. It means more people can come along and get in."
The tickets cost £6 each, so already almost £3,000 has been raised for the Brain Tumour Charity.
Mr Paget said Connie Talbot
fans were coming to the concert from as far away as Scotland.
Performers on the night include the bands Marquis Drive
, Isolated Atoms, Junk Monkey, Little Liam, The Rimes, Idle and Spectrum. Mr Brookes once managed Marquis Drive.
A guitar signed by EastEnders’ Danny Dyer and one signed by Welsh rockers Stereophonics will be auctioned to raise funds.
Cannock Orpheus Male Voice Choir will also be performing a Charlatans hit.
A fundraising raffle will be held with prizes including £500 worth of vouchers from Liam Gallagher's clothing range Pretty Green.
And Wolverhampton artist Paul Pilgrim will auction off paintings of Mr Brookes.
More than 200 mourners attended father-of-three Mr Brookes’ funeral in August at Christ Church in Burntwood.
In 2010 he suffered a seizure while on tour in Philadelphia. He had been receiving treatment for a brain tumour and had undergone three operations.http://nativemonster.com/music/laura-blyth-ca-brooks-34585264
Perhaps a bigger venue could have been chosen if they had known ...