Gig is so packed band pay to get friends in

Gallows were forced to buy their own tickets from touts last night (March 6) for their sold out London show.

The band played to a packed crowd at the 100 Club on Oxford Street, including several record labels who are interesting in signing the band, but due to a mix-up the band’s guest list was accidentally sold.

That left the band facing the prospect of being unable to get in many of their fans – including the singer and guitarist’s mum.

“It wouldn’t be a Gallows show unless something went wrong,” joked singer Frank Carter. “Our guest list was sold by mistake. So we had to go out on the streets an buy our own tickets back off the touts. They cost us £40 each!”

Carter paid tribute to his mum from the stage during a frenetic and sweaty performance that included songs ’Abandon Ship’ and ‘Orchestra Of Wolves’ .

Meanwhile Gallows have confirmed two major festival appearances for this summer.

Having signed up for this year’s July Warped Tour in the US, the group announced today (March 7) they will also be playing this year’s Download Festival, which takes place between June 8 and 10.

To check ticket availability and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.