Lewis Capaldi has sold out his forthcoming UK arena tour in just 10 minutes this morning (April 26).
The singer tweeted after the news that all 77,000 tickets had sold, saying: “We sold out the entire UK and Ireland arena tour in minutes. Have no words at all. So far beyond any dream. Thank u all.”
The eight shows don’t start until March 2020. It includes two shows each at arenas in Glasgow and Dublin, two gigs in Manchester and a concert at Wembley Arena which ends the tour.
WE SOLD OUT THE ENTIRE UK & IRELAND ARENA TOUR IN MINUTES HAVE NO WORDS AT ALL ?
SO FAR BEYOND ANY DREAM.
THANK U ALL pic.twitter.com/TZuHnsPHME
— America’s Sweetheart (@LewisCapaldi) April 26, 2019
Capaldi had previously announced that the tour will include special access for fans who have anxiety issues. The LIVELIVE campaign means the gigs will have an “escape space” for fans in need of respite. The shows are in support of his debut album ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’, which is released on May 17.
Capaldi said: “I always get tonnes of messages from people online who’ve said they want to come to my shows but can’t because they’re struggling massively with anxiety, or are just generally afraid they’ll have a panic attack during the show. I really wanted to put something in place to help those people feel comfortable and offer them support, to allow them to experience the shows.”
The singer continued: “I just hate to feel that anyone’s anxiety is making them miss out on anything they wanted to. LIVELIVE is my attempt at helping making these shows enjoyable for as many of those people who’ve been supporting this journey for me.”
Before the 2020 shows, Capaldi will play a 12-date tour in November, which sold out in one minute.
Capaldi plays many other shows this summer. He supports The Killers at Belfast Ormeau Park on June 25 and Ed Sheeran at his stadium shows in Leeds and Ipswich in August. His festival shows include The Great Escape, This Is Tomorrow, Tramlines, Truck, Camp Bestival, Boardmasters, Feastival, Victorious and Jersey Weekender.