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Kingsholm concert is a rollercoaster for Ronan Keating fans

By citizenmike  |  Posted: June 16, 2013

  • Ronan on stage

  • Fans excited ahead of concert

  • Caroline Stone and Sally Hurcombe from Cheltenham

  • Loyal fans braved the rain

  • Gloucester City Council leader Paul James with sister Charlotte among the crowd

  • A fan waves on excitedly

  • Audience sing along to Life Is A Rollercoaster finale

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Adoring fans of 90s heartthrob Ronan Keating did not allow downpours of rain get in the way of enjoying the star's gig in Gloucester.

A 4,500 strong crowd at Kingsholm rugby stadium last night (Friday) watched on as the 36-year-old former Boyzone star performed classic hits such as If Tomorrow Never Comes and Life Is A Rollercoaster.

He said: "Gloucester, how you doing? Thank you for coming. You're a very beautiful audience. Tonight is going to be beautiful. I can feel it in my waters."

Fan Tracey Broady, from Hartpury, said: "I love Ronan almost as much as I loved Danny at the McFly concert last night."

Picture gallery of Ronan Keating at Kingsholm

Sally Hurcombe, from Cheltenham, said: "I used to listen to him when I was at school. Yeah, I had a crush on him."

Earlier, Keating, took to Twitter to say: "Almost in Gloucester. Can't wait for tonight's gig. Sun shinning. #FiresSummer"

His wishful thinking for sunshine was not enough to stop the elements - but the rain wasn't enough to dampen his fan's enthusiasm for the performance.

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  • Soft Data Internet Limited  |  June 16 2013, 11:06AM

    "You have to wonder what happened to the planned Rick Wakeman gig." In answer, Blackfriars was a sell out. I went last night and had a marvelous time. Sunday 16th at the Centaur is about 90% sold out, and the Monday 17th concert also at the Centaur is about 3/4 sold out, and orders are still coming in for both nights. Why not go along and support local charities

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  • Walker100  |  June 15 2013, 11:21PM

    Matt, I assume the stadium is rented to a private company who lay on the gigs. It being more cost effective to do two gigs for the same effort of creating the stage. McFly was "less than" 6000. If Tom Jones had 12k and was a sell out then I guess that is the stated "capacity" for such events. That means that the 10,500 combined for McFly and Keating was less than 44% of capacity. You have to wonder what happened to the planned Rick Wakeman gig.

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  • sdarbyshire95  |  June 15 2013, 6:39PM

    Ronan and McFly are more suited to halls, but still well done to the club for taking some initiative. Far better than the Atomic Kitten/Peter Andrex concert that's planned at Swindon Town FC! Maybe next year we can have Iron Maiden and Alice Cooper headlining! Those concerts WOULD definitely sell out.

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  • Matt1006  |  June 15 2013, 2:56PM

    I went to the Tom Jones concert last June - which was excellent - and that was a sell-out, with 12,000 in the audience (according to the TiG report after the concert). So presumably with "only" 4,500 there for Ronan Keating's gig, it wasn't a sell-out? What was the size of the audience for McFly on Thursday evening, and what were the total number of tickets available for each concert (assume it was the same number for each concert)? What percentage of the total number of tickets available across the 2 gigs were actually sold? Be interesting to see if there are more "Live At Kingsholm" events in the future. Guess ticket sales will need to be strong, otherwise it won't be worth doing - the whole aim is to generate additional revenue for the rugby club, and poor ticket sales won't achieve this.

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  • Walker100  |  June 15 2013, 9:14AM

    It has to be said they're not exactly "packing them in" to these Kingsholm concerts are they.

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