Tickets for two Billy Connolly shows at Aberdeen’s Music Hall sold out in 50 minutes on Friday.
The 2,600 tickets for the shows on Monday and Tuesday, September 29 and 30 went onsale at 9.30am and sold out shortly afterwards.
“We knew this was going to be a busy day - the queue outside the Music Hall started at 4.15am,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.
“We sympathise with those who were disappointed, but we made every effort to maximise Box Office capacity and continually monitored the situation. The website struggled with the sheer volume of traffic at one point.
“We are now looking forward to welcoming Billy Connolly to the Music Hall for two great shows to kick off his High Horse tour.
“The previous fastest selling show at the Music Hall was for Emile Sande’s first homecoming gig last year which sold out within 47 minutes – but that was for a single show.”
Billy Connolly is known the world over as a stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter and artist.
Aside from starring in numerous films and TV series, Billy has toured worldwide continuously for the last 50 years, performing to an audience of over 10 million.
He was awarded a CBE in 2003, given the Freedom of the City of Glasgow in 2010, and named Britain’s most influential stand-up comic in 2012.
His film credits include Mrs Brown, Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Man Who Sued God.