Steve Earle Sold Out

We’re very pleased to say that the Steve Earle concert at the Civic Centre sold out 90 minutes after going on sale this morning at 10am. We also found it very hard to disappoint so many other people who have been coming to the door and phoning in.

There was a line-up outside the gallery this morning for close to an hour before opening and when the doors opened we went as quickly as we could handling people at the ticket desk and on the phone. By 11:30am all tickets were sold. This is a first for us. We expected to sell out but not on the first morning. We felt quite overwhelmed and hope we did as best we could to serve everyone.

Some disappointed folks will ask why not add an extra show? That’s just not possible. Mr. Earle is on a tour of playing shows each night in a different town. The schedule has been locked in for a couple of months. He comes to us from Banff the night before and then the next night he plays in Lethbridge.

It’s important for our members and community to know that even at a sell out, KHC will run a deficit on this show. It’s not a money-maker for us. However, we made a decision that the ticket prices at $45 and $35 for members was a fair price to charge for our Golden economy. We felt that this was a show that would sell out and that the community would be proud to say that they saw Steve Earle at our newly restored Golden Civic Centre.

Like the fantastic LIVE Kicks EXTRA show last night with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, KHC will continue to keep our ear to the ground to bring in a great and diverse line-up of music, theatre and dance artists to the Civic Centre stage. Some artists, you will not be familiar with, but we hope you continue to trust in our choices and know that we’re very proud of every artist and show that we put on throughout the year.

Thanks Golden!