Global superstar Michael Buble has been rehearsing at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena ahead of his series of sold-out dates including 10 nights at the O2 Arena in London, 5 nights at The O2 in Dublin and an extensive tour of North America. Michael has announced that following successful technical rehearsals and sound checks he will be opening the doors to allow local fans to be the very first to enjoy the complete full show before it goes on the road.
This week Michael put a call into Big John @ Breakfast on South Yorkshire radio station Hallam FM to confirm that he would be opening the doors of his full show rehearsal at Sheffield's Motorpoint Arena this Friday 28th June. Big John said "it's not only brilliant that a megastar such as Michael Buble is in town rehearsing his show, but that we're able to see the full spectacular show before anybody else!"
Talking to Big John about the decision to perform this special show in this area, Michael said 'There's a lot of really kind, down to earth people in South Yorkshire. Every time I've done shows here it's great because people are fun and don't take themselves too seriously - hopefully I'm a lot like them".
Local fans can purchase specially priced £25 tickets from 9am on Wednesday 26th June, with proceeds being split between Hallam FM and Bauer Radio's local children's charity 'Cash for Kids' a charity for local children and young people who are suffering from abuse, disability or simply need guidance and Sheffield's Children's hospital, one of only four dedicated children's hospital trusts in the UK.
Venue Manager Rob O'Shea is excited by the challenge of putting on sale and hosting a concert for 12,000 music fans all within what will be a very hectic 72 hour period. "This will be the first time in the building's 22 year history that we have ever announced, put on sale and hosted a show within such a short space of time. The quick turnaround time will bring with it some challenges but when Michael Buble says he wants to put a show on in your venue you do everything you can to make it possible."
This concert is a real once in a lifetime opportunity - a chance to see one of the World's most successful artistes in a full show rehearsal ahead of a massive sell-out tour.