Stoke & Staffordshire

Slash fans snap up tickets for Stoke homecoming gig

Image caption Slash told GQ magazine he had "fond memories" of Stoke-on-Trent

Slash's homecoming gig in Stoke-on-Trent has sold out in less than two hours.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist grew up in the Potteries, but he has never played live in the city.

The Victoria Hall in Hanley has a capacity of 1,500 but all tickets were snapped up by eager fans when they went on sale this morning at 0900 BST.

The concert on 24 July is one of only four solo tour dates he has planned in the UK.

A waiting list has been set up in the event any further tickets become available.

'Proper venue'

Earlier this year, Slash talked to BBC 6 Music's Jon Holmes about his desire to arrange a gig in his home town.

The guitarist said: "I have not been back to Stoke, I've been by it on the train a couple times and on the bus as well.

"But I've got family there so they always come up to London or Manchester and come visit there.

"I'm planning on going there (Stoke) and playing."

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