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March 13, 2014

Brewery Ommegang show sells out in 10 minutes

Here’s something they don’t have to be modest about: selling out Brewery Ommegang. 

A May 24 show with Modest Mouse with special guest Brand New sold out May 7, with online tickets selling out within 10 minutes of going on sale, and paper tickets selling out within two hours of being delivered to the brewery around noon.

“We were expecting this to be a big show, but the concert selling out online in 10 minutes was a shock to all of us,” said Allison Capozza, publicity manager for Brewery Ommegang. “We’re thrilled.”

In all 5,000 tickets have been sold, 4,650 online and 350 paper tickets. About 1,000 tickets have also been upgraded to camping tickets, the maximum number of upgrades allowed.

“We expected it to sell out, but not immediately like that,” said Steve Hamilton, an events coordinator for Brewery Ommegang.

In response to the May 24 show’s popularity, a second concert has been announced at Brewery Ommegang for May 23. That concert will feature Modest Mouse and special guest Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. Mouse will be doing doulbe duty that day, coming down from a Boston festival. 

Special guest Brand New will be playing the festival later in the day, and will only make the original show. 

Modest Mouse is an indie rock band formed in Issaquah Washington in the early 90’s. The band’s 2004 album “Good New for People Who Loves Bad News,” went platinum, with the tracks “Float On” and “The Ocean Breathes Salty” receiving extensive radio and video play.

An indie rock band from Long Island, Brand New formed in 2000. Their 2003 album Deja Entendu was certified gold and, like “Good News for People Who Love Bad News,” received extensive airplay.

“I remember the radio blew up,” said Hamilton, recalling hearing songs from both bands played frequently during the early 2000s.

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