Live Music

Lewis Capaldi delivers Scotland’s best selling indoor concert

Featured image credit: Courtesy of P&J Live

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi (pictured) has delivered Scotland’s highest-ever selling and largest-ever indoor show at Aberdeen’s P&J Live, with over 15,000 tickets sold. 

The total has surpassed the previous record held by fellow Scotsman, Gerry Cinnamon, who performed at P&J Live on November 23, 2019.

Louise Stewart, interim managing director at P&J Live, said: “Monday’s show was absolutely phenomenal. The perfect blend of humour and pure talent, Lewis entertained the record-breaking crowd with new music, some classic hits and gave us a few laughs along the way.

“This is a fantastic accolade for P&J Live and is exactly what the venue was built for. We would like to thank DF Concerts & Events for bringing Lewis up the North East of Scotland and to his fans for all their continued support – we couldn’t do it without you. We look forward to continuing to bring a variety of world-class acts to the region.”

Capaldi performed at the Aberdeen venue on Monday (January 23) as part of his European and UK tour ‘Broken By The Desire To Be Heavenly Sent’, ahead of the release of his second album of the same name in May.

James Harrison, programming director at ASM Global, which operates P&J Live, added: “P&J Live was the perfect venue for Lewis’ full-hearted songs and incredible production on his hugely successful arena tour. Nearly 15,000 fans from Scotland’s North East standing on the floor has to be seen to be believed, a unique sight in UK venues, an incredible atmosphere and a night to remember for everyone that was there.”

P&J Live opened in September 2019 as part of £333m (€378m/$413m) development, which was delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments. The venue replaced the Aberdeen Exhibition Conference and Centre (AECC) and boasts 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space.