Beady Eye X-ray worker’s lucky break

Beady Eye fan: X-ray worker Neil Hudson with his tickets outside Sheffield's O2 Academy.
Beady Eye fan: X-ray worker Neil Hudson with his tickets outside Sheffield's O2 Academy.

HOSPITAL X-ray worker Neil Hudson got a lucky break when he snapped up tickets to see Liam Gallagher’s new band Beady Eye at the O2 Academy in Sheffield.

Neil, aged 36, of Handsworth, a radiographer at Rotherham District General Hospital, managed to get the day off work to be at the front of the box office queue.

Beady Eye: Sold out gig in minutes at Sheffield's O2 Academy.

Beady Eye: Sold out gig in minutes at Sheffield's O2 Academy.

The November 12 show sold out in just 30 minutes as fans travelled from as far as Liverpool to get their hands on tickets to see the former Oasis front man.

“I’ve been an Oasis fan since I was 18 and seen them eight times. I’ll now be at the front of the stage with my three mates to see Beady Eye - I booked the day off work to make sure we got tickets,” he told The Star.

Fans were treated to tea and biscuits by venue bosses as they queued up outside.

Ian Delaney, assistant general manager said: “Everyone knows the history behind this band and we’re very proud that they’ve chosen us for a date on their tour.

* For a chance to win a pair of tickets keep your Beady Eye on O2 Academy Sheffield’s Facebook page at facebook.com/O2AcademySheffield and also see The Star tomorrow.