WIN tickets to The Vamps at Sheffield Arena - hear chat with drummer Tristan

Pop heartthrobs The Vamps have hit the right notes with fans after putting on sale 40,000 Arena UK tour tickets for under a tenner - but now you could go for FREE.

Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 7:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th March 2016, 7:41 pm
The Vamps play Sheffield Arena on Friday, April 15, 2016

We have five pairs of tickets to be won for their Sheffield Arena date on Friday, April 15.

BUY TICKETS: Tickets for Sheffield Arena, limited to six per person, are from £9.98 to £52.25, including book fees. Buy in person, call the Arena box office on 0114 256 5656 or online at Vamps, who have sold 10 million singles, wanted to make sure all fans could afford to go to the show - so even with a 48p booking some tickets could be bought in person for as little as £9.98 at Sheffield Arena.

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But all fans will get a spectacular light and sound show from them with a bill also including special guests Conor Maynard, The Tide and Hometown, promised The Vamps drummer Tristan Evans.

The quartet - James McVey, Bradley Simpson, Connor Ball and Tristan - are most looking forward to playing their newer material to UK fans for the first time.

Tristan, aged 21, speaking exclusively to us - listen to his full interview here online - said:: "We're extremely excited. We are in rehearsals now, sorting out the extra production, lights - all that's going on. To incorporate songs from the second album is very exciting.

"We'll be playing the new songs and a medley of cover songs. We'll definitely be playing our old songs as well."

The Vamps drummer Tristan Evans

He said of the decision to release tens of thousands of tickets under £10: "Most of our fans are below16, they don't have jobs or much money. We could be business minded and just do a sold out arena tour for £40 a head, but we don't do that. We do £10 and VIP tickets are like £150, £200. You get to the soundcheck and experience more and better seats. But it's very important for us to allow the kids to come at an affordable price."

With jumbo LED side screens and a sprawling stage across the arena floor, so fans can get close to the band and special guests, no matter where they are, it's going to look and sound spectacular, added Tristan.

"We are adding extra pyrotechnics, fire, screens, lifts and all that exciting stuff that looks good. We are just sorting that stuff out now," he said.


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Bass player Connor is recovering from knee surgery but he will be fine for the UK tour, said Tristan.

He said: "While we were on tour in Japan a couple of month ago he injured his knee while turning on stage. We were going to build him a big throne on stage, but he can actually move around now, he can walk. He's doing well."

Since their launch just four years ago they have sold over 10 million singles. including chart hits Can We Dance, Wild Heart, Last Night, Somebody to You, Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) and latest single, title song from their new 18-track album, Wake Up - watch the track on YouTube embedded here on our site.

Debut offering Meet The Vamps went multi platinum in a huge number of countries across the globe and charted at number two in the UK.

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Their online stats are equally impressive - Can We Dance has clocked up over 41 million YouTube views, Wild Heart over 25 million, Last Night has had over 23 million views, Somebody To You over 79 million views and Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) picked up 34million.

Their YouTube channel has tipped 218 million total views and they have signed up over 1.2million subscribers. They frequently trend around the world on Twitter, and their Facebook has over 5.3million likes.

Arena dates on this tour will take them to Asia, the UK, South America, mainland Europe and the USA.

BUY TICKETS: Tickets for Sheffield Arena, limited to six per person, are from £9.98 to £52.25, including book fees. Buy in person, call the Arena box office on 0114 256 5656 or online at TICKETS TO SEE THE VAMPS AT SHEFFIELD ARENA

* For a chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to see The Vamps and guests at Sheffield Arena on Friday, April 15, enter our free draw competition by Twitter, email or post.

Follow Digital Editor GrahamWalker on Twitter @GW1962 and retweet any of his #StarCompVAMPS16 tweets, email him your full name, address and phone numbers, with #StarCompVAMPS16 in the subject field, to [email protected] or post your full name, address, phone numbers and email address to him at StarCompVAMPS16, Graham Walker, Digital Editor, The Star, York Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11PU.

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Deadline is Thursday, March 24, 10am. Usual Johnston Press terms & conditions apply, TRANSPORT NOT INCLUDED - see**The Sheffield concert was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 14 - but has ben moved to the following night, Friday, April 15, because of "unforeseen scheduling problems". All tickets purchased for the Thursday Sheffield show remain valid for Friday, April 15. Anyone who cannot make the new date should contact their point of purchase for a refund.

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