Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

KISS Show Restores Faith; Mackay Pulls off a Stellar Concert, Paving the Way for Other Acts

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

KISS Show Restores Faith; Mackay Pulls off a Stellar Concert, Paving the Way for Other Acts

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

SOUTHERN media outlets were hounding MECC boss Mark Fawcett over the past few days, asking why KISS was coming to Mackay.

But their lack of faith in the region proved fruitless after Mackay successfully hosted a bigger and better show than the Brisbane concert.

The concertCOs success has paved the way for more big-name acts to come to the region, starting with fellow glam-rockers Motley Crue, who have already told their managers they want to come back to Mackay.

Although the number of people through the gates hasnCOt been tallied yet Co as there were three ticketing companies selling seats Co Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre manager Mark Fawcett said it was in the vicinity of 12,000 people.

It was a huge test for the Mackay Virgin Australia Stadium but there were only a few teething problems, Mr Fawcett said.

C[pounds sterling]We want to look for continuous improvement.

C[pounds sterling]We might look at spreading out the food voucher stalls so itCOs more of an even spread. …

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