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Lily Allen sends fans on treasure hunt for gig tickets

Lily Allen sent fans on a scavenger hunt around two U.K. cities on Friday (04Apr14) to win tickets to an upcoming gig in London.

The British pop star will debut music from her new album Sheezus on stage at the Shepherds Bush Empire in the British capital on 28 April (14), and she gave devotees the chance to win sets of tickets and backstage passes.


The tickets were hidden in London and Aberdeen, Scotland and Allen offered up clues to lead fans to the prizes.


In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she wrote, "I'm gonna hide 3 pairs of golden backstage Sheezus tickets in London and Aberdeen and tweet clues... First Pair... If you want to come to see Sheezus, you'll just have to follow these clues, I've hidden three tickets in London, the first set is under a pew. Row 3. To come hear me sing, along with a synth, check out the church by the lord on a plinth. Row 3. Don't be so sad, don't be so solemn, it's not really a plinth, it's more of a column. Row 3."


One fan correctly guessed the first set of tickets were hidden in the St.Martin in the Fields church near Trafalgar Square and posted a picture of the prize.


Other tickets were later found at other locations in London, including a department store and a pub.