McCartney concert tickets sell out in 1 hour - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

McCartney concert tickets sell out in 1 hour

Paul McCartney is coming to Lubbock on June 14 Paul McCartney is coming to Lubbock on June 14
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The Paul McCartney concert scheduled for June 14 in Lubbock is now sold out.

Select-a-Seat sold all remaining tickets in an hour after they went on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday morning.

The capacity for the concert is set at 11,500.

There are still VIP packages available for the concert with prices that range from $470 to $2000 per person. Anyone interested in purchasing one can call 770-2000.

About 340 people also attended the wristband lottery drawing for the tickets at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Friday morning.

Select-a-Seat is the only authorized ticket vendor.

Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock held a press conference on April 16 at the Buddy Holly Center concerning legendary singer, songwriter, Paul McCartney's scheduled appearance in Lubbock June 14.

Texas Tech officials such as TTU System Chancellor Kent Hance and Texas Tech President Duane Nellis along with Lubbock Mayor Glen Robertson and other city representatives made the announcement as a collaborative effort between Texas Tech University and the City of Lubbock.

Chancellor Hance commented that this event would be a sellout before it even started while Mayor Glen Robertson said that McCartney himself reached out and expressed his desire to play in Lubbock.

McCartney, who will turn 72 this year, gained worldwide fame as a member of The Beatles. He has long credited Lubbock native Buddy Holly as one of his biggest musical influences.

In a 1974 interview, John Lennon said the name of The Beatles was "directly inspired" by The Crickets.

During the British Invasion "every group tried to be The Crickets," Lennon said.

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