It’s been almost four decades, but for some San Diego fans, the wait is over: A few lucky San Diegans – and perhaps some out-of-towners – bought tickets on Monday to see Sir Paul McCartney’s Out There tour at San Diego's Petco Park on Sept. 28.
Those planning to go all-out for this historic event who are also American Express card holders or fans registered with Paul McCartney.com, began snapping up packages on Monday morning that included swag, special privileges and other goodies. Those tickets range between $655 to $1,500, depending on the package purchase.
The American Express Gold Hot Seat package includes one premium price level 1 ticket, exclusive merchandise item, and a collectible laminate for $655. The Hot Sound package includes one premium price level 1 ticket, special entrance, access to soundcheck, pre-show hospitality reception, exclusive merchandise item and collectible laminate for $1500. The Front Row package includes all the amenities of the Hot Sound package plus onsite check in staff, and a front row side section ticket for $2,000.
Tickets go onsale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on Friday -- go here
for more information. The show will be set in center field, with field seating and all seating sections open to the public except outfield seats and the Park of the Park section (which would be behind the stage). Nosebleed seats in the the upper deck start at $23 and go up to $63. Individual mid-level seats are $128.50 and field level seats are $99.50 each. If you're like us, and need to be as close as possible to Macca, on-field tickets range from $153.50 to $253.50.
San Diego Padres season-ticket holders will be able to purchase tickets before the general public as well, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
"This is our 10th anniversary at Petco Park and there is no bigger name in music," San Diego Padres President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Dee said during their video press conference for the show. "I can't think of a better way to celebrate that anniversary than hosting the great Sir Paul McCartney. Anyone who's seen Sir Paul live, knows his performance is much more than a concert."
For the first time since 1976, San Diego will get that chance. Whatever seat you end up in, the show is guaranteed to be phenomenal.Good luck and we'll see you there.
Dustin Lothspeich plays in Old Tiger, Chess Wars and Boy King. Follow his updates on Twitter or contact him directly.