Following On Sale, Paul McCartney Tickets For June Solo Shows Averaging Above $300 On Resale Market
MAY 4, 2015
Paul McCartney will turn 73 years old this June, but age has yet to keep him from performing and touring across the globe. The former Beatle has carved one of the most prominent and successful solo careers of all-time, producing 16 studio albums since 1970 and selling millions of records along the way. Currently in the midst of his “Out There” World Tour, McCartney will embark on a festival circuit through the U.S. this summer, including headlining gigs at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware.
Always one to keep his fans on the edge of their seats, McCartney will also fit in three solo shows in June between Lollapalooza and Firefly. The iconic musician will play Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on June 21, Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena on June 23 and the Colonial Life Arena in South Carolina on June 25. The shows will have added significance, too, as he returns to those select venues for the first time in years or for the first time in his solo career.
Don’t expect to get in cheap if planning to attend any of McCartney’s upcoming solo gigs next month, however. Tickets for both the John Paul Jones Arena and Colonial Life Arena shows officially went on sale to the general public Monday, and the Philadelphia show sold out in a matter of minutes after its on sale last Friday. On Monday afternoon, both the Virginia and South Carolina shows still had available tickets for sale but are expected to sell out.
Prices on the secondary ticket market show that there is a high demand to see the performer, as Paul McCartney tickets on TiqIQ own an average price of $320.46 over his three June shows. McCartney’s show in Philadelphia will be his top-priced solo stint, with tickets to that show currently averaging at $504.96, 57.6% above average, and get-in price starts at $197. It’s no surprise his June 21 stop in Philly will be his most expensive show on the secondary market. McCartney hasn’t played in the City of Brotherly Love since 2010, when the venue was then called the Wachovia Center.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – MAY 02: Paul McCartney performs on stage during The Out There Tour 2015 on May 2, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
McCartney will make his first-ever appearance at John Paul Jones Arena on June 23. The “Blackbird” singer currently sees tickets for that show average at $291.68 and a low price of $90 on the secondary market. He hasn’t played in South Carolina since May of 1993, when his “New World” Tour made a stop at the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. Despite his 22-year-absence, tickets for his show at Colonial Life Arena will be the cheapest of the trio of shows, with average secondary price listed at $248.16 and the cheapest available at $72.
For those who were boxed out of McCartney’s show at the Wells Fargo Center, a short drive into Delaware for this year’s Firefly Music Festival may be the next best option. No single-day tickets exist for the four-day festival being held between June 18 and 21, however, and Firefly Music Festival four-day passes currently average at $414.89 on the secondary market. The cheapest pass is priced at $339.
Prior to his summer shows in the U.S., McCartney will embark on a short run through the U.K. and Europe in May and early-June, playing notable venues like the O2 in London, ZiggoDome in Amsterdam and Stade de France in Paris. The “Out There” Tour will officially wrap at Lollapalooza, when he headlines the Chicago-based festival on July 31.