It’s Official: Paul McCartney Is Headed to the Times Union Center

Following concert news from the Albany Tulip Festival, Proctors, the Palace Theatre and The Egg, the big blockbuster week of new concert announcements just rocketed up to new heights.

It’s been the worst-kept secret for the past 24 hours, but it’s finally been officially confirmed – Sir Paul McCartney is headed into Albany’s Times Union Center.

Yes, less than a month after his old bandmate Ringo Starr steps into the spotlight at Albany’s Palace Theatre, McCartney is slated to make his long-overdue Nippertown debut just down the street, bringing his Out There Tour to the downtown hockey rink at 8pm on Saturday, July 5.

Which means that there’s going to be plenty of musical fireworks around town this Fourth of July weekend, with Phish’s three-night stand at SPAC and James Taylor’s annual back-to-back sold-out dates at Tanglewood, in addition to Sir Paul downtown.

For you youngsters out there, the 71-year-old McCartney used to be a member of Wings.

Priced at $29.50, $59.50, $99.50, $168 & $253, tickets will go on sale at 10am on Monday (April 14).

4 Responses to “It’s Official: Paul McCartney Is Headed to the Times Union Center”

  1. Stan Johnson says:

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

  2. Dan says:

    Isn’t $253.00 for a seat ridiculous?

  3. Greg says:

    Dan, in all honesty, $253 is a whole cheaper than I expected the top ticket price to be…

    Although the $29.50 seats are just a come-one, I guess. There are only a handful of them.

  4. Julio says:

    I got tickets and am pumped for the show, but I think the Times Union Center (most concert halls in general) are a bunch of lying cheats with their ticket selling practices. How can all tickets sell out in 30 minutes, with a limit of 4 tickets per person, yet there are hundreds of tickets available on stub hub and ebay minutes after the tickets went on sale? The TU should answer for their exploitation of fans everywhere. I wouldn’t have paid the top amount. I would have been happy paying 60-99.50 for this once-in-a-lifetime show, but am a little disappointed when at 10:15, the only seats available together not at 253 were at the 165 price. How can all these seats be available with ridiculous prices and additional fees through these after-market sellers and the box-office has none? Really ruins the concert experience.

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