300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concert

2014-08-01T19:26:00Z 2014-08-02T00:24:51Z 300 tickets available for Missoula McCartney concertBy ALICE MILLER Missoulian The Billings Gazette
August 01, 2014 7:26 pm  • 

MISSOULA — An extra 300 seats have opened up for Paul McCartney’s much-anticipated performance at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on Tuesday.

The newly available tickets are part of a block reserved by the former Beatle’s “Out There” tour that weren’t filled, said Brad Murphy, executive director of the Adams Center at the University of Montana.

Most of the tickets are in the floor or bowl areas and cost $150 to $250, with a limited number of tickets still available at $49.50.

Nearly 25,000 tickets sold the first day of availability, May 9.

“We were down to just a few,” Adams Center executive director Brad Murphy said.

About half the tickets sold went to Missoulians, he said, adding that everyone who stood in line at the Adams Center Box Office May 9 received a ticket.

“Given the magnitude of this sale, we’ve had very few issues, and I think that’s a real testament to our ticketing system and our staff,” he said.

While most of the tickets through GrizTix and vendors have been snapped up, the secondary market is going strong, Murphy said, who warned would-be buyers of scalping.

As of Friday, hundreds of tickets were for sale at online sites.

If people are uncertain if a ticket is legitimate, they can contact the UM box office at 243-4051 or stop by, Murphy said.

Buzz about the show has continued — and grown, and Murphy said he’s certain all the remaining tickets will sell.

Ticket sales put the show at the largest concert in Montana history. Just more than 23,100 tickets sold for a 2006 performance by the Rolling Stones.

Support from ticket buyers and the community solidifies Missoula as a destination that can host large shows, he said.

“It’s all about your community buying those tickets and welcoming these artists to the city,” he added.

Tickets are available at griztix.com, the Adams Center Box Office, MSO Hub, Worden’s Market, Southgate Mall and 1-888-666-8262.

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