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Paul McCartney tickets go on sale today for Arlington concert – but not for everyone

FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Paul McCartney performs on the One on One Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York’s Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2018, with McCartney taking over a corner of the majestic hub for a concert. It was a stunt to promote a new album called “Egypt Station.” (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Paul McCartney performs on the One on One Tour at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Ill. Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York’s Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday evening, Sept. 7, 2018, with McCartney taking over a corner of the majestic hub for a concert. It was a stunt to promote a new album called “Egypt Station.” (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP, File) Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

Tickets are on sale now for Paul McCartney’s June 14 show at Globe Life Park in Arlington, but only for American Express cardholders. Everyone else must wait until Thursday.

A pre-sale starts at 10 a.m. Wednesday that requires the password “Rangers” to buy tickets ahead of the public sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Beatles founding member added the home of the Texas Rangers baseball club to his schedule, Live Nation announced previously.

The American Express promotion began at 10 a.m. Monday, and within minutes it appeared that sales were going briskly. The Ticketmaster website showed a backlog of more than 2,000 ticket requests.

One website user was able to get in after about a 40-minute wait. Seats were available for as little as $49 in the upper deck.

Seats in the lower deck were going for $169 and seats on the floor near the stage were $700.

A seat chart on the website showed that the stage would be built in center field, just in front of Greene’s Hill — and it looked all or most of the seats in Globe Life Park other than the outfield seats would be sold for the show.

For other fans without American Express cards, tickets are scheduled to go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.



McCartney’s shows typically run nearly three hours and are known for their mix of tunes from throughout his 50-year career. He likely will play Beatles tunes as well as songs from his band Wings and his vast catalog of solo material.

The show will be a send-off of sorts for Globe Life Park, which the Rangers will leave in 2020. Globe Life Field is being built across the street for the baseball club.

Arlington city officials are working to re-purpose Globe Life Park after the Rangers move across the street. The XFL plans to put a professional football team in the facility in 2020, and Mayor Jeff Williams has said the city is working on a master plan for other construction in the area.

As for the June 14 concert, it will be part of McCartney’s Freshen Up U.S. Tour.

McCartney is known for his big stadium gigs. In 2008, he joined Billy Joel as the last performers at New York’s Shea Stadium — where The Beatles had played in 1965.

He also has played Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park.

This report includes information from the Star-Telegram archives.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney brought his One on One tour to Fresno on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, for the opening concert and was greeted by an enthusiastic audience, many of whom came from as far away as San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Gordon Dickson joined the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in 1997. He is passionate about hard news reporting, and his beats include transportation, growth, urban planning, aviation, real estate, jobs, business trends. He is originally from El Paso, and loves food, soccer and long drives.
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