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Paul McCartney adds second show at Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center

By Chris Macias

May 05, 2016 01:50 PM

With presale tickets moving swiftly for Paul McCartney’s Oct. 4 appearance to inaugurate Golden 1 Center, a second show has been added for Oct. 5.

Tickets for McCartney’s second concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday along with remaining tickets for the Oct. 4 appearance. These concerts from the former Beatles member mark the first events for the $518.8 million arena at Fifth and L streets.

Kings officials would not disclose how many tickets are being released for each show, but the Oct. 4 concert is on track to sell out quickly. Presale tickets were offered to a variety of parties since Tuesday, including members of McCartney’s fan club, American Express cardholders and Sacramento Kings season ticket holders.

“What an amazing response to an historic event for Sacramento,” Kings President Chris Granger said in a statement. “We’re honored to have Paul play back-to-back shows and launch Golden 1 Center in true rock and roll fashion.”

As McCartney fans from the Sacramento area and beyond slammed computer servers in trying to buy tickets, complaints arose about presale codes that weren’t working. Melinda Willey of Sacramento received error messages after entering a presale code of “LETITBE” for Golden 1 members on Thursday morning.

“I called the Kings (office) and they said it was not their problem; it was a Ticketmaster problem,” said Willey. “By the time it gets resolved there probably won’t be any tickets left. It’s disappointing.”

A spokesman for the Kings said the organization wasn’t aware of problems with presale ticket codes.

Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $250, with a limit of four per person. VIP packages, which include entrance to the show’s sound check and other perks, are also being sold for upward of $2,096 each.

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