General public tickets to Paul McCartney’s July 6 Vancouver concert will go on sale Friday, February 15 at 10 a.m.
However, according to Freshen Up tour promoter Live Nation, fans will be able to register for tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform starting Monday, February 4 at 10 a.m. and ending Thursday, February 7 at 10 p.m. Here’s the link for verified fans.
Verified fans will be able to start buying tickets from Monday, February 11 at 10 a.m., while supplies last.
American Express card members can also buy tickets early, from Tuesday, February 12 at 10 a.m. to Thursday, February 14 at 10 p.m.
The Vancouver Sun and The Province will also offer a chance at presale tickets on Feb 14 from 10 am to 10 pm.
The Freshen Up tour will highlight McCartney’s newest album Egypt Station. The Vancouver concert is expected to last three hours and also feature songs from McCartney’s days as a Beatle, with Wings and his solo albums.
The July show will mark McCartney’s third visit to Vancouver in seven years following a 48-year absence.
Prior to his 2012 sold-out show at B.C. Place Stadium, the last time McCartney graced a stage in Vancouver was Aug. 22, 1964 when the Beatles played Empire Stadium.
Unlike that Fab Four show, which was cut short due to fear of a riot, the 2012 show was memorable for all the right reasons.
“The catalogue of tunes is positively staggering. It was pretty clear that McCartney really loves performing them too. From the ukulele strumming on Something to the other classics during the latter half of the night he was in much better voice and bouncing around in those Beatle boots like a mop-topped lad of yore,” wrote Postmedia music writer Stuart Derdeyn. “That may have been decades ago, but Paul McCartney still does his legacy justice. Few of his living peers can make any similar claim. This was a bucket list gig and turned out to be one for the memory books as well.”
McCartney last performed in Vancouver in 2016, when he gave two shows at Rogers Arena as part of his One on One Tour that were well received by fans and critics alike.