Tickets for a one-off gig by Sir Paul McCartney in Las Vegas sold out in seven seconds after going on sale. Just 4,000 fans will be fortunate to see the former Beatle perform at the grand opening of the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on April 19.
Sales opened on February 14, Valentine’s Day, and sold at a rate of almost 600 seats a second, according to promoter Concerts West, saying it would be “a night like Vegas has never seen before.”
Prior to this, Take That held the record for the fastest sell-out of a music tour when all 600,000 tickets for their Circus tour sold out in four-and-a-half hours last year.
Organizers claim Sir Paul has beaten that sell-out feat, although this has yet to be verified by the Guinness Book of Records.
The new $60 million Joint is double the size of its predecessor. Almost every leading band has performed there at some time, including Oasis, The Killers, Linkin Park and Bon Jovi performed.
McCartney is also set to headline the opening day of the Coachella music festival in California in April.