Money can't buy you love. But it can buy you one of the hottest concert tickets of the year in Tampa -- if you're quick enough on the draw.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for Paul McCartney's July 10 concert at Amalie Arena. Considering this is only the Beatle's fourth-ever concert in Tampa, they'll probably go quickly.
When the concert was announced, Kevin Preast, Amalie Arena's senior vice president of event management, said he expected a pool of about 14,000 seats to be available for the show -- although it's likely thousands have already been sold thanks to pre-sales through American Express, McCartney's fan club and other outlets.
We'll be monitoring ticket sales Monday morning to see if and when the show sells out. We'll also be monitoring any glitches purchasers might be experiencing. If you're buying tickets, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how your experience went. Smooth sailing? Great! Horrible headaches? Shut out entirely? We want to hear about that, too.
Based on the general on-sales for past hot tickets, don't be shocked if you find Ticketmaster slower than molasses, if not crashed altogether, when you try to log on at 10 a.m. Here's the ticket link. We've also got some ticket buying tips here.
-- Jay Cridlin