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Tickets go on sale for Beatles legend Paul McCartney in Costa Rica

The wait is over: Tickets have started to go on sale for the May 1 Paul McCartney concert at San José’s National Stadium – perhaps the only building in Costa Rica that could hold even a fraction of his fans.

After his exhaustive “Out There” tour in 2013, the beloved Beatle decided to extend his travels by at least two more stops: Santiago, Chile, on April 21 and San José, Costa Rica. His concert likely will feature many songs from his album “New,” released in October 2013, although Beatles fans can expect some classics as well.

According to the daily La Nación and concert producers Ocesa Costa Rica, a limited number of tickets were made available on Monday through Sir Paul’s website, As of 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, tickets were still available via McCartney’s website, which redirects fans to That’s your best chance to get tickets now, before the limited number runs out.

On Tuesday, also made tickets available to Credomatic American Express cardholders. On Thursday, March 20, tickets will be available for all Credomatic cardholders, and on Friday, March 21, tickets finally will be available to everyone who missed out on the pre-sale.

At 71, McCartney seems as energetic (and eccentric) as ever. Ocesa filmed the following YouTube promo, which has already garnered nearly 20,000 views.

While VIP tickets can be incredibly pricey, assume that the stadium will run out fast. After a half-century of making music, McCartney is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

Paul McCartney plays May 1 at the National Stadium in La Sabana Park, in western San José, at 7 p.m. Available tickets are priced as follows: General Admission (back main floor) ₡30,000 ($60),  Upper South seats ₡40,000 ($80), Lower South seats ₡55,000 ($110), Upper East and West seats ₡120,000 ($240), Lower East and West seats ₡170,000 ($340), Silver seating ₡240,000 ($480), Gold seating ₡285,000 ($570), Platinum Square (in front of stage) ₡345,000 ($700). Buy tickets online at: eTicket website.

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