McCARTNEY SELLS OUT VEGAS IN 7 SECONDS
posted by Jim Abbott
Mar 10, 2009 11:29:38 AM
Uh, that's Paul, not Jesse.
-- whose latest release as The Fireman is incredibly awesome, by the way -- will be playing April 19
the New Joint
at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
in Las Vegas
. The 4000 tickets were sold-out in seven seconds
, Mac's people report, which averages about 600 seats a second
Not satisfied with speed-of-light-commerce, McCartney also plans to set other world records (that must be a world record right?) at the performance itself. The idea? To break the Guinness mark for most couples hugging simultaneously. The current mark: 1,451.
More below:PAUL McCARTNEY VEGAS SHOW SELLS OUT IN RECORD SEVEN SECONDS
Multiple World Records Likely To Be Set By April 19 One-Off at The New Joint at the Hard RockPaul McCartney's one night stand
April 19 at Las Vegas' New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has already set a world record
, moving all 4000 tickets in a mere seven seconds
--a rate of nearly 600 seats a second.
According to promoters Concerts West/AEG Live, the show may well set additional records, including the record for the planet's biggest "love-in" for Valentine couples: Tickets were deliberately put on sale on February 14th so that lovers could express their feelings with the ultimate Valentine's Day gift surprise.
"Although Guinness World Records cites numerous records relating to Valentine's Day, nobody has managed a Valentine's party this big before - so we'll be claiming that", said a spokesman for Concerts West/AEG Live. "And there is another Guinness record it would be cool to break there too - the world record for the most couples hugging simultaneously is 1,451, set in Taiwan in 2007."
The Joint was a 8,000 square foot concert hall at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in
Las Vegas, Nevada has now been expanded double the size. Seen above is a photo of
the previous concert hall of The Joint prior to renovation.
The Hard Rock was opened in 1995 by Peter Morton, a co-founder of the Hard Rock Cafe
franchise. Despite being located well off the strip, the music-themed 770 room hotel and
30,000 square foot casino appeal to young, trendy and hip as well as those who enjoy
the Neo Retro feel of Las Vegas.
The new $60 million Joint is double the size of the famous Vegas rock venue that became a must-play gig since first opening in 1995.
The astonishing demand for the Macca love-in which will inaugurate The New Joint is evidenced too by sky-high prices getting asked by scalpers - the respected fansite Beatles Examiner reports one pair of top-line seats are on sale at $9,999.
"It's going to be a night like Vegas has never seen before", said the spokesman, "Paul will leave The Joint smoking."blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_music_blog/2009/03/mccartney-sells-out-vegas-in-7-seconds.html