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Sunday 29 November 2015

Fury over £900 tickets for Paul McCartney at O2 Arena

Published 03/12/2009

Prices of more than £900 for VIP tickets to see Paul McCartney in the O2 Arena have been slammed as "outrageous" by consumer watchdogs.

Special packages that include access to the soundcheck at the legendary singer's Dublin concert will set fans back €1,032.

And those desperate to get to the gig may feel they have no other option -- the regular tickets sold out within an hour on October 28.

The Republic's Consumer's Association said the VIP packages were cynical attempts to get more money from fans.

But spokesman Michael Kilcoyne also said he had no sympathy for anyone "foolish or well off enough" to fork out the massive sums.

Aiken Promotions have no connection with the packages, which are on sale from Event Travel Ltd through Ticketmaster.

Regular tickets were priced between €86.25 and €156.25.

Event Travel Ltd is selling a "Hot Sound Package" that includes a premium seat, VIP entrance where available, and access to the soundcheck.

The pass also includes a pre-show dinner reception, buffet with complimentary bar, collectable tour laminate programme and access to a "crowd free" merchandise booth.

VIP ticketholders also get an official Paul McCartney tour blanket.

Source Eveing Herald

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