Monday, 2 May 2016


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Wyoming resident Steve Nelson showed up early outside Van Andel Arena on Monday, May 2, to check off an important item on his bucket list – seeing Paul in person.

Nelson was one of more than 100 fans who showed up to buy tickets for Paul's Aug. 15 concert at the arena. The show sold out quickly, mainly due to online ticket buyers who flocked to
"Like I told my wife, 'If I ever go to another concert, this has got to be it," said Nelson, who said he met John Lennon while living in England in the early 1970s.
Nelson, who also said he saw Ringo in concert several years ago, noted he won't have an opportunity to see George, who died in 2001."
"I would only do this for Paul," said Haley Gerlofs, who arrived outside the arena at 7:15 a.m. so she could buy tickets for herself and her mom.
"It's the third time I'll see him," said Gerlofs. "It's completely worth it."

While tickets became scarce quickly on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Van Andel Arena said available tickets could continue to pop up during the morning.
Tickets were available for $29.50, $99, $168, and $253 at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at . A purchase limit of six tickets applied to every order.
Pre-sale tickets were available to American Express cardholders from Thursday, April 28 through Sunday, May 1. The tickets also surfaced on re-selling sites shortly after the sale opened.
Paul launched his latest "One on One" tour on April 13. The Aug. 13 show at Van Andel Arena is his only Michigan stop on the tour.
The tour will wind its way through Europe in mid-May and June before returning stateside. Paul regularly plays three-hour shows and spans "the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music".
The Grand Rapids venue, which seats roughly 11,000 for concerts, will be intimate compared to many Paul will play on the tour, which hits primarily baseball, football and soccer stadiums, in addition to indoor arenas used by NBA and NHL teams.

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