Paul McCartney Reached Out to Lubbock, Asking to Play Concert in Buddy Holly's Hometown

- LUBBOCK, TX -- Texas Tech President Duane Nellis announced Wednesday morning at the Buddy Holly Center that Paul McCartney will perform June 14 in the United Spirit Arena. 

In that same news conference Mayor Glen Robertson said, “He [McCartney] reached out and said I want to play in the hometown of Buddy Holly.”

“This is a historic day in Lubbock,” said Robertson.

McCartney first gained fame as a member of the Beatles. The world-famous band was named in part because of inspiration from Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Holly, a Lubbock native, had his own worldwide fame in the early days of Rock and Roll music.

Robertson said cooperation between Tech and City of Lubbock helped make McCartney’s performance in Lubbock possible. Chancellor Kent Hance made a similar comment about the cooperation.

A written statement said, “Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m.”

The statement said to check to get more information on tickets as it becomes available. 

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