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United Supermarkets will not sell Paul McCartney tickets

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The United Supermarkets “family,” which also includes Amigo’s Supermarket and Market Street, will not be Select-A-Seat outlets when tickets for Paul McCartney’s June 14 concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.

Eddie Owens, director of communications and public relations for United Supermarkets, said, “We have not had great success at these big events due to limited availability, and it seems it makes people more frustrated than happy.” The Select-A-Seat ticketing firm was created by Civic Lubbock, Inc. in 1990, according to Lisa Thomason, Select-A-Seat manager. The decision, Owens said, was made by Kris Burdis, center store business manager for United Supermarkets. “Tickets for these high-demand events sell out in a matter of minutes,” Burdis said. “In the past, we have had guests who line up at our stores and, in some instances, the first person in line was not even able to purchase a ticket. “Because of the frustration this can cause for our guests and team members, we have chosen not to open our ticket operations for this event.”

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Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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