New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Paul McCartney Ticket Prices
An investigation is on-going by the New York State Attorney General's office for what they are calling "exorbitant" prices being charged to see Paul McCartney at Syracuse's Carrier Dome in September.Tickets for the Beatles legend and two time Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer went on sale this past Tuesday, but within hours - tickets were sold out. That left many people going to various third-party ticket sales sites to purchase tickets to the show. Tickets on those sites were priced as high as $11,000.
According to Syracuse.com, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office has received "at least one" complaint about the extremely high price of the tickets. If found to be involved in sketchy ticket sales, the AG's office could impose fines and even possible criminal charges. Right now it's still too early to know if anything illegal is related to the high ticket prices.
Late last year, Governor Cuomo's office signed legislation to crack down on scalpers who use software known as "bots" to purchase large amounts of tickets.
Paul McCartney's concert is September 23 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse