Paul Simon, to play in Dunedin. Photo supplied.
Preferential tickets to the Paul Simon concert are
available to Otago residents from today. Prices for tickets to
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 12-time Grammy
Award winner's concert are $99 for silver reserve seating and
$149 for gold reserve seating.
''The region has made a huge contribution to the stadium, so
it's fitting that they get an early opportunity to secure
tickets to this exciting event,'' Dunedin Venues chief
executive Darren Burden said yesterday.
''With the extremely competitive prices, we are expecting
tickets to sell quickly, so I'd like to encourage as many
locals as possible to get in early.''
Simon will perform at Forsyth Barr Stadium, supported by
Rufus Wainwright, on Saturday, April 6. From 9am today, Otago
residents can buy preferential tickets by using the password
''Otago'' and providing proof of address, such as an
The preferential ticket offer is available through
TicketDirect online and outlets and ends at 5pm on Thursday,
or when the allocation is exhausted.
Forsyth Barr Stadium members can purchase a maximum of six
preferential tickets from today. Tickets go on sale to the
general public at 9am on Friday.
Otago residents were offered preferential tickets for the Sir
Elton John concert at the stadium in 2011.
The move attracted controversy after it was discovered the
preferential tickets were also offered to MasterCard and