Paul McCartney opens his 2019 U.S. tour in Raleigh, and prices are already sky-high on the secondary market

Paul McCartney, shown here at the 2016 Coachella Festival, will open his 2019 U.S. tour in Raleigh on May 27.Gary Wiepert AP

If you want to see Paul McCartney at close range next year, be aware: It’s probably going to cost you. A lot.

The “official” public on-sale for McCartney’s U.S. tour-opening show, May 27 at Raleigh’s PNC Area, is Friday. But a pre-sale that began Tuesday morning for American Express cardholders gives a clue as to what’s in store.

The original face prices on McCartney tickets for Raleigh range from $35.50 to $250. But some pre-sale buyers have already put tickets for sale on StubHub, where the lowest price as of Tuesday afternoon was $104.79 — close to triple the original lowest price.

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