Paul McCartney’s upcoming concert in Mexico City set a record with its ticket sales. Tickets for the show on Thursday May 27th in Foro Sol Stadium, which seats 60,000 people, sold out in just a few minutes, putting McCartney at the top of the quickest-to-sell-out concerts list for the enormous stadium. Previously, the record was held by Radiohead and Madonna.
The May 27th show will be McCartney’s first concert in Mexico since 2002. Hopefully, the overwhelming demand for tickets to the Mexico City concert will make it easy for Sir Paul to commit to playing at the ruins of Chichen Itza in 2011. According to several sources, McCartney has already agreed to play the Chichen Itza show in Yucatan and that all that needs to be finalized is the date.
Previous artists to play at Chichen Itza include Placido Domingo, Sarah Brightman, and Elton John. The governor of Yucatan and National Institute of Anthropology and History are committed to bringing big name performers to Chichen Itza to promote tourism to the Yucatan. Below is a video from Elton John’s recent performance at the incredible ruins.[vsw id=”zl-zU8hD4Z0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]