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Tickets to see Paul McCartney play "When I (Was) 64" not moving

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Is Live Nation having trouble moving Paul McCartney tickets? Yesterday, the promoter released another batch of $69 tix to Sir Paul's two Fenway shows this week. (The additional tickets, for seats in the right-field lower and upper grandstands, are the result of "production modifications," according to a statement from Live Nation.) The promoter has also begun airing TV ads to hype the shows, something that was unnecessary in the case of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Phish, among other Fenway concerts. Some question whether the Red Sox could have done more to publicize the shows during home games the way the Mets did before McCartney's sold-out gigs at Citi Field. (The Mets mercilessly teased the former Beatle's shows on their big screen.) Perhaps Sir Paul's opening act, MGMT, can save the day. The Brooklyn band is blowing up. They last played in Boston at the Paradise, but their debut LP "Oracular Spectacular" has since gone on to sell 1.5 million copies. Macca and MGMT are at Fenway Wednesday and Thursday.

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