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CHICAGO (CBS) – Tickets sold out fast Monday for the first of two concerts by Sir Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field later this summer.

As of 11 a.m., tickets for McCartney’s Sunday, July 31, show at the Cubs ballpark had sold out. Tickets remained available on tickets.com for the show on Monday, Aug. 1, ranging in price from $165 for the better seats to $29.50 for seats alongside the Cubs press box.

A front-row package with one front row ticket, a special entrance, a personal reception and an invitation to the sound check is being sold for $2,000.

Tickets went on sale Monday morning, via tickets.com.

In addition to the Wrigley Field shows, McCartney will be playing at Comerica Park in Detroit on July 24, and at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Aug. 4.

McCartney last played Chicago in 2005.

But the last time McCartney played in a Chicago baseball park, he had John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr with him. The Beatles played at old Comiskey Park in 1965.

The 97-year-old Wrigley Field has hosted concerts for four of the last six years. The first were by Jimmy Buffett, who played a pair of Labor Day concerts in 2005.

The Police played at the ballpark in 2007, and Elton John and Billy Joel, as well as Rascal Flatts played in 2009. The Dave Matthews Band played the ballpark last year.

The Cubs agreed to take a year off from concerts in 2006 to ease the strain of the concerts on neighborhood residents. There also were no concerts at the ballpark in 2008.

Attendance for Cubs games has lagged this season, as the team has struggled.

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