Port City Music Hall has announced that The State Theatre is releasing another block of tickets to the sold-out Mumford & Sons show — but initially, the extra tickets are only being sold to people who show up in person at the Port City Music Hall’s 504 Congress St. location.
The first opportunity to buy some of the extra ducats came at 10 a.m. today, just prior to which Port City Music Hall posted a message on its Facebook page saying a “huge line” had already formed.
If you missed that notice and aren’t in that line, breathe easy. The venue is scheduled to sell more tickets tomorrow morning at the same time, then still another opportunity will arise when whatever tickets are remaining are put up for sale online Saturday at 10 a.m. The ticket window on Congress Street will be open until 6 p.m. both today and Friday, for what it’s worth.
The additional leak of tickets, according to a Port City Music Hall Facebook post, is to ensure Portlanders and Mainers get ample chance to attend the big concert.
When the first and primary allotment of tickets for the exclusive Aug. 4 show went on sale June 1, they sold out in about an hour.
Tickets are $69 apiece if you buy them at Port City Music Hall, and there’s a limit of six tickets per person.
One of the reasons this show is so hot is that it’s one of only four American sites in Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen Of The Road tour. The British folk rock band’s first full-length album “Sigh No More” hit No. 1 on the charts in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand before peaking at No. 2 in England and on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts in 2010.
There have been hints that the band’s highly anticipated follow-up could be released as early as late September, meaning attendees at the Aug. 4 concert on the Eastern Promenade could very well hear the latest yet-to-be-released material Mumford & Sons has in the works.