A BEATLES' HARD-DIE'S SITE

The Beatles North American Concert Tickets - 4

Convention Center, Las Vegas - August 20, 1964




Las Vegas is one of only a few U.S. cities in which full unused tickets have not yet turned up in collector's hands. Even stubs are fairly difficult to come across. The Beatles were paid $25,000 for the 2 shows, with no percentage of the gross. There was no promotion for the show other than radio coverage and newspapers.
8,408 people were put in an Arena designed to hold 7,500 people per show. Patrons were put behind the stage to make this possible, and the fire laws were taken to the Nth degree as far as spacing between aisles and seating.
One of the inducements for the Beatles to come to Las Vegas was that they wanted to see Las Vegas. What they saw was the airport, a limousine, a hotel, the Convention Center, the hotel, a limousine, and the airport. Because the Beatles wouldn't be seeing any of Las Vegas, slot machines were brought up to their suite for them. It wasn't a manner of win or lose, they just wanted to see what it was like.

The prices:
Afternoon (4:00)
Balcony Orange $ 2.20
Balcony Red $ 3.30
Balcony Brown $ 4.40
Main floor Blue $ 4.40
Main floor Lt. Orange $ 5.50
Main floor White $ 5.50
Evening (9:00)
Balcony Orange $ 2.20
Balcony Red $ 3.30
Balcony Brown $ 4.40
Main floor Blue $ 4.40
Main floor Lt. Orange $ 5.50
Main floor White $ 5.50

The photos used on the two Capitol picture sleeves above were taken from the 1964 Las Vegas concert.

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