Senior citizens Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Neil Young are still alive, still performing and still ready to take your money as additional tickets to “Oldchella” went on sale Saturday.
The first round of pricey tickets for the desert’s latest major music festival sold out in just a few hours earlier this year, but concert promoter Goldenvoice says additional Desert Trip tickets will be available Saturday, with some set aside for the locals in Palm Springs and the rest of the Coachella Valley.
With snarky references to “Oldchella” due to the performers’ ages, the sell-out concert will be at the same venue and be put on by the same company as the famed annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that features more current rock stars.
McCartney is 74, Mick Jagger 73, Bob Dylan s 75 and Neil Young is the youngster at 70. The adoring crowd is expected to include a lot of people who are their contemporaries.
The Desert Trip is set for the weekends of Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16 at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, with the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger Waters and The Who slated to perform.
A limited number of passes were to be made available Saturday morning. Single-day general admission tickets are $225, after convenience fees, with multi-day tickets and special tickets going for double that — and a lot more.
Sales to the general public start at 1 p.m., but Coachella Valley residents had the first shot at tickets at 8 a.m., either by going to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden or buying them online at www.deserttrip.com .
Residents will have to prove their Coachella Valley residency in person with a valid ID or online with a zip code billing or shipping address to qualify for the early sale.
The offer extends to residents living in the following zip codes: 92201, 92202, 92203, 92210, 92211, 92230, 92234, 92236, 92240, 92241, 92253, 92254, 92255, 92258, 92260, 92261, 92262, 92263, 92264, 92270, 92274, 92275, 92276, and 92292.
For a full list of ticket prices, visit http://www.goldenvoice.com/deserttrip/dt16_servicecharges_v3.pdf .
–Staff and wire reports