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General admission tickets to Paul McCartney concert sold out

ALBANY - If you didn't nab tickets to see Sir Paul, chances are, you're out of luck.

Tickets for this summer's concert went on sale at 10 a.m. Monday.

Within 30 minutes, all of the general admission tickets, were sold out.

Several folks lined up outside the arena for a shot at seats.

One couple says they showed up around 2 a.m., but there was no one there yet, so they went back home, and came back two hours later.

Paul McCartney's concert is on July 5th at the Times Union Center.

While the general admission tickets are sold out, there are still some VIP packages left.

Albany County Sheriff's Department to talk motorcycle safety

The Albany County Sheriff’s Department will be talking motorcycle safety on Friday.

A press conference will highlight new data that shows an increase in motorcycle registrations and license endorsements.

It will also talk about programs being put in place to decrease motorcycle accidents.

The SAAD chapter at Shaker High School will also unveil their 2014 Stop DWI motorcycle safety slogan.

Albany Diocese to celebrate ordination and installation of new bishop

ALBANY -- Parishioners in the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese are excited about the upcoming ordination and installation of a new bishop.

The ceremony kicks off Thursday afternoon at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany. Bishop-elect Edward Scharfenberger is set to become the 10th bishop since the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese began back in 1847.

Bishop Howard Hubbard has been bishop of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese for the past 37 years.

"So for many of the people in the diocese, he's the only bishop they've ever known," said the Rev. Kenneth Doyle from the Parish of Mater Christi in Albany.

But come Thursday, the diocese will officially have a new bishop. The ordination and installation of Scharfenberger will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany in front of about 1,200 people.

Doyle walked NewsChannel 13 through the process.

Paul McCartney coming to Times Union Center

Paul McCartney - AP

It’s official – Sir Paul McCartney is coming to Albany.

The Times Union Center announced on Tuesday afternoon that the former Beatle will perform there on Saturday, July 5.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. They range from $29.50 to $253.

Before making the announcement, Times Union Center officials had teased that an event was coming that would be the “biggest Albany has seen in over a decade.”

Other U.S. stops announced today include New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Louisville.

Before he comes to the United States, McCartney is making stops in Japan and South Korea.

Trump, Astorinio, Paladino at pro-gun rally in Albany

ALBANY – An estimated 3,500 people rallied Tuesday at Empire State Plaza, demanding the repeal of the New York SAFE Act and the ouster of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Though a federal judge ruled the expanded ban on assault weapons is constitutional, the protestors said they are not giving up their fight.

"The SAFE Act is unconstitutional," Michelle Chiaverini, of Penn Yan, told NewsChannel 13. "I'm here to support that it be repealed."

The protestors have a supporter in billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who flew in by helicopter to address the crowd. Trump announced that he has a pistol permit.

"I'm a big Second Amendment person," Trump said. "I'm a big, strong believer in it… I wanted to be here to support you. I’ll be with you no matter where you are."

ESYO performing for Northern River Family Services

Enjoy some good music while helping a good cause.

Empire State Youth Orchestra is performing a concert to benefit the Northern Rivers Family Services.

The concert is scheduled for Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan Street in Albany.

Tickets cost $35. For more information please call (518) 382-7581.

St. Rose, Siena, come together for 'One Billion Rising'

Two local colleges are coming together on Friday to help women who are victims of violence.

Events for the "One Billion Rising" campaign are taking place at St. Rose and Siena Colleges on March 28.

Through 1 p.m. the St. Rose event include representatives from Albany County Crime Victims and Sexual Violence Center, among others. Additional events will also be taking place on the Siena campus.