Second special Khalid concert at Don Haskins Center added
Fans of Khalid anxiously waited to purchase tickets Friday morning.
Grammy nominee and 20-year-old acclaimed singer-songwriter Khalid revealed a special hometown show in El Paso on Wednesday.
He's scheduled to perform in El Paso on Sept. 14 at the Don Haskins Center.
Tickets went on sale Friday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com.
The outing was inspired by Khalid's late puppy Roxy, who was rescued from a Los Angeles-based animal shelter, but tragically passed away.
Khalid is passionate about using his platform to support animal rights and finding safe, humane environments for animals to live.
A $1 donation per every ticket sold to the El Paso show will be given to a local animal shelter, as was the case throughout the full run of the tour.
Jorge Vazquez, executive director of Special Events at UTEP, on Friday around 11 a.m. said thousands of tickets were still available.
He suggests fans purchase their tickets in person at the UTEP Box Office.
Around 11 a.m., Khalid addressed fans who were having trouble purchasing tickets online.
At 11:45 a.m. Friday, the artist announced he was adding a second show on Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.
Many people say they are excited to hear Khalid’s music but more importantly they are looking forward to watch an artist that continues to put their city on the map.
"There’s not really anyone right now that’s as big as him in El Paso. He’s putting the city on the map a lot,” said Alonso Barron from West El Paso.
Several ticket buyers say purchasing tickets for the show was stressful but well worth it.
“Its been stressful but I got my tickets so I’m okay,” said Stephanie Baca from West El Paso.
UTEP events tell CBS 4 they had already planned for a second show in case ticket sales went well which is why the artist was able to approve a second show so fast.
"He’s a superstar at this point and having one show would not be enough. We needed to have at least two shows,” said Jorge Vazquez who is the executive director for UTEP events.