Paul McCartney embarks on his first European Tour since 2004
Following a massive tour of the US this summer, Paul McCartney will, in December, embark on his first European Tour since 2004. This tour will see Macca play seven special arena shows across Europe, culminating with his first ever public performance at London’s O2 Arena, which will be his only UK date of this year. Other firsts on this tour will include shows at Berlin’s O2 World venue and Dublin’s The O2. Paul’s legendary live performances are a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience. The audience gets to re-live some of the greatest moments in music from the last 50 years, many of which have become the soundtrack to living.
Paul commences his tour in Hamburg – a city he is very familiar with. Incredibly, it’s now 49 years since The Beatles historic visit, which created rock folklore and put Hamburg on the map as a musical Mecca for hundreds and thousands of music pilgrims over the years. This will be Paul’s first time back in Hamburg (as well as Arnhem, Cologne and Dublin) since his 2003 “Back In The World” tour. Meanwhile, the people of Berlin will get their first Paul McCartney concert in 16 years, since 1993’s “New World Tour”! December will take Paul back to Paris for the first time since he played an intimate club show at the Olympia in 2007.
London’s O2 Arena will host Paul’s final show of 2009 where he will bring the year to an end on a high. This will be his ONLY live show in the UK this year!
Speaking about the tour, Paul said: "This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began. Starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in between. I'm very much looking forward to ending the year on a high."
What a year 2009 has been for Paul. He kicked it off by teaming up with Dave Grohl to perform “I Saw Her Standing There” at the Grammys, where he was also nominated for two awards. In April, Paul performed in New York at the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert, “Change Begins Within”. He was joined on stage with Ringo Starr for a special finale. Paul also headlined the Coachella Festival (his first US festival appearance) and performed a show to mark the opening of The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, a gig which sold out in seven seconds, setting a new sales record with tickets selling at a rate of 600 a second. July 11th took Paul to Halifax, Nova Scotia for his first ever concert there, which took place on the Halifax Commons. The mayor of Halifax described the show as the largest and most exciting concert in its 260-year history.
Following Halifax, Paul embarked on a five-week tour of the US; ‘Summer Live ‘09’. The tour commenced with the inaugural run of shows at New York’s Citi Field Stadium, which was the site of the former Shea Stadium where The Beatles made history in 1965 when they played a concert that set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show. Critics hailed the Citi Field performances, seen by over 120,000 people, as the concert experience of a lifetime. The tour concluded in Dallas on the 19th of August.
For those of you who won’t be able to make it to one of the European shows this Christmas you can re-live the Macca magic with ‘Good Evening New York City’, a multi-disc CD/DVD featuring performances recorded at New York’s Citi Field from Paul’s ‘Summer Live ‘09’ tour released November 16th in the US and on November 23rd in the UK.
Hubs on 8th Sep 10:
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Azzurro61 on 3rd Jul 10:
“Few days ago I attended Paul's european summer tour last date at the hard rock calling festival in London. It was the third time I saw Paul live and was really umbelievable : two hours and 45 minutes of unbreaked music history! No comment but he's the greatest! Thanks Paul!”
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“ohh i love paul!!!!!!!!!!!1 i wish that i can go to one os his concerts!”
Sgt. Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club on 13th Jan 10:
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Mrs.GeorgeHarrison on 12th Jan 10:
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GeorgeHarrisonlover14 on 6th Jan 10:
“I'm gonna hypnotize him, PAUL COME TO PUERTO RICO, pretty please. NOW!!!”
Carter D. on 30th Dec 09:
“You've got it going brother. This is a great album and I recommend it to anyone who loves Paul!”
avitoosh on 25th Dec 09:
“may he stop by in Israel again... I'd pay 500 shekels (and more) one more time just to see this great legend with my very own eyes!”
FJBEATLE on 9th Dec 09:
“PAUL!!!!!!!!! COME TO ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
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