Sir Paul McCartney is a legendary music figure without a doubt and not only for his accomplishments with The Beatles, but also with Wings and as an accomplished solo performer. Earlier today it was announced that this music royalty will be returning to our region for “4” dates at four amazing venues. Check out the full press release below and then I’ll chime in with some closing thoughts.
The Press Release:
Paul McCartney has added a new run of New Jersey and New York dates to his “One On One” tour. These area dates kick off with Paul’s first ever show at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ on September 11. Paul will then take up residence in New York City, and as part of the Spectrum Concert Series will play his first full show at Madison Square Garden since 2005 on September 15. Getting back to the scene of his unforgettable 2013 Brooklyn shows, Paul will then play Barclays Center on September 19. On September 26 Paul will play his first show on Long Island since his 2002 Driving USA Tour at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank.
Paul McCartney’s “One On One” tour opened April 13, 2016 with Paul’s debut concert in Fresno CA. The show, which opened with Paul’s first performance of “A Hard Day’s Night” since The Beatles last played it 1965, drew instant and unanimous raves from near (“McCartney’s abundance of natural charm and charisma made this sold-out arena show feel and more like a really big piano bar”—The Fresno Bee) and far (“nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive… the emphasis never drifted from the music, ranging from generational anthems to post-Beatles deep cuts” — Rolling Stone). “One On One” has since logged 36 shows and counting, spanning the globe from North and South America to the UK and Europe and a current run of Japanese dates. Venues have ranged from packed stadiums and arenas to one of the most intimate gigs of Paul’s solo career to date at the 300-capacity Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in tiny Pioneertown, CA. One On One’s 2016 run wrapped up with two headlining sets at the historic Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA, which featured surprise guest appearances from Neil Young and Rihanna—a fitting coda to a tour that featured Paul joined on encores by the likes of Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic in Seattle, Jimmy Fallon in Vancouver, and both Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at a record-breaking show at Boston’s Fenway Park.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.
As with every Paul McCartney tour, One On One features dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises. State of the art audio and video technology ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house: Massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed make every Paul McCartney show a once in a lifetime event that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.
Tickets for Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and Uniondale, NY go on sale to the general public Friday, May 5 at 10am local time. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, May 1 at 10am local time through Thursday, May 4 at 10pm local time. Check the official website below for more information and check out an exclusive behind the scenes rehearsal video below:
The Tour Dates:
September 11 — Newark NJ — Prudential Center
September 12 — Newark NJ — Prudential Center *
September 15 — New York NY — Madison Square Garden
September 17 — New York NY — Madison Square Garden *
September 19 – Brooklyn NY — Barclays Center
September 21 – Brooklyn NY — Barclays Center *
September 26 — Uniondale NY — NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 27 — Uniondale NY — NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum *
* = new dates that were added on 5/5/2017
Tickets On Sale To The General Public Beginning May 5, Go To the website at the bottom of this page. For Further Details & Check Out Tour Performance Footage HERE.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Gosh what can I possibly add to this except “AWESOME”. You know despite my being a fan of the music of The Beatles for as long as I can remember listening to music, it was not until Sir Paul played one of his many gigs at the still newly opened at the time Citi Field. That was recorded and released as a superb live concert album and video which I have linked below for your purchasing pleasure. I’m going to do my best to get a ticket for one of these dates and am crossing my fingers for either MSG or the Barclays Center since they are the closest to my region and of course my musical heart. What do you readers think about this legendary musical figure returning to our region? Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://paulmccartney.com