Welcome to Wednesday and a concert tour announcement that will bring one of the legendary Beatles to some choice stadiums across North America so let me get right down to it with some tour artwork, the official press release and the dates of those lucky cities. Don’t worry, I will return at the close like always.
The Press Release:
PAUL McCARTNEY – ONE ON ONE
New Jersey Date Confirmed, August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Paul McCartney has confirmed that his hotly anticipated, brand new One On One tour will be coming to New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets.
On August 7, Paul will return to New Jersey for the first time in 14 years for one night only. This will be the only tri-state area stop for the leg of this new One On One tour which promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, 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.
One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”
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.
The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.
Tickets for the New Jersey date will be on sale Friday, April 22 at 10am EST via Ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. If tickets remain they will also be available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office beginning Monday, April 25 at 11am EST. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 18 at 10am EST through Thursday, April 21 at 10pm EST. Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.
North American Dates 2016:
April 13 – Fresno, CA – SaveMart Arena
April 15 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
April 17 – Seattle, WA – Key Arena
April 19 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 20 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena
April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21- Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I have been pretty much a lifelong Beatles fan, I’ve only ever caught Sir Paul McCartney once in concert and this was when he played the newly opened Citi Field. Those shows were captured on a live DVD and CD set and are a recommendation from us for sure. I can only imagine what this show is going to be like overall and am hoping against hope that I will be able to be a part of the event that hits Metlife Stadium. Tickets are going to go fast for this one since the tour is only about 17 dates in full (unless he plans on adding some more). What do you think of this touring announcement? Have you seen Paul in concert before? Let us know in the comments section below.
Official Website: http://www.paulmccartney.com