Paul McCartney Confirms Two New Tour Dates, 8/10 & 14
Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney's Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Paul has now confirmed two more very special shows on the 2014 U.S. Out There tour.
Currently tearing through Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, with Paul's return to Japan and debut in Korea set for next month, the Out There 2014 world tour is now confirmed to visit the same pair of U.S. cities where The Beatles played their two very last shows:
* Putting the rumor mill to rest, Paul has confirmed that he will indeed return to San Francisco August 14 to play Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert. This once in a lifetime occasion is sure to be doubly bittersweet as Paul closes the same iconic venue where The Beatles played their final concert date on August 29, 1966. Of Paul's most recent visit to San Francisco, headlining last year's Outside Lands festival, the SF Weekly gushed "one of pop music's original supernovas... let us bask in its incredible warmth for the best part of three hours... the question of whether or not it was a 'good' show almost doesn't apply - Paul McCartney... was good in a way that no other show could be."
* A few days earlier on August 10, Paul will play Dodger Stadium for the first time since The Beatles' penultimate live gig on August 28, 1966. The show will be Paul's first L.A. engagement since the 2010 two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl of which the Los Angeles Times raved "It's hard to think of much in the pop music world more impressive than a 67-year-old musician holding forth for nearly three hours, outdoors on a chilly March night, while delivering some three dozen songs, the least of which would be a career highlight for almost any other artist."
The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career -- as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul's most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even 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 never disappoints.
The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.
2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one off award, the "Songwriter's Songwriter Award" chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.
Tickets for the newly announced dates will be on sale Monday, May 5 at 10am local time.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1 at 10am through Sunday, May 4 at 10pm.
Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.
Check below for the full list of tour dates:
June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
June 19 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26 - Louisville, KY - Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
July 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 12 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
July 14 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
August 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
August 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
August 14 - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
Photo Credit: MJ Kim