Paul McCartney Announces First Two Dates for 'Up and Coming' Tour
Paul McCartney has announced the first two dates of his forthcoming, extensive 'Up and Coming' 2010 tour. In keeping with his headline-making special concerts over the last few years, the tour will see the iconic star and his band play unique venues, places and locations; new cities he's never played and familiar markets he's not visited for a while.
Paul's first live concert of 2010 will take place in Glendale, Arizona at the Jobing.com Arena on Sunday 28 March. This will be Paul's first appearance in Arizona since 2005's mega 'U.S. Tour' which saw Paul rock out across America, performing 37 sell-out magical performances.
Straight off the back of the Arizona date, Paul will return to the legendary Hollywood Bowl for the first time since 1993. Paul first appeared at the Bowl with The Beatles 46 years ago in August 1964 and then again a year later in August 1965. These shows were recorded for a live album (The Beatles At Hollywood Bowl) that was not released until May 1977. As with all The Beatles live shows, the technological limitations of the day found the band overpowered by the screams of female fans. Decades later the crowds are just as loud but superior technology now allows Paul to overpower the screams, and overpower them he does! Macca's live shows have reached a new legendary status in recent years, garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike wherever he goes.
These will be Paul's first U.S. shows since his five-week 'Summer Live '09' tour last year, which was prefaced by a triumphant sold out headline set at the 2009 Coachella festival and a surprise performance for CBS' Late Show with David Letterman on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater (inside which The Beatles made TV history decades ago) that drew throngs packing Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square. The 'Summer Live '09' tour began in earnest with an already legendary inaugural run of shows at New York's Citi Field Stadium (JamBase review), the site of the former Shea Stadium where The Beatles played the 1965 concert that set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show. Critics hailed the Citi Field performances, seen by over 100,000 people, as the concert experience of a lifetime. Those performances were immortalized on last year's RIAA gold-certified multi-disc CD/DVD Good Evening New York City.
The new show will feature a typically diverse set list drawing on 2 hours plus worth of selections spanning the catalogues of The Beatles, Wings and Paul's solo career, including tracks from The Fireman's 2008 album Electric Arguments. There will be some never-before-played-on-U.S.-soil songs added to the setlist as well as the U.S. live premiere of '(I Want To) Come Home,' Paul's Golden Globe nominated track from the Robert De Niro movie Everybody's Fine.
More live shows to be announced soon.
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