Paul McCartney “Up and Coming 2010 Tour” back to North America

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Having completed a sold out two night stand at Mexico City’s Foro Sol Stadium, Paul McCartney’s record-breaking Up and Coming 2010 Tour will swing back to North America for a series of July-August dates, including two instant sellouts: July 10 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park and July 13 at Salt Lake City’s Rio Tinto Stadium. Further details of McCartney’s upcoming dates continue to emerge, as the most celebrated performer in popular music will make his first ever Nashville appearance July 26 at the music city’s Bridgestone Area, and will return to Denver (July 15), Kansas City (July 24), Charlotte (July 28), Toronto (August 8), Montreal (August 12) and Pittsburgh (August 18) before the summer is over.

The May 27 and 28 Mexico City dates were attended by over 100,000 of the most enthusiastic McCartney fans on the planet. Featuring the first ever performances in Mexico of The Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” and the Fireman’s “Highway” and “Sing The Changes,” among numerous other highlights, the twin 2-hour-plus marathon sets found McCartney turning the 100,000-plus-attendance doubleheader into an intimate affair: The first date alone saw a local man’s dream come true as he joined Paul for an impressive soundcheck duet of “I Saw Her Standing There,” while later that night a female fan whose “I Want To Dance On Stage” sign caught Paul’s eye was invited to do just that for an encore of “Get Back.”

Macca will be anything but idle in the month leading up to his next U.S. run: On June 2 The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was presented to McCartney at a special concert in the East Room of the White House. The performance, featuring Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Dave Grohl, Faith Hill, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris and more will air on PBS stations nationwide on Wednesday, July 28 at 8 p.m. EDT (check local listings) as “Paul McCartney: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song In Performance at the White House.” The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song was created by the Library of Congress to honor artists whose creative output transcends distinctions between musical styles and idioms, bringing diverse listeners together, and fostering mutual understanding and appreciation.

Beginning June 12, McCartney’s Up and Coming Juggernaut will swing through Dublin, the Isle of Wight, Glasgow and Cardiff before concluding with a June 27 headline at London’s Hyde Park.

The Up and Coming 2010 Tour continues to target cities McCartney has never played before as well as historically significant markets from which he’s been absent too long: The July 10 show will be McCartney’s first concert within the city of San Francisco since The Beatles wrapped their last ever tour at Candlestick Park on August 29, 1966, the July 13 date will be McCartney’s first-ever performance in Utah, and July 26 as mentioned will mark McCartney’s Nashville debut. Elsewhere, the July 15 show at Denver’s Pepsi Center and August 8 date at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre will be Paul’s first appearances in both regions in approximately five years, July 24 at Kansas City’s Sprint Center and August 12 at Montreal’s Bell Centre will end a 17- and 20-year absences from those markets respectively, and July 28 at Charlotte NC’s Time Warner Cable Arena marks Macca’s first show in the city since 1993. The current run will conclude with a pair of engagements in Pennsylvania: August 14’s return to the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia and the August 18 opening of Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, on which Paul will christen the new venue with his first Pittsburgh show in over two decades.

McCartney’s live shows have reached a new level of status in recent years, garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike. He’s pushed boundaries, performed to millions and made global news with monumental shows including performances in Moscow’s Red Square, outside of the Coliseum in Rome, the largest outdoor show ever in the Ukraine, his first performance in Tel Aviv and a live performance transmitted to a NASA space station. The Up and Coming dates, which kicked off in late March, are McCartney’s first U.S. shows since his Summer Live ’09 Tour, which was prefaced by a triumphant sold-out headline set at the 2009 Coachella festival and a surprise Late Show with David Letterman mini-concert 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. Summer Live ’09 began in earnest with an already legendary inaugural run of shows at New York’s Citi Field Stadium, 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. The Citi Field shows have since been immortalized on the gold-certified Good Evening New York City CD/DVD, released November 17 2009 by Hear Music/Concord.

Garnering rave reviews the world over, the Up and Coming Tour 2010 set list draws on two-plus hours’ 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, and has featured material never before played on U.S. soil.

Stay tuned to PaulMcCartney.com for information on tickets, additional shows and other announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
UP AND COMING TOUR 2010

06/12/10 – Dublin, Ireland – RDS
06/13/10 – Newport, UK – Isle of Wight Festival
06/20/10 – Glasgow, UK – Hampden Park
06/26/10 – Cardiff, UK – Millennium Stadium
06/27/10 – London, UK – Hard Rock Calling
07/10/10 – San Francisco, CA – AT & T Park
07/13/10 – Sandy, UT – Rio Tinto Stadium
07/15/10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/24/10 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
07/26/10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
07/28/10 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena
08/08/10 – Toronto, ONT – Air Canada Center
08/12/10 – Montreal, QUE – Bell Center
08/14/10 – Philadelphia, PA – Wachovia Center
08/18/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center

PAUL MCCARTNEY SETS RECORD FOR FASTEST EVER SELLING SHOW

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Macca mania has hit the streets of Mexico City! Paul McCartney’s forthcoming show at the Foro Sol Stadium on Thursday May 27th is set to be a wild night. The people of Mexico have made it clear to their musical hero that they are desperate to see him and can’t wait to be rocked. Tickets for the 60,000 capacity stadium sold out in literally a matter of minutes, setting a brand new record! In fact sources at Ticketmaster Mexico think the tickets could have gone even faster but the technology couldn’t support the overwhelming demand!

Since opening in 1993 the Foro Sol Stadium has been host to some of the most iconic names in music. It’s seen performances from the likes of AC/DC, Aerosmith, Coldplay, David Bowie, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, The Rolling Stones, The Police and The Killers. The previous record for fastest selling tickets was set by Radiohead last year and before that Madonna in 2008.

Paul’s forthcoming show is part of his all-new ‘Up And Coming Tour’, which kicked off to rave reviews in the US on March 28th. The show on May 27th will be Paul’s first show in Mexico since 2002 when he performed three shows at the Palacio de los Deportes. Paul’s first visit to Mexico was in 1993 on his ‘New World Tour’.

Mexican promoters for the show Bruce Moran at Live Nation and Memo Parra at OCESA commented: “Paul McCartney has made history once again! His upcoming Mexico City show is the fastest sellout in the history of the venue, Foro Sol. Everyone at Live Nation and OCESA are thrilled and honored that Sir Paul has agreed to return to Mexico, and the public has responded to the news in just an overwhelming fashion. Only the thrill of seeing Sir Paul McCartney live at Foro Sol will top the excitement in Mexico today!”

Paul’s ‘Up And Coming Tour’ comes to the UK and Ireland in June with five special dates, culminating with a headline show at Hyde Park’s Hard Rock Calling Festival on Sunday June 27th, which might be the last chance to catch his show this year in the UK.

Paul McCartney adds more shows to “Up and Coming Tour”

Paul McCartney
Hot-off-the-heels of announcing the first two concerts of Paul McCartney’s forthcoming ‘Up and Coming Tour’ (Glendale AZ on 28th March and Hollywood CA on 30th March), the rumor mill has gone into overdrive predicting where Macca and his band will turn up next.

The speculation ends today with the announcement of two shows that are set to be his hottest of the year. The first is at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami on the 3rd of April; the only Florida appearance of the tour, the April 3 gig is also Paul’s first show in Miami since he launched his massive 2005 ‘US Tour’ at Miami’s American Airlines Arena five years ago. On April 5th Paul will play his first ever show in Puerto Rico.

In addition, unprecedented response to the presale for Paul’s March 30 return to the Hollywood Bowl has necessitated the addition of a second show on March 31. Both shows will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, February 28.

These new dates are in keeping with Paul’s huge headline making concerts over the last few years, where the world’s biggest rock star has played to millions of people across the globe. These concerts have taken Paul to places he’s never been before, unique settings, venues and locations, and these new dates are no exception.

The Arizona and California dates will be Paul’s first US 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 the 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, 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 tour will feature a typically diverse set list, drawing on two 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-US-soil songs added to the set list, as well as the US 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. Keep checking http://www.paulmccartney.com

To purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000.

Up and Coming Tour

Dates so far:

Sunday 28th March – Jobing.com Arena, Glendale AZ
Tuesday 30th March – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Wednesday 31st March – Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles CA
Saturday 3rd April – Sun Life Stadium, MiamiFL
Monday 5th April – Coliseo De Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Paul McCartney: Up and Coming 2010

Paul McCartney
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 28th March. This will be Paul’s first appearance in Arizona since 2005’s mega ‘US 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 US 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, 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-US-soil songs added to the set list as well as the US live premiere of ‘(I Want To) Come Home’, Paul’s Golden Globe nominated track from the Robert De Niro movie ‘Everybody’s Fine’.

Paul finished 2009 on a high when he brought his ‘Good Evening Europe’ tour to a close on the 22nd of December with his only UK show at London’s O2 Arena. Reviews for the show were phenomenal and prove that Paul McCartney is a live experience that no-one should miss. “The man is living history and the way he continues to bring new energy to his past is incredible,’ reported the UK’s largest Sunday paper, News Of The World. The Telegraph exclaimed, “Paul McCartney used his only UK concert of 2009 as a showcase for an epic display of back-to-back basics music-making. Armed only with his four-piece band and the greatest collection of hits in pop history, he traveled back and forth across the decades like the Dr Who of rock and roll. Whatever elixir the 67-year-old Macca is running on remains a mystery, but he seems to get a huge charge from performing to an audience, especially one that is bombarding him with waves of adoration.”

Should an artist be able to reclaim a song?

I was listening to Christmas music on a local radio station and Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time.” Wonderful ChristmastimeIt’s a dreadful song. Not because of the lyrics or Paul’s voice–its the music. It’s dreadfully dated like a green shag rug. So here is the question: When an artist records a song that is good, but dreadfully dated should they be able to rerecord the song and erase the old version for good? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be rid of many of those bad disco tunes with something a bit more timeless?

In case you can’t recall what “Wonderful Christmas Time” sounds like here it is:

Paul McCartney to release “Good Evening New York City”

paul-mccartney-good-evening“It was three great nights for the band and for me personally it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously. Even more exciting because this time round you could hear us!”

Paul McCartney’s historic three-night musical christening of New York’s Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases Good Evening New York City. This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney’s traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast). The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. In any configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising Good Evening New York City are a must-have for attendees wishing to relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn’t get tickets and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living legend. Good Evening New York City marks McCartney’s 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007’s highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full. The standard version of Good Evening New York City will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold.

As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show–and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the original stadium’s demolition. As documented on Good Evening New York City, “I’m Down” from the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows, albeit this time played through a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans (though there were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights of Good Evening New York City include faithful takes on Beatles classics “Drive My Car,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Blackbird,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back In The USSR,” “Paperback Writer,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Helter Skelter” and more, plus “Something” rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of “A Day In The Life” and “Give Peace A Chance.” Wings era chestnuts include “Band On The Run,” “My Love,” “Let Me Roll It” and the pyrotechnic tour de force of “Live And Let Die,” while timeless McCartney solo material ranges from “Here Today” to the upbeat “Flaming Pie” and “Dance Tonight” to a pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.

The concert footage featured on Good Evening New York City standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be… Naked and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles’ Love album.

The deluxe edition bonus DVD will feature footage of McCartney’s July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, previously available only as a webcast on the Late Show with David Letterman website. The marquee set, which marked McCartney’s return to the site of The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page headlines and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth generated a crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.

Paul McCartney’s July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. On November 17, Good Evening New York City will document it for the ages.

Paul McCartney to release “Good Evening New York City”

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney’s historic three-night musical christening of New York’s Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases “Good Evening New York City”. This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney’s traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast). The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. In any configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising “Good Evening New York City” are a must-have for attendees wishing to relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn’t get tickets and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living legend. “Good Evening New York City” marks McCartney’s 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007’s highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full. The standard version of “Good Evening New York City” will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold.

As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show–and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the original stadium’s demolition. As documented on “Good Evening New York City”, “I’m Down” from the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows, albeit this time played through a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans (though there were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights of “Good Evening New York City” include faithful takes on Beatles classics “Drive My Car,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Blackbird,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back In The USSR,” “Paperback Writer,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Helter Skelter” and more, plus “Something” rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of “A Day In The Life” and “Give Peace A Chance.” Wings era chestnuts include “Band On The Run,” “My Love,” “Let Me Roll It” and the pyrotechnic tour de force of “Live And Let Die,” while timeless McCartney solo material ranges from “Here Today” to the upbeat “Flaming Pie” and “Dance Tonight” to a pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.

The concert footage featured on “Good Evening New York City” standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be…Naked, and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles’ Love album.

The deluxe edition bonus DVD will feature footage of McCartney’s July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, previously available only as a webcast on the Late Show with David Letterman website. The marquee set, which marked McCartney’s return to the site of The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page headlines and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth generated a crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.

Paul McCartney’s July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. On November 17, “Good Evening New York City” will document it for the ages.

Paul McCartney’s Vegas show sells out in seven seconds

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney’s one night stand April 19 at Las Vegas’ New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has already set a world record, moving all 4000 tickets in a mere seven seconds–a rate of nearly 600 seats a second.

According to promoters Concerts West/AEG Live, the show may well set additional records, including the record for the planet’s biggest “love-in” for Valentine couples: Tickets were deliberately put on sale on February 14th so that lovers could express their feelings with the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift surprise.

“Although Guinness World Records cites numerous records relating to Valentine’s Day, nobody has managed a Valentine’s party this big before – so we’ll be claiming that”, said a spokesman for Concerts West/AEG Live. “And there is another Guinness record it would be cool to break there too – the world record for the most couples hugging simultaneously is 1,451, set in Taiwan in 2007.”

The new $60 million Joint is double the size of the famous Vegas rock venue that became a must-play gig since first opening in 1995.

The astonishing demand for the Macca love-in which will inaugurate The New Joint is evidenced too by sky-high prices getting asked by scalpers – the respected fansite Beatles Examiner reports one pair of top-line seats are on sale at $9,999.

“It’s going to be a night like Vegas has never seen before”, said the spokesman, “Paul will leave The Joint smoking”.

Paul McCartney to perform at Coachella and debut “Fireman” material

Paul McCartney has been confirmed to headline the Friday April 17 opening night of the 2009 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. McCartney’s set, his first ever at Coachella, will feature the live debut of material from Electric Arguments, the new album released under the Fireman alias he shares with producer/musician Youth.

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

Prior to Coachella, McCartney will be joined by special guest drummer Dave Grohl for a performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live Sunday, Feb. 8 from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). McCartney has two nominations for GRAMMYs this year: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance (“That Was Me”) and Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance (“I Saw Her Standing There”).

War child announces Heroes song list and artists

War Child and Astralwerks Records are pleased to announce the full track list and artist lineup for the new benefit album, Heroes, which will be released on February 24, 2009. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Heroes will go to support War Child, an award winning charity that provides humanitarian assistance to war-affected children in some of the most devastated regions of the world.

War Child
War Child

The album’s concept mirrors one of the intrinsic aims of War Child’s efforts in war zones around the world – to place faith in the next generation. We asked some of the biggest legends in music history to select a classic track from their own songwriting canon, and nominate an artist from the next generation to create a modern reworking of that classic song. This album is the result: 16 exclusive and truly inspired cover versions.

The track list in full:

1. Beck (Bob Dylan – “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”)
2. The Kooks (The Kinks – “Victoria”)
3. The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen – “Atlantic City”)
4. Hot Chip (Joy Division – “Transmission”)
5. Lily Allen feat. Mick Jones (The Clash – “Straight To Hell”)
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker”)
7. Franz Ferdinand (Blondie – “Call Me”)
8. Duffy (Paul McCartney – “Live And Let Die”)
9. Estelle (Stevie Wonder – “Superstition”)
10. Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson -” Wonderful & Song For Children”)
11. Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music – “Do The Strand”)
12. Peaches (Iggy Pop – “Search And Destroy”)
13. Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen – “Take This Waltz”)
14. Elbow (U2 – “Running To Stand Still”)
15. The Like (Elvis Costello – “You Belong To Me”)
16. TV On The Radio (David Bowie – “Heroes”)

“I have been supporting War Child since 1995. Their work with children in war zones saves lives and their work with those who take decisions that help them to do something about it saves even more lives. The breadth of talent on this project is amazing; it’s great that so many people gave their time, energy and support to this initiative. I urge everyone to support War Child.” – Sir Paul McCartney

“War Child do exactly what it says on the tin. These kids shouldn’t be in such circumstances in the first place, but they are, so thank god someone’s doing something about it.” – Guy Garvey, Elbow

“On television we are constantly bombarded by all these horrific images. It’s important to realize that they are real people, real children, and that they need real help and real love.” – Rufus Wainwright

The album is dedicated to the support of the real heroes – children who live with the brutal effects of war.