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