July 22, 2014 -- PM.com

Help Meat Free Monday Make A NEW Video

To celebrate five years of Meat Free Monday the campaign is looking for your help to make a new fan video.

If you'd like to get involved, pick a line or two from Paul's song 'Meat Free Monday' (or pick every line if you want!) and take a photo of yourself with it. You could write the words on a piece of paper; draw them in the sand; make them out of fruit and veg; make something with the words on; do something on your computer ­ remember, the more creative your photo, the more chance you have of it being included. Feel free to involve friends, family and colleagues too! We will pick our favourites and turn them into a video for the song.

To download the song click HERE!

The lyrics are provided below (plus a few extra lines for when Paul isn't singing).

The video will be posted soon here on PaulMcCartney.com and at meatfreemondays.com...

WHAT TO DO:
1. Pick as many lines as you wish from the lyrics below ­ including (Intro), (Instrumental) and (Fade) ­ and take a photo of yourself with it (one line per photo, please!)
2. Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #MeatFreeMonday or email the photo to
mfm5years@gmail.com
3. Post your photo by midnight (BST) Friday 22 August

YOUR PHOTOS:
The selected photos will be used in a new promotional video for Meat Free Monday. Your photos should be either be landscape or square. No portrait photos, please!

Landscape is GOOD!

(Thanks to Camps Bourne School for their photo!)

Square/Instagram is GOOD!

(Thanks to Fearne Cotton for her photo!)

Portrait is NOT good!

MEAT FREE MONDAY LYRICS

(Intro)

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Think about the future
How the world will be
If we don't do something
We face calamity

Think of greenhouse gases
Melting polar ice
Ocean levels rising
Better not think twice

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Think of too much livestock
Warming up the land
Gotta think of answers
Gotta have a plan

Think about the future
How the world will be
If we don't do something
We face calamity

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

After Sunday
Meat Free Monday
And it's happening all around the world

(Instrumental)

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

Meat Free Monday
It's a fun day
And it's happening all around the world

(Fade)


July 22, 2014 -- The Guardian (UK)

Paul McCartney re-releases five of his classic albums as iPad apps

Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America get reworked for the modern-day App Store

Paul McCartney is the latest musician to experiment with the idea of albums as apps, following in the footsteps of Björk, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Snoop Lion.

Five of his classic albums ­ Band on the Run, McCartney, McCartney II, RAM and Wings over America ­ have been turned into iPad apps by label Concord Music Group, and released through Apple's App Store.

Each app includes remastered audio tracks, interviews, rare photos, album and single artwork, and videos including rehearsal footage and documentaries.

The new apps cost £5.49 ($7.99) each, which is less than the remastered albums cost from Apple's iTunes music store, where they sell for between £7.99 and £10.99.

McCartney is one of a growing number of musicians exploring apps as a new, interactive format for albums, with Björk's Biophilia app in 2011 the first high-profile example. It turned songs from the Biophilia album into mini-games, interactive art and music creation tools.

Originally released for Apple devices, the app was ported to Android in 2013, and recently became the first app to be inducted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Lady Gaga released a companion app for her ARTPOP album in November 2013, after promising "a musical and visual engineering system that combines music, art, fashion, and technology with a new, interactive, worldwide community".

What that meant in practice was a virtual turntable to play songs from the album ­ if fans had bought them from iTunes ­ and an ArtHaus feature to create and share animated GIFs of spinning pigs, slogans and other objects based on the album's lyrical themes.

Jay-Z, meanwhile, struck a deal with Samsung in 2013 to distribute up to a million free copies of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album through an Android app, although it was criticised for the level of personal data it drew from fans' smartphones.

Other artists to have released apps include Snoop Lion ­ a companion app for his Reincarnated album, and a separate Snoopify photo-sharing app selling virtual items including a $99.99 "Golden Jay" spliff ­ and Crosby, Stills & Nash, whose CSN app charged fans a monthly $3.99 subscription to get exclusive content.

The music industry's desire to make more of apps is understandable, given the growth of Apple's business in particular.

Industry analyst Mark Mulligan noted earlier this year that in 2003, music accounted for 100% of revenue on the company's iTunes store ­ unsurprising, since music was all it sold. But by the end of 2013, apps represented 62% of iTunes spending, with music less than a quarter.

While McCartney's former band The Beatles' back catalogue remains exclusive to iTunes, his solo and Wings albums are available on streaming music services like Spotify too.

The five new iPad apps represent a new way to make more digital money from those archives, although it remains to be seen whether fans who may have bought the albums several times already in different formats are tempted ­ even at the lower price.


July 22, 2014 -- Rolling Stone

Paul McCartney: The Long and Winding Q&A

An in-depth conversation about Sir Paul's latest dance-music experiments, why he has no plans to retire from touring, and what it was really like to be a Beatle.

In late May, when Paul McCartney canceled or postponed 12 dates on his Out There world tour ­ citing doctor's orders to rest up after being briefly hospitalized for a mystery virus in Tokyo ­ many fans were concerned. McCartney wasn't. "People say to me, 'Aw, that must have been terrible for you.' Well, no, actually," the former Beatle, 72, tells Rolling Stone. "No one ever tells me to rest! It was like summer holidays in school or something. I thought, 'Yeah, I can get into that.'"

McCartney says the time off from the road let him catch up on all kinds of pursuits that his heavy touring schedule might have otherwise made difficult. "I just took it really easy at home in England," he says. "My son-in-law had a film script ­ plenty of time to read that. I started jogging a bit. The weather was great, so that was cool. And then I went into my recording studio and did some music that I didn't have to do, some experimental stuff. That was a really nice musical awakening, and it made me feel better."

The day after his triumphant return to the stage in Albany, New York, McCartney called RS for a wide-ranging, hour-long conversation. He talked about how he spent his time off from the road ­ including those studio experiments and a trip to Ibiza with wife Nancy Shevell ­ and shared memories of going to rock shows as a boy in 1950s Liverpool, what people get wrong about John Lennon, and much more.

RS: Tell us more about the music you were working on.

PAUL: I have a studio about 20 minutes away from where I live, and sometimes I'll go in and work on my computer. Even though I'm not really a computer guy, I have a music program that I've worked on for years, called Cubase. It's incredibly addictive ­ I'll just sit there for six hours, until someone has to nudge me and say, "Go home now." Normally I work on my orchestral side on that, but someone said to me, "You know what? That's not technically an orchestral program. It's more of a pop program." So when I had some time to do nothing, I went in and said, "Great. I'll start on a dance track or something."

I also got a sequencer, which I was revisiting from years ago. I did an album called McCartney II [in 1980],where I had experimented with sequencers and synths in their early days. I wanted to get back into that, but I really hadn't had much time before. So I hooked that up with Cubase. It was really cool. I'd get the BPM on the sequencer, match it on the computer, put some drums in from the computer, put that all down onto Pro Tools, and screw it all up ­ because it was for nothing.

Over a week, I did a couple of tracks, and that reawakened my musical taste buds. I was really happy with those. They were just funky little experimental things, instrumentals. The first one I did was kind of African, so I gave it the working title "Mombasa." The next one was faster, and that one I called "Botswana." It was a good week. It was funny, I was talking to Joe Walsh about this. He said, "Yeah, man, that's the best ­ when it's for nothing and it's not important and it's just experimental, you have the most fun. It's really good for your soul, that stuff.' And I agree. It was very freeing.

RS: Do you listen to much dance music these days?

PAUL: You know, I listen to it on the radio. I have a friend who, for years now, has done a compilation for me of dance tracks and new releases. I play them while I'm cooking or in the car, and just see what interests me, see who's doing what. I'll have tracks like Pharrell's "Happy" way before it's broken onto the scene, and say, "Oh, that's a pretty catchy one. That's going to be a hit." I hear a lot of dance music that way.

Funnily enough, one part of this rest program was, I said to Nancy, "Hey, we can take a holiday! A real holiday, where we go away." So we went away to Ibiza. Obviously, there's a lot of dance music there. We didn't exactly go clubbing, but there's plenty of it about. It's in the air in that place. The house we rented didn't have a good sound system, so I said, "Excuse me, we're in Ibiza. I've really got to be able to hire a sound system." So I found the right guys, and they showed up and got me a really great little system. We were saying, "We could rent this house out one evening for 600 people, and we could have a rave." [Laughs] We didn't do it, but I was playing that music that I'd done in the studio, and it sounded pretty good.

RS: Do you have any plans to go back to the studio and record more?

PAUL: Yeah, I've got a lot of songs that I've written, and some that I need to finish. There's no fixed date, but at the back of my mind, I'll be wanting to clear a few months for me to write up the most likely of the songs that I've got on the boil and figure out how I want to record them and what I want to do with them. But I haven't booked any studio time. It's all there as fun for the future.

RS: Now you're back on the road, on a tour that's been rolling for more than a year. What keeps you going?

PAUL: Well, I'm always reminded of when I was a kid and I used to go to shows. This was pre-pre-pre-Beatles. I was just a little kid in Liverpool with no money, and I'd be saving up forever. It'd be really good if the show satisfied me ­ and it really pissed me off if it didn't. So I have this thing, which is that these people have paid money. They're not necessarily all going be that flush, so let's give them a good night out. Let's have a party. Let's make it a fiesta kind of thing, so everyone goes home and thinks, "Yeah, I didn't mind spending that money." That's the philosophy behind a lot of what I do.

One of the first concerts I ever went to was a Bill Haley concert. I was so young, I was still in short trousers. I was about 13 or something. It was rock & roll coming to Liverpool, and I was so excited. I saved up, got this ticket, went to the Liverpool Odeon ­ and the whole first half wasn't Bill Haley! It was this other guy who, years later, I learned was a promoter who had his own band. Mind you, the second half, when Bill opened from behind the curtains with, "One, two, three o' clock, four o'clock rock," and did "Rock Around the Clock," which is almost the birth of rock & roll ­ okay, that was exciting. The curtains opened and they're all there in these crazy tartan jackets. That was worth it. But I was always pissed off about the opening act, thinking I got cheated. And I once bought a Little Richard record where he was only one track on the album. It was this other thing, the Buck Ram Orchestra.

So we were always very conscious about that [in the Beatles]. I remember talking to Phil Spector in the early days. Phil used to say to us, "You guys, you put too much value on. You put an A side, and you put a good song on the B side!" There had been a song called "Sally Go Round the Roses," an early thing, and on the other side they'd put "Sing Along With Sally Go Round the Roses" ­ just the backing track. And we'd say, "Aw, Phil, you can't do that, man. They paid good money for this. We would feel cheated by that." And he said, "Nah, you can do that. It's cool." That became actually the big Beatle policy. It was always to put a really serious B side on there ­ so you got "Strawberry Fields" with "Penny Lane," and people now talk about that. That was a factor of the Beatles' success, I think. It was always a killer B side, which people often thought was as good or better than the A side. That was really from the same thing of giving value for money, which George Martin used to call "VFM."

RS: Last night, you switched up your usual set a little ­ you played "On My Way to Work," from your most recent album, without even warning your band. Do you ever feel like doing more of that, just tearing up the set list and playing whatever you like?

PAUL: Yeah, we occasionally do that, just for the fun of it. But it's not like I'm Phish, you know. Certainly, there's a load of people in the audience that would want us to do that, but I have to be a bit conscious that there's a load of people that wouldn't. Last night at the show, I said, "I know what you think of new numbers." Because when we do the old numbers ­ something like "And I Love Her" ­ I see all the phones come out. You see all the little lights, ding-ding-ding-ding-ding, like Disneyland. And why did you just get your phone out? "Because it's my old favorite." That's reality. And like me and the Bill Haley concert, I don't want to cheat those people. So we mix it up occasionally, but mainly we hope we're pleasing the various facets in the audience.

People say, "But why do you care, man?" Someone like Bob Dylan doesn't necessarily care ­ he'll just do what he wants, and that's cool. I say, "Yeah, but I have these memories that haunt me of these concerts that I went to and these records that I bought." I don't want those people in my audience thinking, "Hey, we came for big hits, and you played a bunch of s*it."

RS: Your friend Eric Clapton recently said he's thinking about retiring from touring. Does that idea have any appeal to you?

PAUL:
Obviously, when you get to a certain age, it's going to be on the cards. I had a manager once who advised me to retire when I was 50. He said, "You know, I'm not sure it's seemly for a 50-year-old guy to keep on trying." I thought about it for a second and thought, "Nah." When will you give up? When will it give out? Who knows? But the margin has been stretched these days. The Stones go out now, and I go to their show and I think, "It doesn't matter that they're old gits. They can play great." And I talk to young kids who say exactly the same thing: "They play good."

I think that's the deciding factor. It would be a pity if Eric retires, because, sh*t, he really plays good! But he's that kind of guy, Eric. I can see him saying, "I'm going to retire." He's kind of a homebody in essence. We've talked about this before. I remember him joking about how I stand up for the whole show. He said, "I sit down." That's a blues player thing. But he's just too good a player. I would say to him, "Yeah, by all means, sit down, Eric. But don't retire."

A lot of people get fed up with life on the road, particularly when you've got a really nice home life. But for me, I want it all. I've got a great home life, and I've got a great life on the road ­ it's not like we're on a Greyhound bus anymore ­ and the audiences are just so warm, and the feedback is so good. People say to me, "Don't you get tired?" It's a three-hour show, and I'm on stage every second. I keep thinking the laws of logic ought to apply and I ought to be really tired ­ but I'm invigorated. There's something about it that just gives me energy. And there's always a day off after it, which is more than we used to have.

Mind you, you look at the Beatles' set lists, really early days, it's half an hour ­ 35 minutes if we were feeling good, 25 if we were annoyed. [Laughs] It is, man. I used to do half lead vocal, John would do half, so that's, like, 15 minutes each; then George would do something, Ringo would do something, so that's even less than 15 minutes. And you were way younger, so, physically, it was nowhere near the strain on you. But things have just grown like this, and I'm happy with it. I like being with the band. I love playing. I play a lot more lead guitar than I used to. I'm still learning, and that feels good. I was saying to someone the other day that one of the very first gigs we did ­ I don't even think we were The Beatles, it was The Quarrymen ­ one the very first times I ever played with John, we did a very early gig at a thing called a Co-Op Hall, and I had a lead solo in one of the songs and I totally froze when my moment came. I really played the crappiest solo ever. I said, "That's it. I'm never going to play lead guitar again." It was just too nerve-wracking onstage. So for years, I just became rhythm guitar and bass player and played a bit of piano, do a bit of this, that and the other. But nowadays, I play lead guitar, and that's the thing that draws me forward. I enjoy it. So, yeah, that means the answer to "Are you going to retire?" is "When I feel like it." But that's not today.

RS: You just released a music video for your song "Early Days," where the chorus goes, "They can't take it from me if they tried/I lived through those early days." What are you singing about there?

PAUL:
Revisionism. It's about revisionism, really. I know my memory has got chips in it that still can go exactly back to two guys sitting in a room trying to write "I Saw Her Standing There" or "One After 909." I can see that very clearly still, and I can see every minute of John and I writing together, playing together, recording together. I still have very vivid memories of all of that. It's not like it fades. Since John died so tragically, there's been a lot of revisionism, and it's very difficult to go against it, because you can't say, "Well, no, wait a minute, man. I did that." Because then people go, "Oh, yeah, well, that's really nice. That's walking on a dead man's grave." You get a bit sensitive to that, and you just think, "You know what? Forget it. I know what I did. A lot of people know what I did. John knows what I did. Maybe I should just leave it, not worry about it." It took a little while to get to that.

I know that I have every memory still intact, and they don't, as I say in the last verse, 'cause they weren't there. I think you'll find this in most bands, but in the Beatles' case, it's got to be worse than any case. For instance, I was on holiday once, and there was this little girl on the beach, little American kid. She says, "Hi, there. I've just been doing a Beatles appreciation class in school." I said, "Wow, that's great." I think, "I know, I'll be really cool here. I'll tell her a little inside story." So I go on about how something happened, and it was a fun story ­ and she looks at me, she says, "No, that's not true. We covered that in the Beatles appreciation class." I'm going, "Oh, f*k." There's no way out, man! They're teaching this stuff now.

When Sam Taylor did her film [Nowhere Boy], she brought the script round and we chatted about it. She's a very good friend. And I said, "Well, Sam, that's not really true. John didn't really ride on the top of the double-decker bus." She said, "No, but it's a great scene." I mean, the character of Mimi, John's aunt, I said to her, "She really wasn't how she's written in the script. She's written as a very vitriolic, mean old bitch, and she wasn't at all." She was just some woman who was given charge of the responsibility of bringing up John Lennon, and it was not an easy job, you know? She was trying her best. She was kind of strict, but it was with a twinkle in her eye. I said, "I used to go around there and write with John, and she was okay. You've got to change that." Some of the things she did change, but in the end we agreed that this is not a documentary, this is a film, and so she made inferences that weren't there. Like, this whole idea of the first song we recorded, "In Spite of All the Danger," being John's ode to his mother. That's not true, but in a film, it works better. I remember the session, and I remember all the circumstances around that ­ and we wrote it together. It did not appear to be an angst-ridden ode. We were copying American stuff that we were listening to. American songs were about danger, that's why we put it in. But, for Sam, it worked much better in the film as an angst-ridden ballad.

To get back to my original point, that's the kind of thing that happens in films, but these books that are written about the meaning of songs, like Revolution in the Head ­ I read through that. It's a kind of toilet book, a good book to just dip into. And I'll come across, "McCartney wrote that in answer to Lennon's acerbic this," and I go, "Well, that's not true." But it's going down as history. That is already known as a very highly respected tome, and I say, "Yeah, well, okay." This is a fact of my life. These facts are going down as some sort of musical history about the Beatles. There are millions of them, and I know for a fact that a lot of them are incorrect.

RS: I can see how that would be frustrating.

PAUL:
Well, it used to be frustrating. I've got over it. It's okay. "Early Days" has a smattering of that, but the main thing is it's a memory song. It's me remembering walking down the street, dressed in black, with the guitars across our back. I can picture the exact street. It was a place called Menlove Avenue. [Pauses] Someone's going to read significance into that: Paul and John on Menlove Avenue. Come onnnnnnn. That's what it's like with the Beatles. Everything was f*king significant, you know? Which is okay, but when you were a part of the reality, it just wasn't like that. It was much more normal.


July 22, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)

It's Mini Macca! Sir Paul McCartney's teenage grandson Arthur Donald parties at the Chiltern Firehouse

Sir Paul McCartney's children have been making waves in their respective careers for years.

But now it looks like it's time for the next generation of McCartneys to step into the limelight after the rocker's eldest grandchild Arthur Alistair Donald was spotted partying at the Chiltern Firehouse.

The 15-year-old student, whose mother is photographer Mary McCartney, was spotted at London's hottest bar and restaurant on Sunday night.

Accompanied by some friends, the teen looked smart in an olive shirt and chinos as he arrived at the Marylebone hotspot.

Despite previously keeping a low-profile, young Arthur's decision to go the Chiltern of all places may suggest he is ready for his own bite at fame.

Although not a recognisable face in the public eye, there is no mistaking Arthur's famous lineage.

With his floppy side-sweeping fringe and brown doe-eyes, the teenager is a lookalike of his famous rock legend grandfather Sir Paul.

Arthur, who turned 15 in April, is the eldest son of Mary, 44, and her first husband Alistair Donald.

Born in 1999, he was the first grandchild for Sir Paul, making him the second Beatle to become a grandfather after bandmate Ringo Star.

Arthur was joined by brother Elliot in August 2002 and grew up at the family home in North London.

However, in 2005, Arthur's parents Mary and Alistair split up, before quietly divorcing at a later date.

In 2008, Mary and director boyfriend Simon Aboud welcomed Arthur's half-brother Sam, before tying the knot at Marylebone Register Office in June 2010.

The family was completed by a fourth son, Sid in September 2011.

Aside from Mary's four children, Sir Paul is also grandfather to fashion designer daughter Stella's four children Miller, Beckett, Bailey and Reiley.




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July 17, 2014 -- Macca Report News
Thanks to Brenda Spencer and Steve Cornwell, Macca Reporters

Macca in sings "Kansas City!"


Paul arriving at the Sprint Center


PHOTO: STEVE CORNWELL FOR THE MACCA REPORT

Reportedly, Paul performed "Monkberry Moon Delight" at the sound check.

July 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center

CONCERT SETLIST

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving
4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. We Can Work It Out
13. Another Day
14. And I Love Her
15. Blackbird
16. Here Today
17. New
18. Queenie Eye
19. Lady Madonna
20. All Together Now
21. Lovely Rita
22. Everybody Out There
23. Eleanor Rigby
24. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
25. Something
26. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
27. Band On The Run
28. Back In The U.S.S.R
29. Let It Be
30. Live And Let Die (new intro video)
31. Hey Jude


PHOTO: STEVE CORNWELL FOR THE MACCA REPORT


PHOTO: STEVE CORNWELL FOR THE MACCA REPORT


PHOTO: STEVE CORNWELL FOR THE MACCA REPORT


PHOTO:
STEVE CORNWELL FOR THE MACCA REPORT

ENCORE ONE
32. Day Tripper
33. Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey
34. I Saw Her Standing There

ENCORE TWO
35. Yesterday
36. Helter Skelter
37. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

The concert started late at 8:40pm to another sold out crowd.

Macca told his usual stories about the songs and mentioned the Kansas City Chiefs a couple of times which drew a big cheer from the locals.

An interesting and memorable moment during concert happened right before "Another Day" when a lady's bikini panty was tossed onstage. Paul looked at it, picked it up and put it down. He switched to his 12-string guitar.

Before he started the song he looked down at the panty and said, "Is that what I think it is?"

He picked it up very gingerly so the audience could see and said, "This is like a Tom Jones show. This is the first time this has happened to me!"

Then he handed the panty to John Hammel who took it somewhere....

At the first encore when the flags came out nobody was carrying a Kansas City, flag.

The big 'anticipated' surprise of the night was the addition of "Kansas City" which was substituted for "Hi Hi Hi" in the first encore. The audience sang along to the "hey, hey, heys."

Following the song was a fan favorite, "I Saw Her Standing There" substituted for "Get Back." At the previous concert in Lincoln, NE, the song was also performed.



July 17, 2014 -- Kansas City Star

Paul McCartney gives Sprint Center crowd a show for the ages

The best things in life aren't always free, but they're often worth the wait - like Paul McCartney's show at the Sprint Center on Wednesday evening.

Nearly four years to the day after his previous performance here, McCartney returned to the arena in downtown Kansas City. And though ticket prices were steeper this time (more than $250 for the best seats) and though the start of the show was delayed about 40 minutes, he delivered another memorable performance, one that is sure to top a "best-ever" list among most of the fans in the nearly sold-out arena.

For more than two and a half hours, McCartney, who turned 72 in June, unleashed more than three dozen songs, taking only the slightest of breaks between encores, pulling classics from both his
Beatles and solo catalogs, playing bass, rhythm and lead guitar and piano throughout.

Backed by a four-piece band (fortified with some canned sonic supplements), he opened with something old and new: "Eight Days a Week," which sounded as fresh as it did when it was released 50 years ago, then "Save Us," from his "New" album, released in October. After that came an exhilarating mix of solo and Beatles hits, delivered with a vigor uncommon for a guy in his 70s performing his third marathon show in five nights.

He told some of the same stories and anecdotes he did four years ago, including the Jimi Hendrix/"Sgt. Pepper's" story and the tale about "Paperback Writer" and the guitar he wrote it on. But he played each of the 39 songs with the same enthusiasm and vigor. And he prefaced "Something" with a tribute to his former bandmate, the late
George Harrison, and then played it on a ukulele.

And all night, he acknowledged the crowd, stopping at one point to take in its size and the volume of ovation it was raining upon him - an audience that included many people his own age, including some in attendance with their great-grandchildren. He also played to the hometown spirit, mentioning the Chiefs a few times and getting an ovation for each one (but no mention of barbecue from the devout vegan).

Highlights? How about the entire show, starting with an early fusillade of hits: "The Long and Winding Road," "Maybe I'm Amazed" (dedicated to his late wife,
Linda), "I've Just Seen a Face," "We Can Work It Out," "Another Day," "And I Love Her" and "Blackbird." Before that one, he reminded the crowd of its connection to the U.S. civil rights movement and then thanked anyone in the crowd who'd learned to play it (most likely incorrectly) on guitar.

His stamina and versatility was impressive. Several times he switched gears from a raucous rock tune, like "Back in the U.S.S.R." to a ballad, like "Let It Be." His encore, which came more than two hours after he started, included "Day Tripper," "Kansas City" and a rip-snorting version of "Helter Skelter."

He closed with a trilogy from "Abbey Road," including the lullabye "Golden Slumbers" and "The End," which includes one of his most quoted lines, about the give and take of love. There was plenty of that going on inside the Sprint Center on Wednesday night, and most of it felt genuine and indelible.



July 17, 2014 -- PM.com

NEW Video: Paul Getting #OutThere in Albany

Paul McCartney Getting #OutThere in Albany, New York

As the first leg of the U.S. summer 'Out There' tour comes to a close in Kansas City, PaulMcCartney.com takes a closer look at Paul's recent gig at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York.  

As the waiting crowd gather round a piano and warm up their voices, we head inside in search of Paul. 


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Behind-the-scenes, we catch up with a fan meeting with Paul just before he takes to the stage.   

The second leg of the 'Out There' world tour will resume 2nd August in Minneapolis.



July 17, 2014 -- Fanside.com

Nebraska Cornhuskers give basketball jersey to Sir Paul McCartney

Nebraska Cornhuskers basketball has reached a pinnacle, and not just because they play at Pinnacle Bank Arena either. Head coach Tim Miles put the Huskers in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998 this past season and finished fourth in the Big Ten. Yet, the arena has been a game changer for more than the basketball team-it's attracting some top concert tours too.

On Monday, one of the biggest tours currently going made a stop in Lincoln, Neb. as Sir Paul McCartney took his "Out There" tour to the campus of the University of Nebraska.

Miles, ever the one to find an opportunity to market "Nebrasketball," and the university as a whole, decided it best that McCartney get his very own Huskers basketball jersey.



July 17, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

#Throwback Thursday photo

Photo of Paul by Henry Diltz taken during the first ever Wings tour of Europe



July 15, 2014 -- Macca Report News UPDATE
by Jim Juno, Macca Reporter

Macca changes a song in the setlist...


July
14 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena

Sound Check Setlist

1.  Blue Suede Shoes
2.  Honey Don't
3.  Drive My Car
4.  One after 909
5.  Celebration
6.  C Moon 
7.  I'll Follow The Sun (He stopped and started, playing the ending 4 times!)
8.  Every Night 
9.  Ram On 
10.  Things We Said Today
11.  San Francisco Bay Blues
12.  Let 'Em In
13.  Lady Madonna 

THE SOUND CHECK

The sound check started at 5:20pm and finished at 6:10 pm.

There weren't many VIP ticket holders for the sound check so about 50 students from the Universary of Nebraska were invited to the sound check.

Paul thanked audience after each song.

Abe was playing drums and stated that there was a black cymbal on his set and he thought the other one sounded better. After laughing, he stated, well, the other one has a hole in it...we'll use this one tonight.


PHOTO: JIM JUNO FOR THE MACCA REPORT

CONCERT SETLIST

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving
4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. We Can Work It Out
13. Another Day
14. And I Love Her
15. Blackbird
16. Here Today
17. New
18. Queenie Eye
19. Lady Madonna
20. All Together Now
21. Lovely Rita
22. Everybody Out There
23. Eleanor Rigby
24. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
25. Something
26. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
27. Band On The Run
28. Back In The U.S.S.R
29. Let It Be
30. Live And Let Die
31. Hey Jude

ENCORE ONE
32. Day Tripper
33. Hi, Hi, Hi
34. I Saw Her Standing There

ENCORE TWO

35. Yesterday
36. Helter Skelter
37. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End


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JIM JUNO FOR THE MACCA REPORT

THE CONCERT

The concert started at 8:20pm and finished at 11:10pm to a packed venue.

After "Save Us" A female in row three held up a sign saying something about how she loves his "NEW" songs. He pointed to her and gave her a thumbs up.

Paul did his only wardrobe change right after "Listen To What The Man Says".

After "Maybe I'm Amazed" I held up a sign that said: "Peradventure I'm Amazed." Paul nodded and gave me a thumbs up!


PHOTO: Jim Juno for The Macca Report

When Paul started his introduction to "Here Today," the arena got very quiet for a few seconds. A young girl in the fourth row took the opportunity to shout, "I LOVE YOU PAUL!!!" He paused, looked at her, pointed to her, and said "That was good!!!" 

Paul did a singalong acoustic reprise for "Everybody Out There" and got the audience to sing "Whoa-oh-oh-o."

Paul told his usual story about George Harrison being a great ukulele player and mentioned being with Warren Buffet last night. He said, "Did you know he could play ukulele?" I yelled "YES!"

After "Live And Let Die" a fire extinguisher was needed to put out some residual embers on Brian Ray's side of the stage.
  



July 14, 2014 -- Omaha.com

Paul McCartney, Warren Buffett spotted in Dundee

Paul McCartney was spotted with Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett in Dundee on Sunday night having dinner, dessert and a walk around the neighborhood.

The two had dinner at Avoli, an Italian restaurant on Underwood Avenue. Dario Schicke, chef and owner, said there were five people in the group, including Susan Buffett, Warren s daughter. Schicke said they arrived at 7 p.m. and left around 9:30 p.m.

We had a special dish gluten-free pasta for Paul ... Sir Paul, Schicke said, adding that the group had some appetizers and sorbetto afterward.


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He said customers were snapping lots of pictures, as did Schicke.

"I did sneak in a couple photos for my daughters," he said.

After dinner, the group went up the street to eCreamery.

McCartney, who arrived in a limo, "had two scoops of eCreamery vanilla," said clerk Josh Ryan. The shop's vanilla ice cream recently was named best in Omaha in The World-Herald s Food Prowl feature.

"The pair stayed at the shop for about 15 minutes," Ryan said.

He said he was excited to wait on McCartney, who's scheduled to perform tonight at Lincoln s Pinnacle Bank Arena.

"I couldn't breathe," Ryan said. "It was awesome."

He said McCartney was "very polite and super nice."

Jeff French, a psychology professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, was in line at eCreamery behind the former Beatle and the Omaha billionaire. French saw McCartney in concert 24 years ago in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, where Sunday's World Cup Final was played.

"On the way out, I made eye contact and initiated conversation with him," French said. "I reminded him that the first half of the concert in Brazil was all Wings songs, (Webmaster's note: They were not all Wings songs) and everyone sat politely. The second half was all Beatles tunes, (Webmaster's note: They were not all Beatles tunes - setlist) and everyone in the crowd was singing along, every word. It was a spectacular concert."

French would agree with Ryan about McCartney's manners.

"He deserves to be called Sir. because he's nothing but polite.

"The group went across the street to sit on a bench and enjoy their ice cream," French said.

About 50 people had gathered outside the ice cream shop, but French said it was a casual Omaha crowd that applauded when the group left.

Onlookers got photos of McCartney in the limousine in front of the shop. People also gathered and took group photos in front of eCreamery after McCartney left.

Many passers-by tweeted their sightings -- much as people did 4 years ago, when U2's Bono made a surprise visit to the Dundee Dell.

Tom Becka, an Omaha radio personality, tweeted a picture of McCartney eating his ice cream. By midnight, it had tallied nearly 200 retweets and a similar number of favorites.



July 14, 2014 -- TheProvince.com

Paul McCartney, Warren Buffet and the best selfie ever!

So, there's no question these days what you do when you see Paul McCartney and Warren Buffet sitting on a bench in Omaha, Nebraska, there's only one thing to do.

Take a selfie.

That is exactly what Tom White did, turning him into an Internet superstar.

With the simple caption, "Chillin with my homies," White captured two of the richest men in the world just relaxing.

A twitter photo from Debra Domayer (@thefirstbrat12) who tweets...

"That's Sir Paul McCartney having an ice cream with Warren Buffet in #Omaha tonite. Bet they're gossiping about Bono."



July 14, 2014 -- MySanAntonio.com

San Antonio McCartney tickets on sale today

Most fans have to pack binoculars to see Paul McCartney up close on tour this year, but not in San Antonio.

The most famous pop star on the planet will play the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, the old Municipal Auditorium, at 8 p.m.
Oct. 1.

Tickets for the concert in the 1,750-seat H-E-B Performance Hall go on sale at 10 a.m. today through the Tobin Center's box office. They will be available by calling 210-223-8624. Tickets will not be sold online. There is no limit to the number of tickets an individual can purchase.

Ticket prices have not been released. In most other cities, tickets for McCartney's "Out There" tour have been maxing out at about $250, but the Tobin is a much smaller venue. By contrast, other tour stops include the US Airways Center in Phoenix, which seats about 18,000, and the American Airlines Center in Dallas, which seats about 12,500. McCartney also will hit Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where the Beatles played their final concert.

"McCartney played in Central Park (in New York last year) and sold 60,000 with two hours notice," said Mike Fresher, president and CEO of the Tobin Center. "This is unheard of for him to do a building our size."

The Tobin will be the smallest venue McCartney has played on tour since a December 2010 gig at the O2 Academy in his hometown of Liverpool.

Stateside, his only shows at auditoriums or concert halls in recent years have been when he surprised students at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Queens in October 2013 and when he played Harlem's famed Apollo Theater in December 2010.

Coincidentally, Ringo Starr, the other surviving member of the Beatles, will play the Tobin Center with his All Starr Band on Oct. 7, less than a week after McCartney's concert. Tickets to see Starr, which have been on sale for weeks, still are available.

The Tobin's box office staff has been beefed up to accommodate the expected onslaught of ticket seekers for the McCartney concert. Fresher expects every seat to be snapped up quickly.

The concert, which is billed as a benefit for the nonprofit Tobin Center, has been in the works for a year, he said. He attributed getting it to "perseverance, connections and the dedication from our board to support an event like this."

It will be McCartney's first gig here since 1993, when he opened the Alamodome, playing to 48,000 fans, San Antonio Express-News reports state.

McCartney resumed his "Out There" tour July 5 in Albany, New York, following an illness that kept him off the road for more than two months. The concerts have featured a mix of Beatles, Wings and solo songs.

"You can't have a more marquee name than a person who transcended music with the Beatles," said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, an early supporter of the Tobin Center. "There will be a big demand for sure, not just in the city but region-wide. People will want to see this show not just because of him, but to see him in this remarkable venue. I know my wife would kill me if I don't buy a couple of tickets."

Major acts sometimes enjoy popping in on smaller venues on tour, rock critic and author Ben Fong-Torres said.

"This is probably Sir Paul's idea of playing outside the box (albeit big boxes)," Fong-Torres said. "He's always loved pulling surprises and stepping (or jumping) down from perceived thrones, so this is not out of the norm. As if there's a norm when it comes to Paul McCartney."

McCartney's performance will be the big finale to the Tobin's opening month, which kicks off with a ribbon-cutting on Sept. 4 and includes performances by Jason Mraz, Vikki Carr, Bill Cosby, opera star Renée Fleming and Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.

"I want to say it puts a period on it, but it's actually a double exclamation point with a happy face," Fresher said. "If I had an emoji, I would have McCartney on mine."


July 14, 2014 -- Macca Report News

Fargodome - Fargo, ND - July 12, 2014

Sound Check Set List

1. Matchbox
2. Twenty Flight Rock
3. Blue Suede Shoes
4. Only Mama Knows
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. C Moon
7. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
8. Things We Said Today
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. Ram On (then a snippet of "Big Barn Bed")
11. Midnight Special
12. Bluebird
13. Lady Madonna


PHOTO: STEVE MATTSON FOR THE MACCA REPORT

CONCERT SET LIST (Video song snippets) VIDEOS

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving
4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. We Can Work It Out
13. Another Day
14. And I Love Her
15. Blackbird
16. Here Today
17. New
18. Queenie Eye
19. Lady Madonna
20. All Together Now
21. Lovely Rita
22. Everybody Out There
23. Eleanor Rigby
24. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
25. Something
26. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
27. Band On The Run
28. Back In The U.S.S.R
29. Let It Be
30. Live And Let Die
31. Hey Jude


ENCORE ONE
32. Day Tripper
33. Hi, Hi, Hi
34. Get Back

ENCORE TWO
35. Yesterday
36. Helter Skelter
37. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End


PHOTO: STEVE MATTSON FOR THE MACCA REPORT


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Full Macca Report Review will be posted in the next couple of weeks...



July 14, 2014 -- Inforum.com

Review: A still-Fab McCartney shows age just a number with Fargodome show

Sir Paul held court in front of a crowd a little shy of the expected 18,000, leading fans on a magical history tour through his extensive song book.

He kicked off the two-plus hour set with "Eight Days A Week," a nod to how exhaustive the night would be.

After his newish song, "Save Us," it was "All My Loving," complete with clips from old Beatles movies on the screens behind the stage. Unfortunately for Wings fans, the next tune, "Listen to What the Man Says," didn't get the same visual treatment, but they likely appreciated a healthy dose of music throughout the night from McCartney's "other band."

Known to Beatles fans back in the day as, "the cute one," McCartney still had the ladies screaming (though not fainting) when he took off his jacket a few songs in and with his mugging. He rewarded them by picking up a guitar for the live staple, "Let Me Roll it," then lighting up with a taste of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady."

At times he sounded his age. The spare "Blackbird" didn't soar like it once did, but McCartney sang it with as much heart and warmth as ever and it was one of the night's highlights.

So many of the songs still sounded ageless and he had the boyish energy to roll through rollicking tunes like "Paperback Writer" and the Wings' tune, "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five," which featured McCartney on piano.

With a backing band of only four, McCartney still delivered the symphonic scope of "The Long and Winding Road," with drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. helping with the vocals.

He didn't need much help with some impressively soulful belting over his piano on "Maybe I'm Amazed," but returned to the close harmonies and acoustic guitar on the country-ish "I've Just Seen a Face" and "We Can Work it Out."

Most impressive was just how much fun he was having. A millionaire many times over and a member of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, the only thing McCartney needs from touring is the satisfaction of playing.

He doesn't need to push sales of his latest disc, "New," but the title track and "Queenie Eye" sounded right at home next to "Lady Madonna." While a block of new songs is generally prime time to grab another beer or go to the bathroom, fans on the floor stood and danced the whole show.

He also could've cut the show in half and strictly stuck to the hits (how many ticket-holders expected to hear the trippy "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite," though the laser show was a big hit) and the Fargo fans would've been happy with the first performance by a Beatle in North Dakota.

Where Bob Dylan's "Never-ending Tour" has frustrated fans with his rearrangements of classics, McCartney stuck pretty close to the recorded versions, outside of starting George Harrison' "Something" on ukulele.

He left the heavy hitters for the end of regular set, blasting out "Band on the Run" and "Back in the U.S.S.R.," without much of a breather. That would come when McCartney say at the piano for the contemplative, "Let it Be," which brought out the waving phone screens as this review was being filed.

McCartney proved that 64 is too early to hang it up as long as you're doing something you love. He may not get back to Fargo, but at this rate he can stay on that "Long and Winding Road" road for a while.



July 10, 2014 -- Macca Report News

United Center - Chicago - July 9, 2014

Sound Check Setlist

1. Matchbox
2. Blue Suede Shoes
3. Coming Up
4. Magical Mystery Tour
5. C Moon
6. Celebration
7. I'll Follow The Sun
8. San Francisco Bay Blues
9. Every Night
10. Ram On
11. Midnight Special
12. Bluebird
13. Lady Madonna


CONCERT SETLIST (VIDEOS1 VIDEOS2)

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving

4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer

7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road

10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. We Can Work It Out

13. Another Day
14. And I Love Her
15. Blackbird
16. Here Today

17. New
18. Queenie Eye
19. Lady Madonna

20. All Together Now
21. Lovely Rita

22. Everybody Out There
23. Eleanor Rigby
24. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!

25. Something
26. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

27. Band On The Run
28. Back In The U.S.S.R

29. Let It Be
30. Live And Let Die
31. Hey Jude


ENCORE ONE
32. Day Tripper
33. Hi, Hi, Hi
34. Get Back


ENCORE TWO
35. Yesterday
36. Helter Skelter
37. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End


Full Macca Report Review will be posted in the next couple of weeks...



July 10, 2014 -- Chicago Tribune

Review: Paul McCartney rebounds at United Center


Let's start with the undeniable:

At eight years older than that fellow who needs to be fed in "When I'm Sixty-Four,"
Paul McCartney is not supposed to be able to do what he's been doing, such as Wednesday night at the United Center. There's little precedent for a 72-year-old rocker putting on almost-three-hour shows that can be evaluated without an asterisk-i.e., some sort of disclaimer that it's not bad for a senior citizen.

About the only comparison is the Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger (ageless energy) and Keith Richards (not so ageless energy) recently having turned 70 and drummer Charlie Watts, the band's still-crackling engine, now 73 - but they don't play quite as long or as often as McCartney, and they've gotten creaky around the edges. Bob Dylan also is a year older that McCartney, but he sounds like he's been gargling battery acid and is far from the showman that the former
Beatle remains. 

It's true that McCartney no longer boasts the pure, clear tone of his early days, and he can get pinched trying to hit high notes-even as his falsetto, such as on "Here Today," remains stunning - yet he holds little back. He still screams "Helter Skelter," the hardest song in his catalog, and gives "Maybe I'm Amazed" a soulful belting, his straining to hit each of those vocal peaks only adding drama and passion.


And when he starts to sing "Hey Jude" or the "Once there was a way" beginning to "Golden Slumbers," he's so unmistakably Paul that you may suddenly feel a giant lump in your throat. He is, after all, the living songwriter-performer who has done the most to shape popular music - and in many ways the culture surrounding it. Some guy behind me at the United Center kept shouting, "Thank you! Thank you!" at McCartney, and while one part of me wished he'd put a sock in it, another part completely got it.

McCartney's hospitalization for a viral infection, which prompted him to cancel all five of his Asian concerts in May and to reschedule seven U.S. concerts from June to October, served as a reminder that he, like anyone else, is vulnerable. How long can he keep doing this?

When drummer
Abe Laboriel, Jr. doubled McCartney's lead vocals on the first two songs, "Eight Days a Week" and "Save Us," I wondered whether McCartney's voice hadn't fully recovered. But after some early shakiness, it found its comfort zone, whether loud ("Maybe I'm Amazed") or soft ("And I Love Her," "Blackbird").

And as has been his practice for the past several years, he performed for about two-and-a-quarter hours before the first encore without appearing to take a sip of water. He's one of the wonders of the artistic world, a thoroughly joyous presence, and these moments must be savored. The rest is just details.

Then again, I like details:
Number of songs he played Wednesday: 39 (with the concluding "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End" medley counted as three, as on "Abbey Road")

Number of Wednesday's songs that he also played in Milwaukee's Miller Park last July: 35. They were pretty much in the same order too.

Number of Wednesday's songs that he also played over two nights at Wrigley Field in 2011: 26. He told a lot of the same stories too: Jimi Hendrix playing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in concert and asking Eric Clapton to tune his guitar; McCartney writing "Blackbird" as a nod to the Civil Rights movement and appreciating people who told him they tried to learn it on guitar; McCartney playing
George Harrison a ukulele version of "Something"; the Russian defense minister telling McCartney the first record he ever bought was "Love Me Do."


McCartney acknowledged that many in the audience might have heard the Hendrix anecdote before, and he introduced another by saying, "One of the stories I tell in concert is" You could feel routine creeping into this set. But the laugh lines still landed.

Number of songs he played from "New," his album from last year: 4. (These were the four songs he didn't play in Milwaukee.) Give the guy credit that he's willing to support his new/"New" material - and it held its own. The title track is as joyous a piece of pop as he's confected in decades (it made sense replacing "Your Mother Should Know" in the set), the piano-driven "Queenie Eye" and guitar-strumming "Everybody Out There" built up decent heads of steam - though neither triggered the kind of call-and-response no doubt envisioned by their composer - and "Save Us" is a throwaway rocker that at least injected energy, though it's no "Junior's Farm" or "Jet."

McCartney made a funny-sharp observation that he can feel when a new song is going over well, yet "when you do the old songs, you see all the phones come out."

Number of songs he performed that were released between 1982 ("Here Today") and 2012 ("My Valentine"): 0. Given the numerous worthy albums and songs he released over that 30-year stretch, it's a shame he doesn't make the case for any of this material in concert the way that, say, former collaborator Elvis Costello revisits different phases of his career when playing live. This gets to the crux of a central tension with McCartney: the desire to please vs. the desire to get creative.

His albums are almost always weirder than advertised; "New" is all over the map stylistically and mostly successful, and his 2008 The Fireman collaboration with producer Youth ("Electric Arguments") is truly out there. Yet you get the feeling he's thinking that the people paying hundreds of dollars to see him aren't expecting a deep catalog exploration, and that's too bad, because McCartney's catalog is as deep as anyone's, so there are even a lot of hits he never plays.

The taped pre-concert music included funky remixes of such songs as "No More Lonely Nights," "Goodnight Tonight" and "Silly Love Songs," the first of which he has yet to perform live while the other two haven't appeared in a McCartney set since he disbanded Wings. What he does play doesn't get reinterpreted; he seems intent on triggering concertgoers' memories of the original recordings even to the point of having keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens replicate the string parts of "The Long and Winding Road" that producer Phil Spector had added over McCartney's objections. (At least there's no live choir.)

Why not do the superior, streamlined "Let It Be...Naked" arrangement? Why, for that matter, not play "Yesterday" solo instead of having Wix lather on more synthesized strings? You're Paul McCartney; you can perform the songs as you think best and toy with the arrangements when so inspired. The audience will stick with you and might appreciate the occasional surprise.

Side note: Many people at the United Center were sitting during "The Long and Winding Road," yet everyone stood when "Maybe I'm Amazed" began, indicating how high the latter solo McCartney power ballad has risen.

The song McCartney has played most in concert: "Let It Be," Wednesday's performance of which was McCartney's 498th since he launched his post-Wings career, according to the website Setlist.fm. Runners-up are "Hey Jude" (491) and "Band on the Run" (481), though if you added the Wings performances of "Band on the Run," it might rise to the top.

Number of songs Wednesday on which he played
Bass: 12
Piano: 12
Acoustic guitar: 11?*
Electric guitar: 3
Ukulele: ?*  

*He started "Something" on ukulele and finished it on acoustic guitar. He also started "The End" on piano but spent the bulk of it trading solos on electric guitar so no fractions awarded there.

Time he appeared on stage: 8:20 p.m.
Time he sounded the final note: 11:06 p.m.



July 10, 2014 -- PM.com

PAUL McCARTNEY RETURN TO SAN DIEGO ADDED TO 'OUT THERE' TOUR
SEPTEMBER 28 - PETCO PARK - SAN DIEGO

Paul has added another date to summer's hottest ticket: the 'Out There' world tour has confirmed a September 28 stop at Petco Park in San Diego - marking Paul's first concert in the city since the 'Wings over America' tour passed through in 1976.

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 9am (PDT / 5pm BST) on Monday 14th July.

To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 5am (PDT / 1pm BST) on Monday.
Please note, website ticket pre-sales are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register for pre-sale tickets by clicking HERE!

The 'Out There' tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalogue 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.

Tickets for Paul's return to San Diego will be on sale to the general public Friday, July 18 at 10am

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, July 14 at 10am

Padres Season Ticket Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, July 17 at 10am

Tickets will be available at www.padres.com/PaulMcCartney and all Ticketmaster locations. Suites and premium hospitality spaces will be available for purchase by phone at 619.795.5060 or by email at suites@padres.com.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements as the 'Out There' tour expands into September and October.

PAUL McCARTNEY
OUT THERE U.S. TOUR 2014

July 5: Albany, NY ­ Times Union Center
July 7: Pittsburgh, PA ­ Consol Energy Center
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 5: Missoula, MT ­ Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7: Salt Lake City, UT ­ EnergySolutions Arena
August 10: Los Angeles, CA ­ Dodger Stadium
August 12: Phoenix, AZ ­ US Airways Center
August 14: San Francisco, CA ­ Candlestick Park
September 28: San Diego, CA - Petco Park
October 2: Lubbock, TX ­ United Spirit Arena
October 11: New Orleans, LA ­ Smoothie King Center
October 13: Dallas, TX ­ American Airlines Center
October 15: Atlanta, GA ­ Philips Arena
October 16: Nashville, TN ­ Bridgestone Arena
October 25: Jacksonville, FL ­ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
October 28: Louisville, KY ­ Yum! Center
October 30: Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum


July 10, 2014 -- PM.com

'Early Days' Goes #1 on Billboard's Twitter Trending Chart!

Earlier this week Paul published his latest music video, 'Early Days', from the album NEW, which was released to critical acclaim in October 2013.
 
Shortly after the launch of the video on Monday, the track shot to No. 2 on Billboard's Twitter Trending 140, and went on to reach a high point of No.1 on the chart. The chart gives an up-to-the-minute ranking of the fastest moving songs shared on Twitter in the U.S.

"The idea (for the video) was inspired by the chance meeting in 1957 that would change
Paul, John, George, and Ringo's lives forever," explains LA director Vincent Haycock

Shot between LA, Natchez, Mississippi and Ferriday, Louisiana, the video also features Paul's friend, Johnny Depp, jamming on set with Paul and a group of blues guitarists.

"Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming on set all day. Patti Smith also turned up on set and hung out, which made the crew very happy!" Vincent Haycock

Watch the NEW video for 'Early Days' below:


July 10, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

Throwback Thursday Photo

Paul in 1990, rehearsing at Rio's Estádio do Maracanã during the 'Paul McCartney World Tour' ...



July 8, 2014 -- U-TSanDiego.com

Paul McCartney at Petco Park?

The rock legend and former Beatle appears bound for San Diego with his band as part of their world tour. A late summer or early fall date seems most likely.

Yeah, yeah, yeah!

No official announcement is scheduled until 10 a.m. Wednesday, but Paul McCartney is set to return to San Diego for his first public performance here in 38 years.

His Petco Park concert, which will take place either in late summer or early fall, comes 50 years after he performed his first U.S. tour with The Beatles in 1964.

Apart from a private party McCartney played in early 2003 in Rancho Santa Fe, this will mark his first show here since he and his then-band, Wings, performed in 1976 at the San Diego Sports Arena. That venue is now known as Valley View Casino Center.

On Tuesday, the San Diego Padres and AEG Live/Goldenvoice issued identical news releases. Both touted an "online announcement" at 10am PT Wednesday morning "of a major entertainment event coming 'OUT THERE' to San Diego's Petco Park."

"Out There" is the name of McCartney's ongoing world concert tour. His international concert trek resumed Saturday in Albany, N.Y. with a three-hour show that earned rave reviews. It was his first live date since he postponed a series of concerts in May in Asia, after he was briefly hospitalized with a virus.

AEG Live/Goldenvoice is the promoter of all U.S. dates on McCartney's "Out There" tour, including his previously announced Aug. 10 concert at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. AEG owns a controlling interest in Valley View Casino Center and exclusively books the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay series on Shelter Island.

Tuesday's news release included an invitation to
"watch the announcement online at www.padres.com/live." On Tuesday, that website was playing nonstop excerpts of songs from McCartney's latest album, "New."

By coincidence, McCartney's former Beatles' band mate,
Ringo Starr, performs here at Humphreys Friday with the current edition of his group, the All-Starr Band.

It remains to be seen exactly when might McCartney, 72, and his four-man group will perform at Petco Park. His Aug. 10 Dodger Stadium concert will be followed by an Aug. 12 date at the US Airways Center in Phoenix and an Aug. 14 show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where The Beatles performed their final concert in 1966.

McCartney's Bay Area show is his last scheduled performance anywhere until Oct. 2, when he begins an eight-city U.S. tour leg in Lubbock, Texas. There are two gaps in his October schedule between concerts - one nine days long, the other eight days - so he could fit in a San Diego concert then, assuming Petco Park is available. Given the long odds of the Padres making it into to the postseason this year, the venue's likely availability in late September and October seems like a very safe bet.

Accordingly, McCartney could play here either during one of those tour gaps or shortly before his Oct. 2 Lubbock show. He typically performs concerts every second or third day when on tour.

His long absence from San Diego, where The Beatles played at Balboa Stadium in 1965, has long been a source of frustration and bewilderment for area fans.
July 8, 2014 -- Triblive.com

McCartney delivers another stirring performance in return to Consol

Paul McCartney
opened his performance with 'Eight Days A Week' from the 1964 Beatles album 'Beatles for Sale,' during the 'Out There' tour Monday, July 7 at Consol Energy Center.

Sir Paul McCartney, who christened the new Consol Energy Center with back-to-back concerts four years ago, returned to the Uptown venue Monday night to a warmly welcoming, all-ages, sold-out show that was so crowded it was hard to move.

In a set that lasted more than three hours, including two multi-song encores, the former Beatles member gave us a fabulous concert. His talent is enough to recreate the Beatles on stage. More than half of the 41 songs from the Beatles were guided by McCartney's vocals, including the opening "Eight Days a Week," crowd favorite "Hey Jude," the ballad "Yesterday" and the emotional-yet-simple anthem "Let it Be," which was backed by video images of floating peace candles.

McCartney threw in a few of his hits from his time with Wings, including "Band on the Run" and "Listen to What the Man Says." He skipped most of his best-known solo songs from the '70s and '80s - like "Let 'Em In" and "No More Lonely Nights" - and they would have been a welcome addition to the set, long as it was already.

It would be easy to expect a lackluster performance from McCartney, who is 72 and recently cancelled numerous shows because of a viral illness. The audience at Consol would never know it, though, from how good he sounded.

Before and during the concert, nostalgic images surrounded us, such as pictures of the younger McCartney with Beatles bandmates John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison. McCartney gave tribute to his comrades, acknowledging Starr's July 7th birthday with a snippet from the classic "Yellow Submarine." McCartney strummed a ukulele and remembered Harrison as he sang "Something" and he gave a beautiful tribute to Lennon with the wistful song "Here Today." The stage rose and lifted McCartney up on a platform for that one, along with the Civil Rights-themed "Blackbird."

The most explosive moment in the show came, literally, with "Live and Let Die," which came with a surprising pyrotechnics show with flames shooting up from the front and back of the stage.

McCartney took time throughout the evening to engage with the audience and talk to us about his career memories and Pittsburgh. He clearly loves what he does, and so long as he is physically able, it's hard to imagine this artist ever retiring.

The audience included some older fans who saw the original Beatles perform at the Civic Arena in September of 1964, and have also seen McCartney by himself in concert many times. Many others seemed to be second- or third-generation fans who love McCartney and the Beatles as if they are of that generation. McCartney's concert gave many fans what will surely be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see him in concert, and to celebrate a royal period of pop culture history.


July 8, 2014 -- Macca Report News UPDATE
by Bob Gannon, Macca Reporter

Consul Energy Arena - Pittsburgh, PA - July 7, 2014

Sound Check Set List (Not in Order)

1. Pittsburgh Jam
2. Matchbox
3. Flaming Pie
4. Drive my car
5. Whole Lotta Shaking
6. C Moon
7. Things we said today
8. Queenie Eye
9. One after 909
10. Alligator
11. Midnight Special
12. Ram On
13. Bluebird
14. Every Night
15. Lady Madonna

CONCERT SET LIST

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving
4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. Yellow Submarine
13. We Can Work It Out
14. Another Day
15. And I Love Her
16. Blackbird
17. Here Today
18. New
19. Queenie Eye
20. Lady Madonna
21. All Together Now
22. Lovely Rita
23. Everybody Out There
24. Eleanor Rigby
25. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
26. Something
27. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
28. Band On The Run
29. Back In The U.S.S.R
30. Let It Be
31. Live And Let Die
32. Hey Jude



ENCORE ONE
33. Day Tripper
34. Hi, Hi, Hi
35. Get Bac

ENCORE TWO
36. Yesterday
37. Helter Skelter
38. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

 

THE CONCERT

Well, the big question by fans coming to these early shows is how Paul looks, feels, sings and performs after his illness. Although cancelling the Japan Leg and rescheduling the US June dates to October, concern for him has grown. Well, at least early on, the question has been answered in a quite resounding fashion.

After playing a 15-song sound check in which his voice sounded stellar, he came out and played a 37-song set in front of the Pittsburgh crowd who were in full swing. Not only did Paul look good, his voice was in especially fine form as he belted out song after song over 3 hours. Watching this performance would certainly made you ask yourself...."Was this guy really sick?" because there was certainly no sign of it.


Of course this is only the second show and we will see if there will be any lingering effects, but it certainly does not look like it so far.

A lot of smiles on stage as Paul and band have returned to doing the thing they love to do...perform!
 
A nice moment was when Paul gave Ringo a shout out for his birthday and played some of "Yellow Submarine" as a big Yellow Submarine appeared on screen.

He also informed the crowd that this day was somebody else important's birthday... his dad!!! 

He then thanked both of their mothers for having them!

Paul told the audience about how the signs make it difficult for him to concentrate on lyrics and chords. And how half his brain says, "Don't read them" and the other half says, "Awe, go ahead and read them!"

He looked around at the signs in the audience and picked out one...."Will you sign my butt" which he immediately answered "NO!"

After the crowd laughed, Paul looked back at the sign holder and said, "Well let me see it first!" He then assumed a go ahead and show me posture before letting them off the hook.

While Paul was playing "Yesterday" the crowd became very raucous and cheering quite loudly. Paul looked puzzled and glanced over at the big screen to see that there was a close up of his guitar showing the Detroit Red Wings logo sticker and the home town Pittsburgh Penguins logo sticker. Four years ago when he opened the Consul Center he was given the Penquins logo sticker which he placed on the guitar.

At the end of the show Paul left with the familiar "I'll see you all next time!"



July 7, 2014 -- PM.com

Watch The NEW 'Early Days' Video!

Paul's video for 'Early Days is available to watch NOW!

"The idea was inspired by the chance meeting in 1957 that would change Paul, John, George, and Ringo's lives forever," explains L.A. director Vincent Haycock.

he proposal Vincent wrote for 'Early Days' simply begins, "This film is a poetic homage to the legendary beginnings of Paul McCartney and John Lennon's relationship."


From left-to-right: Al Williams, Misha Lindes, Johnny Depp, Roy Gaines,
director Vincent Haycock, Paul, Henree Harris, Dale Atkins, Lil Poochie, Motown Maurice

Shot between L.A., Natchez, Mississippi and Faraday, Louisiana, Vincent spent almost a month in total working on the video.

Paul recorded his parts in L.A. over two days and the story unfolds around an intimate performance with just him and an acoustic guitar. By the end of the video Paul is playing with a group of blues guitarists, including his friend Johnny Depp. Johnny, no stranger to a McCartney video and an accomplished guitar player too, stopped by on the day for a jam.

Watch 'Early Days' video by clicking HERE!



July 5, 2014 -- TimesUnion.com

McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization

Paul McCartney returned to a concert stage Saturday after being sidelined for two months because of a virus, spinning out songs from The Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock 'n' roll.

McCartney, who turned 72 two weeks ago, looked none the worse for wear. He made no immediate reference to his absence. One oblique reference could have been his performance of the song, "On My Way to Work," which he said he hadn't done live before.

He was briefly hospitalized in Tokyo in May because of the viral infection. The illness forced him to cancel a Japanese tour and a concert in South Korea and reschedule half a dozen June dates in the United States before resuming his "Out There" tour in Albany.

Before his illness, McCartney last performed May 1 in Costa Rica.

McCartney opened with the Beatles' "Eight Days a Week." He wore black jeans and a sky blue blazer. When he took the jacket off four songs in, he joked that it was the only wardrobe change of the evening.

He paid tribute to former songwriting partner
John Lennon with the song "Here Today," which McCartney described as the conversation they never had. He also honored another late rock star, Jimi Hendrix, with an instrumental interlude of "Purple Haze."

McCartney's wife,
Nancy, was on hand for the return. He dedicated his song "My Valentine" to her.

It's a busy year for McCartney, who marked the 50th anniversary of his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" this winter, which marked the beginning of Beatlemania in the United States. He has 19 U.S. shows scheduled, including one at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where the Beatles made their final concert appearance in 1966.

The other surviving ex-Beatle,
Ringo Starr, is also on the road this summer
.


July 5, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!
by Jorie Gracen, Sandra Lopez, Carrie Higginbottom, Ron Lavallee, Macca Reporters

Paul plays "On My Way To Work" in Albany


PHOTO: JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT

SOUND CHECK

Times Union Center - Albany, NY - July 5, 2014

On Friday July 4th, Paul and band had a sound check at the Times Union Center in the late afternoon.

Today Paul arrived with a police escort in a black SUV at the Times Union Center around 5:30 pm. There were 200 + fans waiting. Macca was on the right side of the car and waved to fans from an open window. He was wearing a dark blue shirt and dark sunglasses. Many fans were holding up signs and he clearly was reading them as the car entourage sped by.

He started the sound check soon after arriving which lasted just under an hour.

Abe welcomed the crowd with "Welcome to Paulbany!"

Paul brought out the Epiphone Texan acoustic that he used on Ed Sullivan show and that said it was tuned down. So when he played "G" the rest of the band played F (just like on the Anthology 2 CD where he explains it to George). He didn't play "Yesterday" at the sound check.

He also brought out the Gibson 12-string acoustic and told Pablo (soundman) "this is the new 12-string" and the crowd cheered and he said, "You don't have to cheer for the 12-string.... Oh let's hear it for the 12-string!" And He mugged it up for 12-string.

Paul didn't read any signs out loud and no one got on stage during or after soundcheck.

There was a veggie buffet and the appetizers were good. The room was a little crowded and had just one bathroom, but VIP staff were accommodating.

Shelley Lazar passed out 2014 guitar picks to everyone and was very animated when Paul did "San Francisco Bay Blues" and "Midnight Special."

There were over a hundred people waiting in line for the merchandise stand that was accessible before the show. Paul has added new merchandise which is also available online... HERE

SOUND CHECK SETLIST

1. Matchbox
2. Blue Suede Shoes
3. Flaming Pie
4. Drive My Car
5. C Moon
6. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
7. Things We Said Today
8. On My Way To Work
9. San Francisco Bay Blues
10. Another Day
11. Ram On
12. Midnight Special
13. Lady Madonna


PHOTO: JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT


CONCERT SET LIST (
VIDEOS)

1. Eight Days A Week
2. Save Us
3. All My Loving
4. Listen To What The Man Said
5. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady Coda
6. Paperback Writer
7. My Valentine
8. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
9. The Long And Winding Road
10. Maybe I'm Amazed
11. I've Just Seen A Face
12. On My Way to Work
13. We Can Work It Out
14. Another Day
15. And I Love Her
16. Blackbird
17. Here Today
18. New
19. Queenie Eye
20. Lady Madonna
21. All Together Now
22. Lovely Rita
23. Everybody Out There
24. Eleanor Rigby
25. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
26. Something
27. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
28. Band On The Run
29. Back In The U.S.S.R
30. Let It Be
31. Live And Let Die
32. Hey Jude


ENCORE ONE
33. Day Tripper
34. Hi, Hi, Hi
35. Get Back

ENCORE TWO
36. Yesterday
37. Helter Skelter
38. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

THE CONCERT

Paul played to a full house of 15,000 and the show started just before 8:30pm. The crowd did not warm up to the "NEW" songs and showed more enthusiasm for The Beatles songs.


PHOTO:
JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT

A highlight of the show was "On My Way to Work". Paul said it was the first time they have played it, and that the crew and band didn't know he was going to play it!


PHOTO: JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT

Paul was brought out the vintage Epiphone Casino guitar originally played on "Paperback Writer" and explained about the whammy bar (tremolo) but jokingly called it a "vibrator arm."

The platform was again used for "Blackbird" and a girl screamed after the song. Paul mocked her scream and said, "Don't do that to me! Those days are gone!"

When he introduced "Something" he said, "George was a really good ukulele player and he was doing it before most people!"

"Another Day" was dedicated to Phil Ramon with Paul pointing up to the heavens.


PHOTO: DANNY GOLDSTEIN FOR THE MACCA REPORT

Paul explained about the 'signs' and looked out into the audience and picked out an example. ''See what you have here..." (reads it) 'Will you sign my butt?' No!"

At the end of "Everybody Out There" Paul made a point to repeat the chorus at end of the song, because people were not singing the "Whoa - oh - oh-oh..." He finally got them to do it.


PHOTO:
DANNY GOLDSTEIN FOR THE MACCA REPORT

Paul did a survey of the audience. "So how many people here are Albanian?" (no reaction) "How many people here are from AL- bany?" (few cheers) "How many people are not from AL-bany?" (lots of cheers!) "OK, then, disregard the previous remark about being Albanian..."

Macca flubbed the first line of "Maybe I'm Amazed" and a line in "Lovely Rita".


PHOTO: JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT

Paul had a realization when he introduced "Being From The Benefit of Mister Kite!" He said, "This next song is from the Sgt. Pepper album... 50 years? No! It can't be 50!"

Before "Live and Let Die" Paul briefly noodled on the piano. It seemed like there might have been a delay in getting things working for the song.


PHOTO: JAMES LIVERANI FOR THE MACCA REPORT

After "Yesterday" a couple from Rochester, NY, John Dann and Claudio Rodgers, were brought on stage. She had a sign that said, "He won't marry me until he meets you." And he had a sign that read, "I've Got The Ring I'm 64." After they both met Paul, Macca said, "I think if he sings 'When I'm 64'... she will say yes." So John sang "When I'm 64" with Paul playing backup. Then John and got down on one knee to propose and Claudia said "yes!" WATCH


PHOTO: DANNY GOLDSTEIN FOR THE MACCA REPORT

At the end of the show, Paul took off the Les Paul guitar and placed it standing up on the stage and briefly held it with one finger on the headstock. John Hammel raced towards the guitar to catch it before it fell. He dove head first to rescue the guitar and barely stopped himself from flipping over as he landed on both hands with one leg in the air. Paul watched in horror with both hands on his head and then covered his mouth, in shock, clearly upset. After Hammel picked up the guitar Paul immediately gave him an apologetic hug and held him close. Hammel gave Paul a mock dirty look. Paul walked with his arm around Hammel and no doubt was apologizing to him. When the band took their bows, Rusty looked at Paul like "what just happened?" and Paul gestured, "Yeah it was my fault."


July 5, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul McCartney Twitter

Albany! What an incredible night--Thank you!



July 5, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

Paul to tour UK and Europe in Fall?

There are unconfirmed reports that Macca will do several shows in the UK, as well as Ireland and Europe this fall.

July 4, 2014 -- PM.com

New Contest: Win Tickets to see Paul Get 'Out There' in the U.S.!

PaulMcCartney.com is pleased to announce a new ticket contest open to Paul's North American fans.

Paul's 'Out There' summer U.S. tour kicks off this coming Saturday in Albany and we have one pair of tickets to give away for each of the shows.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets just head to PaulMcCartney.com/out-there-ticket-contest and enter your details.

Winners will be picked at random and notified by email. Please note: You will have 24 hours to claim the tickets so remember to keep checking your inbox!

Enter the ticket contest by clicking HERE!

PAUL McCARTNEY
'OUT THERE' U.S. TOUR 2014

July 5: Albany, NY ­ Times Union Center
July 7: Pittsburgh, PA ­ Consol Energy Center
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 5: Missoula, MT ­ Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7: Salt Lake City, UT ­ EnergySolutions Arena
August 10: Los Angeles, CA ­ Dodger Stadium
August 12: Phoenix, AZ ­ US Airways Center
August 14: San Francisco, CA ­ Candlestick Park
October 2: Lubbock, TX ­ United Spirit Arena
October 11: New Orleans, LA ­ Smoothie King Center
October 13: Dallas, TX ­ American Airlines Center
October 15: Atlanta, GA ­ Philips Arena
October 16: Nashville, TN ­ Bridgestone Arena
October 25: Jacksonville, FL ­ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
October 28: Louisville, KY ­ Yum! Center
October 30: Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum

Questions:

- Q: What will I win?
- A: The winner will receive one pair of tickets (2 tickets in total) to see Paul McCartney playing live in their selected city.
Please note: Travel and accommodation are not included.

- Q: I'm already signed up to the PaulMcCartney.com mailing list, will I automatically be entered into the ticket lottery?
- A: No, you will need to enter your details to be eligible.

- Q: How many times can I enter?
- A: Entries are limited to one per household. Fans who exceed this number will be disqualified from the ticket contest.

- Q: Can I enter to win tickets to any of the shows?
- A: Please select a show that is within 150 miles of your residence.

- Q: How old do I need to be to enter?
- A: Entrants must be 18 or above. Entrants under 18 must obtain permission from their parents or guardian before entering.



July 3, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

#Throwback Thursday Photo

This week in July 2007 Paul headlined the @itunesfestival at the ICA in London...


July 2, 2014 -- Prizeo.com

Win the ultimate concert experience with Paul McCartney


Want to meet Paul McCartney, watch the soundcheck and see his show from VIP seats?

THE PRIZE

The last time Paul McCartney played Candlestick Park he was a Beatle. That concert turned out to be their last together as a band. Fittingly, Paul's concert in August at The Stick will be its last ­ Candlestick will be torn down following the event ­ so this will be a very special show for Paul, for San Francisco, and we hope for you as well.

Paul wants you and a guest to share the whole experience with him - from soundcheck, to visiting backstage, to taking a few photos together, to watching the concert from VIP seats that have been put aside just for you!

And to top it off, we'll fly both you and your guest in from wherever you are in the world and include hotel accommodations to boot.

All you have to do in exchange for your chance to win is make a small donation (starting at $5 per entry) to one of Sir Paul's favorite charity organizations, Aid Still Required. Paul is helping ASR build a new school in Haiti for kids who have no other means of education, so you'll be helping a great cause each time you enter!

ABOUT THE PRIZE

One winner and one guest will win the opportunity to fly to San Francisco and see Paul McCartney's show at Candlestick Park on Aug 14th, 2014. The winner and guest will get to attend the soundcheck, meet Paul backstage before the show and then watch the show form VIP seats! The prize includes economy class flights from anywhere in the world for two people and two (2) nights hotel accommodation. The winner will need to cover the cost of transportation to their nearest airport and from the airport for themselves and their guest. Dates are 13 August, 2014 ­15 August, 2014. See Official Rules for full details.

Thank you - and good luck!!

Contest closes at 4:59pm PST on July 28, 2014.
Postal entries must be received by 4:59pm PST on July 28, 2014 to be entered.
The winner will be announced on the Prizeo website on July 30, 2014 at 12:00pm and the winner will be notified by email.

HOW TO ENTER CONTEST HERE


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