April 16, 2014 -- PM.com

EXTRA SHOWS ADDED! Paul Gets Back #OutThere In The U.S.!

PAUL McCARTNEY IS GETTING BACK 'OUT THERE'

SIX MORE U.S. SHOWS CONFIRMED FOR SUMMER 2014

June 14: Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 21: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
August 7: Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena

STILL MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney's universally acclaimed 'Out There' tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, Paul has confirmed another half dozen dates on the 2014 U.S. Out There tour. Kicking off next week in Uruguay, and tearing through Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, as well as Paul's return to Japan and debut in Korea, the upcoming Out There 2014 world tour will now feature an additional show:

Paul will open the 2014 U.S. leg of the tour on June 14 with his first ever appearance in the hometown of his beloved Buddy Holly, playing the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock TX.

On June 16, Paul will return to Dallas to play the American Airlines Center, his first visit to Dallas since closing his summer 2009 tour with a sold out show at Cowboys Stadium.

June 21 will see Paul get back to another city he last played on that 2009 tour, when the Out There extravaganza rolls into Atlanta's Philips Arena.

Jacksonville FL will experience its first ever full Paul McCartney headline concert June 22 at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Paul's only previous performances in Jacksonville being his four-song set at Super Bowl XXXIX in 2005, and the one and only show The Beatles ever played in Florida at the Gator Bowl in 1964.

On June 25 Paul will play Nashville for the second time, once again at the Bridgestone Arena where he made his historic debut in the Music City on his 2010 'Up and Coming' Tour.

Paul's August 7 date at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City will be his second ever show in Utah, the first having been on the 2010 Up and Coming Tour - which also marked the 200th show Paul had played with his current touring band.

These dates expand an itinerary including New Orleans, Louisville KY, Albany NY and Pittsburgh, all of which sold out virtually instantly upon going on sale Monday, April 14.

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am (local time) on Thursday 17th April. To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 6am (EDT) / 11am (BST) on Thursday.

Register for pre-sale tickets by clicking HERE!

The 'Out There' tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career­as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul's most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul's band of the last 10+ years ­ Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) ­the show never disappoints.

The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honoured by music bible NME with a special one off award, the 'Songwriter's Songwriter Award' chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.

Tickets for the newly announced date will be on sale Friday, April 25 at 10 a.m. local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 21 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 24 at 10 p.m.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

OUT THERE U.S. TOUR 2014

June 14: Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 19: New Orleans, LA ­ Smoothie King Center
(SOLD OUT)
June 21: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22: Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26: Louisville, KY ­ Yum! Center
(SOLD OUT)
July 5: Albany, NY ­ Times Union Center
(SOLD OUT)
July 7: Pittsburgh, PA ­ Consol Energy Center
(SOLD OUT)
August 7: Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena


April 16, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

'Out There' USA dates, cities and venues (posted at 11am EDT)

UNCONFIRMED DATES and VENUES

June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Stadium
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
July 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 12 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
August 10 - Los Angeles - Dodgers Stadium



April 16, 2014 -- SFGate

Paul McCartney concert: Let it be at new stadium, 49ers say

The 49ers are in talks with Paul McCartney to perform the opening concert at their new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara - a move that would effectively yank the rug out from under San Francisco's plans for the music legend to headline a final send-off concert at Candlestick Park.

Mayor Ed Lee personally invited McCartney to close the Stick when the former
Beatle played at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park last year.

The idea was to say goodbye to the ballpark where the Beatles played their final paid concert in 1966.

McCartney's reps and the city had been talking since Lee made the offer, and City Hall was convinced that the show was all but a done deal.

It all changed, however, when McCartney's envoys, including his worldwide concert promoter, Barrie Marshall, toured Candlestick last month and let slip that they had just visited Levi's Stadium as part of negotiations with the Niners for an opening concert there in early August.

It was a blindside hit that had city officials feeling betrayed.

Team execs insisted to San Francisco officials that they had been approached about hosting a McCartney show by Live Nation, the national promoter that has a financial stake in Sir Paul's management company.

Besides, the Niners said they had a fiduciary responsibility to their sponsors - including Levi's, which has a $220 million naming-rights deal at the stadium - to host a certain number of concerts a year.

"Classless" is how one San Francisco official greeted the Niners' play - which some see as the latest in a string of insults aimed at the city since owner John York announced in 2006 that the team was leaving town.

Sarah Ballard, spokeswoman for the city's Recreation and Park Department, which runs Candlestick, expressed disappointment at the prospect of losing the concert. But she steered clear of any name calling, noting that the decision on where to play was ultimately McCartney's.

Mayoral spokeswoman Christine Falvey said that regardless of how it all plays out, "the city is going to have a great farewell for Candlestick for the public." A representative for Live Nation said the company had no comment.

In a statement, the Niners said they book events on behalf of the Santa Clara Stadium Authority and "we continue to seek world-class sports and entertainment events that benefit the entire region."




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April 2014


April 11, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)

Date night: Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell dress to match as they dine out in Los Angeles

He is considered rock royalty and one of the world's greatest musicians.

But, pictured on a cosy date night in downtown Los Angeles this week, Sir Paul McCartney is also keen to enjoy romantic down-time with his wife.

The Liverpudlian singer and his beautiful partner, Nancy Shevell, were spotted dining out at Mr. Chow's restaurant in Beverly Hills - proving that they are a perfect match in more ways than one.

The founding member of The Beatles, 71, was wearing a blue suit jacket with black jeans and a simple black shirt for the occasion.

Meanwhile, with her hair looking glossy and smooth, Nancy followed suit in a blue and green floral jacket with cropped cuffs over black, velvet trousers.

Together they looked sartorially in sync with matching colours and tones.

Smiling broadly, they clearly enjoyed their time at the acclaimed eatery - which specialises in Beijing delicacies and is run by award-winning executive chef Yi Jia Qian.

A local hot-spot in LA, it has previously been frequented by the likes of Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale and Steven Spielberg. But McCartney will be used to such illustrious company. Joining him at Mr Chow's was Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra.

Likewise, just last month, Paul and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl took their wives to vegan restaurant Crossroads on Melrose Avenue in LA.

Together, Paul and David no doubt took a chance to celebrate their Grammy win in January for Best Rock Song.

The duo had teamed up with Ringo Starr and the other surviving members of Nirvana, bassist Krist Novoselic and touring guitarist Pat Smear, to form Sirvana and were awarded at the music ceremony for their track Cut Me Some Slack. 'This song was two hours in my studio,' Dave said during his Grammy acceptance speech.


April 11, 2014 -- PM.com

Help Us Make A NEW Video For 'Save Us'

Since September we have been overwhelmed by the support you have shown Paul's NEW Instagram page. Day in, day out we are seeing new and creative photos from you with your copy of Paul's album and of the word NEW, plus some very cool illustrations.

As you've been so active and are enjoying sharing your photos, we thought we would set you a NEW task!

We would like you to pick a line or two from Paul's song 'Save Us' (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; make something with the words on; do something on your computer - remember, the more creative your photo, the more chance you have of being included! We will pick our favourites and put them into a new video for the song.

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

We will post your 'Save Us' video here on PaulMcCartney.com soon so remember to keep checking back!

WHAT TO DO:
1. Pick as many lines as you wish from the lyrics below - including (Guitar Riff), (Instrumental) and (End) - and take a photo of yourself with it (one line per photo, please!)
2. Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #whatsnewPaul
3. Please post your photo by midday (UK time) Tuesday 22nd April

YOUR PHOTOS:
The selected photos will be used in a new fan video for Paul's track 'Save Us'. Your photos should be either be landscape or square. No portrait photos, please!


Landscape is good!


Square / Instagram is good!


Portrait is not good!

SAVE US LYRICS:

(Guitar riff)

I can try to give you
Everything you ever wanted
You're not hard to please
And the only thing I'm asking
In return is something
You can give with ease

Keep on sending your love
In the heat of battle
You got something that'll
Save us
Save us now

(Guitar riff)

Got a feeling there's a
Jungle rhythm beating in me
When I'm close to you
I don't really want to
Ask too many favours, but there's
Something you can do

Keep on sending your love
In the heat of battle
We got something that'll
Save us
Save us now

Oh oh oh oh
You're my woman
Oh oh oh oh
Keep it coming
Oh oh oh oh
You've got something
That could save us
Save us

(Instrumental)

Keep on sending your love
Oh oh oh oh
Cos in the heat of battle
You got something that'll
Save us
Save us now
Save us now
Save us now

(End)

PLEASE NOTE:
Please note that by submitting your photo(s) you are allowing MPL to use your photograph in a fan video for Paul's song 'Save Us' and for promotional purposes.



April 5, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

#Throwback Thursday photo

Paul during the "Wings Over America" tour taken by Robert Ellis...


April 8, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul McCartney is getting back 'Out There'
First U.S. shows of 2014 confirmed!

June 19: New Orleans, LA ­ Smoothie King Center
June 26: Louisville, KY ­ Yum! Center
July 5: Albany, NY ­ Times Union Center
July 7: Pittsburgh, PA ­ Consol Energy Center

More dates to be announced...

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's universally acclaimed 'Out There' tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be getting back out there in the U.S. by announcing his first Stateside date of 2014. In addition to his dates this month in Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, and his return to Japan and first ever performance in Korea in May, Paul has confirmed the first stop of an upcoming summer trek through North America:

Paul will play his first show ever in Louisville KY on June 26 at the Yum! Center

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am (local time) / 3pm (UK time) on Wednesday, April 9th. To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 6am (EDT) / 11am (UK time) on Wednesday.

Register for pre-sale tickets by clicking HERE!

PUBLIC SALE Monday, April 14 at 10am (local time).

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10am through Sunday, April 13 at 10pm.



April 8, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

Paul McCartney USA Tour Rumored dates

July 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center (unconfirmed)
other cities...Nashville, TN, Jacksonville FL, Dallas TX, Atlanta GA... and more...

April 7, 2014 -- USA Today

Sir Paul McCartney dances, goes on Kiss Cam during Lakers-Clippers game


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Sir Paul McCartney was in a good mood at the Staples Center to see the Clippers play the Lakers Sunday. "Can't Buy Me Love" was played as a tribute to Paul who was featured on kiss cam inside the arena, and later did a crazy dance when he was shown on screen. Sir Paul is 71 years old, but he's got more energy than the 20-somethings sitting on the bench.



April 7, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)

Paul McCartney and wife Nancy Shevell engage in some PDA for the kiss cam during LA Lakers game





When it comes to Sir Paul McCartney showing his affection for his wife, he certainly isn't shy about it.



Paul took the opportunity to plant a kiss on his wife, Nancy Shevell, for the Kiss Cam at the Staples Center during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Lakers on Sunday in Los Angeles.

The 71-year-old singer lovingly pulled 53-year-old Nancy's face close to him and gave her a sweet kiss.

The pair seemed completely in their own world as they kissed despite all the fans surrounding them.

They sat together and held hands as they talked and watched the game.

After their PDA, Paul really got into the spirit of the game, as he waved his arms and cheered on his team even performing a few dance moves.

'I called up Paul and said, "Hey, man, do you want to come jam with some friends of mine?" He came over, we knocked this out in a couple of hours, and to me, that's what rock 'n roll is all about.'

It featured on the soundtrack for Dave's directorial debut documentary Sound City, which sadly wasn't nominated by the Academy this year, so it's no wonder the former Nirvana drummer didn't attended the awards ceremony or parties.

Next up for Paul, he will perform his first-ever concert in Seoul, South Korea on May 28 and pre-sale tickets for the show go on sale April 7.



April 7, 2014 -- Zimbio

Paul and Nancy go shopping on Rodeo Drive





Legendary rocker Paul McCartney stops for a sweet snack at Pinkberry in Beverly Hills, California with his wife Nancy Shevell on April 4, 2014.



April 5, 2014 -- Contact Music

Scott Rodger - Sir Paul McCartney's Sidekick Named Manager Of The Year

Scott Rodger,
the man behind Sir Paul McCartney's current success, was named Manager of the Year at the Artist and Manager Awards in London on Thursday night (April 3rd).

Rodger went home with the top prize, which was bestowed upon him by the Music Managers Forum and the Featured Artists Coalition.

The longtime industry player was lauded for his work with artists like McCartney and rockers Arcade Fire.



April 5, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

#Throwback Thursday photo

Paul by Linda taken in the south of France...



April 3, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul Gets #OutThere In South Korea!


Paul McCartney Getting Back 'Out There'
First time in South Korea

'Paul McCartney Hyundai Card Super Concert 20'
Wednesday, May 28th ­ Seoul, South Korea
Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's critically acclaimed 'Out There' tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be getting back out there by announcing his first ever concert in South Korea, taking place at Seoul's Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium this May 28th, 2014.

Regular readers of PaulMcCartney.com may remember that last March model/actress/entrepreneur Lily Cole sent Paul a photo of a busker she spotted in London:

The sign reads: "Sir Paul McCartney! Please have a concert in Republic of Korea!! There are millions of fans waiting for you."

Paul noted at the time, "Lily Cole sent me this pic - may lead to a show in Korea. Hope so!"

We can't say for sure if the two events are related, but we hope that the gentleman on the photo gets to the show in Seoul!


WEBMASTER'S NOTE: The Seoul, South Korea date and venue was posted on March 10th exclusively here on The Macca Report LINK


April 3, 2014 -- WWD

Dan Croll on Music, Muses and Meeting Paul McCartney

In a world of young, manufactured trying-too-hard pop singers, there's something refreshing about a clean-cut, unassuming singer-songwriter in specs that recall Buddy Holly. As a teen, Dan Croll, 23, thought he might have a career in rugby. But a broken leg on the field at 17 ended his sporting aspirations. "I've always been musical and played a couple of instruments," says Croll, "then I decided I wanted to have a go at music."

At 18, Croll left his home in Staffordshire, England, to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. In 2011, his final year there, he won the Musicians Benevolent Fund Songwriter of the Year Award, which included a 5,000 pound, or about $9,000, prize. He used the money wisely. "I ended up making a basic home studio to start recording my own music in my own time." But like most university boys, he admits, "A little bit of it might have gone down at the pub."

The day after collecting his award, he met with Sir Paul McCartney for a 45-minute one-on-one session, a privilege granted to seven students a year, since McCartney is one of the cofounders of LIPA (there is, after all, no more famous Liverpudlian band than The Beatles). Croll played two of his songs for McCartney, one of which, "Home," ended up on his debut album, "Sweet Disarray" (Capital Records), which drops in the U.S. today.

Asked about the experience of jamming with the former Beatle, Croll says, "It flew by so quickly." McCartney quickly learned Croll's songs and sang along and harmonized. "If I could have popped up a microphone and recorded him singing, that would have been great." Although the visit was short, McCartney made an impression. "He's just incredibly down to earth and humble, a very grounded man. I took away from it that it's always great to be open to people and listen to their music; they might influence you further."


April 3, 2014 -- PM.com

'You Gave Me The Answer' ­ Kevin from the USA asks...

2014 is shaping up to be as busy as ever with Paul announcing a string of new live dates in South America and Japan.

Here at PaulMcCartney.com we use a variety of tactics to keep our energy levels up. More often than not this includes a big box of cupcakes (sometimes sent from Paul) and a lovely cup of tea!

This month's question was sent in by Kevin McCarren from the USA, who asks:

"Where do you get your energy from?"
We spoke with Paul as he prepares to get back 'Out There' on his forthcoming tour of Latin America. He answered:

PAUL: "Thank you for your question, Kevin. My energy comes from Sex & drugs! NO! I'm joking! It's simply from having enthusiasm for life. It never runs out!"

PaulMcCartney.com were fortunate to watch one of Paul's shows from the side of the stage in Tokyo last November and the sight of 50,000 ecstatic fans singing along to every word was simply incredible. Speaking with Paul after the show, he told us that one of the reasons he does what he does is down to the fans; their enthusiasm keeps him enthusiastic.




March 2014


March 29, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul McCartney gets #OutThere in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan!

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March 29, 2014 -- Prensa Latina

Ecuador to Award Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney

The British singer and song-writer Paul McCartney will be awarded by the Ecuadorian government next month during a visit to this South American country, said secretary of Public Administration, Vinicio Alvarado.

According to the official, the decision of President Rafael Correa to award the former member of
The Beatles was taken due to his contribution to the universal culture.

The multi-instrumentalist from Liverpool will perform for the first time in Ecuador as part of his Out There tour that includes a musical retrospective of his songs.

Organized by Jorge Ferrand and Prosonido, the three-hour concert will take place in the Liga de Quito Stadium on April 28.

McCartney is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful musician and composer of pop music, with 60 Gold records and 100 millions of singles sold in the United Kingdom and world.



March 29, 2014 -- Beatlefan.com

"NEW" 2014 Japan Tour Edition CD with DVD to be released in Japan

Beatlefan Japan correspondent Gen Onoshima reports:

To commemorate Macca's Japan tour in May, Universal Music Japan will release the "New - 2014 Japan Tour Edition" on May 7th in Japan which includes (1 CD + 1 DVD)

CD
Japanese edition of "New" (15 songs - including "Struggle")

DVD
"Save Us" (live at the Tokyo Dome on Nov.21, 2013)
"Everybody Out There" (live at the Tokyo Dome on Nov. 21, 2013)
"Rendezvous with Paul McCartney" (22 minutes documentary)
"New" (Lyric video)
"Something New "(47 minutes documentary )

http://www.universal-music.co.jp/paul-mccartney/products/ucco-90298/


March 28, 2014 -- Macca Report News
by Jorie B. Gracen

Jimmy Page's, rock photographer daughter Scarlet auctioning signed Macca photo!


PHOTO: © Scarlet Page

Paul McCartney fans, here's a chance for you to bid on a Paul McCartney photo signed by Macca!


PHOTO: © Scarlet Page

The photo, taken by Led Zeppelin rocker, Jimmy Page's daughter, Scarlet, is being auctioned on eBay with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust charity in the UK.

Scarlet Page has photographed the hierarchy of rock and currently has an exhibition of photographs from her Resonators Collection on display at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust running through April 24th.

Now you can own one of her photographs signed by Paul!
LINK TO BID

HURRY! Auction ends this Sunday, March 31st at 4pm EDT...


March 28, 2014 -- JoshGill Blog

Paul McCartney to return to the iconic Budokan, Tokyo?

Sir Paul McCartney
is rumored to be making a trip back to Tokyo, Japan, to play the iconic Nippon Budokan ­ 48 years after The Beatles were the first musicians to play the venue amid a barrage of protests from Japanese nationalists.

The Beatles played a series of shows at the Budokan in June and July 1966, however their appearances were met with strong opposition from those who felt the appearance of a western pop group would defile the martial arts arena. Since The Beatles set the precedent, many musicians have played there. McCartney has sporadically toured Japan over the years, most recently in November 2013, however he has never returned to the unique venue.

The source, with contacts on the inside of Macca's touring circle, said: "He's wanted to play the Budokan for a while. I don't think he could work it into his schedule while he was in Japan last November, but I think it's more of a viable option now that is definitely being considered." Although the source was quick to add: "One thing fans must remember is that nothing is official until is it confirmed by the man himself!"

The Budokan rumor comes as McCartney resumes his Out There tour, with a number of South American shows already been confirmed. Sadly with every South American show confirmed and rumor reported, word of any UK/Europe shows are slowly but surely fading, once again leaving fans increasingly baffled and frustrated by his neglect.



March 27, 2014 -- LookingToTheStars.org

Paul McCartney Kicks Off Everyone Matters Day Campaign


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As London, Los Angeles, Dublin, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Memphis, Dallas and other cities in the U.S. and the globe get set for the 1st Everyone Matters Day on April 2, Sir Paul McCartney has kicked off the #IAM campaign with his selfie affirming: "I AM A SCOUSER."

#IAM is about affirming and owning WHO WE ARE, AS WE ARE as part of Everyone Matters, a global campaign bringing together local governments, public figures, organizations, schools and global citizens ­ advocating for everyone's right to dignity and respect, and to be allowed to be who they are ­ without judgment, shame or attack ­ including ourselves.


Credit/Copyright: Everyone Matters

Sir Paul McCartney is one of the inaugural global figures who has supported the exploding global campaign of dignity and respect, which launched in 2012. The inspirational quote he offered when he joined the campaign was a signature line ­ "Live and let live" ­ from his 1973 Wings' song, "Live and Let Die," which was used as the theme song of the eponymous James Bond film. "Live and let live" encapsulates the message of Everyone Matters.

A cultural phenomenon, Everyone Matters has quickly grown through social media and in local communities to a following of 165,000 on Facebook ­ and a Google search engine footprint of 70 million.

An estimated 75 to 100 schools in the U.S. and beyond will have organized "Everyone Matters Day" for 2013-2014 ­ many on April 2, with such activities as the "I Am!" pride-in-identity PhotoBooth and VideoWall, where students hold up hand-written signs proclaiming anything about themselves they want to affirm; the "24-Hour Challenge" to not judge in thought or action for the entire day; and the "Letting Go of Judgment Tree" or "Act of Kindness Tree," in which students collectively share names they've been called, or called others, and then "let it go," or record moments of kindness to others.

The cities and states participating in the first global "Everyone Matters Day" ­ www.everyonemattersday.com ­ with official proclamations and resolutions commemorating "Everyone Matters Day" and affirming everyone's right to be who they are, without judgment ­ are London, Dublin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Washington DC, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Memphis, Portland, Phoenix, Denver and the State of Maine.

On April 2, 2014, people from around the world will upload their selfies on social media to affirm anything about themselves that they want to proclaim ­ from a personality trait, to what they like, where they live, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion. Anything that says who they are, as they are. The concurrent action is #WhyYouMatter and #YouMatter2Me to appreciate and affirm others for who they are.

The global leaders who support the humanitarian message of Everyone Matters, and have penned personal statements for the campaign, are: Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, George Clooney, General Colin Powell, Kevin Spacey, Hugh Jackman, Tom Brokaw, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nick Clooney and Nina Clooney, Natalie Portman, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, craigslist founder Craig Newmark, Jeff Skoll, Debra Messing, Mary Tyler Moore, Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Bernadette Peters, Christina Aguilera, Deepak Chopra, Dame Judi Dench, Betty White, Fran Drescher and Chris Kluwe.

The power ­ and success ­ of Everyone Matters is its humanistic, universal yet personal approach. The campaign advocates on behalf of everyone's right to be who they are, regardless of gender, age, weight, skin color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical limitations ­ combined with the intertwined message that affirms pride in identity.

Leading organizations supporting Everyone Matters include The Special Olympics, The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre, Association of American Colleges and Universities, NAACP, National Association of Secondary School Principals, The Museum of Tolerance, Association of American People with Disabilities, National Organization of Women, UN Women National Committee United States, GLAAD, The Trevor Project, Human Rights Campaign, USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Student Affairs Administrators, Equality Now, National Hispanic Media Coalition, MTV's ATHIN LINE Campaign, National Partnership for Women & Families, Asian American Justice Center, Network National Catholic Social Justice Lobby.

The Everyone Matters campaign was founded by social entrepreneur and journalist HeathCliff Rothman, whose previous social media civic engagement campaign was Film Your Issue (FYI). FYI was an issue-driven short film competition with a stellar roster of media partners and jurists that included then-Senator Barack Obama, Walter Cronkite, George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, Tom Brokaw, Philip Seymour Hoffman, as well as YouTube, Microsoft, Yahoo!, MSNBC, MySpace, AOL, MTV and others.


March 27, 2014 -- Daily Mail (UK)

Living the good life: Socialite Nancy Shevell tops up her tan as she holidays in St. Barts without Sir Paul McCartney

She was recently spotted with husband Sir Paul McCartney in a New York City gripped by freezing cold February temperatures

But a lot can happen in a month, and socialite Nancy Shevell appeared to be enjoying warmer climes and picturesque surroundings on Tuesday as she stepped out in sunny St. Barts.

The 53-year-old is currently enjoying a stay on the French West Indian island with friends, and she made the most of the balmy conditions by venturing out in a suitably seasonal ensemble.

Nancy opted for an orange striped shirt over her black bikini as she padded across the sand in a pair of sandals while absently checking her mobile phone.

The New York based businesswoman rounded off her look with a pair of obligatory shades, whole a distinctive Fedora with a bold black band gave her some much needed shade.

Nancy was later spotted reclining on her sun lounger, a pair of black Beats headphones covering her ears as she topped up her tan.

The wealthy American is without former Beatle Paul during her current holiday on the idyllic island, which recently played host to supermodel Kate Moss and billionaire retail magnate Sir Phillip Green ­ who used it as a backdrop for his 62nd birthday celebrations.

Paul married Nancy ­ his third wife ­ in front of 30 close friends and family member during a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall in 2011.

The couple enjoyed a stay in St. Barts last December, with Paul, 71, frolicking in the Caribbean waters close to their luxury hotel.

That appearance followed reports that they were viewing new properties in New York City.



March 26, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul is Getting Back #OutThere in Japan!


Paul McCartney 'Out There' Japan 2014


Paul McCartney
is getting back 'Out There'! Music icon to return to Japan for 2014 stadium shows!

Saturday, May 17th -- National Stadium, Tokyo
Sunday, May 18th -- National Stadium, Tokyo
Saturday, May 24th -- Yanmar Stadium Nagai -- Osaka

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's critically acclaimed 'Out There' tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and end here in Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be coming back to Japan this May.

The 'Out There' tour travelled through Japan last November seeing Paul and his band perform six sold out historic shows in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo to a collective audience of over 260,000. This year Paul will return for his first outdoor stadium shows in Japan.

The 'Out There' tour features music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music. Paul will perform songs that span 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, which was 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 into Space! Having played with his band (Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass guitar/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)) for over ten years now, 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 the best songs in the world a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honoured by music bible NME with a special one off award, the 'Songwriter's Songwriter Award' chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.



March 21, 2014 -- Liverpool Echo (UK)

Beatles items removed from Adelphi auction after Macca legal challenge
Items thought to have been given to the Beatle's former housekeeper Rose Martin by Linda McCartney

Clothes and a scrap of paper previously belonging to Sir Paul McCartney were withdrawn from an auction after the singer launched a legal challenge over their ownership.

The cape, suit and paper with three lines of lyrics on were due to go under the hammer at the Omega Auctions sale at the Adelphi Hotel on Thursday.

The items were understood to have been given to the Beatle 's former housekeeper Rose Martin by Linda McCartney about 30 years ago.

After Mrs Martin's death last year, her family decided to sell the items to provide inheritance for her grandchildren. They hoped to raise about £30,000 ($49,459) by selling the goods.

But they were withdrawn from sale after Sir Paul and his legal team stepped in to challenge the ownership of them.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: "Unfortunately the lawyers have claimed that Paul would never have given any clothing away.

"Rose always told the family that it was Linda that had given them to her but as both have unfortunately passed away neither story can be corroborated

He added: "At the end of the day we've got to make sure that according to the law we give them back to their rightful owner, be that Rose's family or Sir Paul McCartney and MPL Communications.

"Our Beatles catalogue has been up and online for a number of weeks now so we can only apologise to any buyers who were hoping to bid on these items."

The cape was valued at between £10,000 ($16,486) and £15,000 ($24,729), while the suit was estimated to be worth £10,000 ($16,486).

The piece of paper ("Arrow Through Me") with the lyrics "Baby -- you couldn't have done a worse thing to me, if you'd taken an arrow and run it right through me", was valued at £1,000 ($1,648) to £2,000 ($3,297).

Mrs Martin's grandchildren had used the clothes for dressing up from the 80s.

When the housekeeper and nanny to Sir Paul's children died last year the star posted a message on his website.

He wrote: "We had sad news recently that our dear friend Rose Martin passed away at the age of 92.

"Rose was my housekeeper since the early 60s and for many years looked after us and our children.

"She was a very classy lady with a mischievous sense of humour.

"She was fiercely loyal and our family and many friends will miss her dearly."

A spokesman for Sir Paul said he did not wish to comment.

The auction went ahead ­ with 230 other lots on offer including Ringo and George's jackets from "Help!" and the piano that Sir Paul composed "Yesterday" on.



March 20, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul Gets #OutThere in Uruguay!

Paul McCartney is getting 'Out There' in Montevideo, Uruguay!
Saturday April 19th: Montevideo, Uruguay - Estadio Centenario

Paul has confirmed today that he will be adding a date in Uruguay to his forthcoming tour of Latin America. The concert is set to take place in the Estadio Centenario in the country's capital Montevideo on Saturday, April 19th.

The gig will mark Paul's second ever appearance in the country having played the same venue in April 2012 on his 'On the Run' tour.

Paul's 'Out There' tour of Latin America will take in:

April 19th: Montevideo, Uruguay ­ Estadio Centenario
April 21st: Santiago, Chile ­ Movistar Arena
April 22nd: Santiago, Chile ­ Movistar Arena
April 25th: Lima, Peru ­ Estadio Nacional
April 28th: Quito, Ecuador ­ Estadio de Liga
May 1st: San José, Costa Rica ­ Estadio Nacional

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am (local time) 1pm (UK time) on Friday, March 21st. To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 6am (local time) /9am (UK time) on Friday.

Register for pre-sale tickets by clicking HERE!

Tickets go on public sale and through OCA at 8am (local time) on Saturday, March 22nd. Please check local press for further details.


March 20, 2014 -- The Japn News

A 12-hour special program on Paul McCartney will be broadcast Saturday, according to SKY Perfect JSAT Corp.

The program is titled "12 Jikan 'ALL McCartney!'-OUT THERE tour Tokyo koen! Zensekai Hatsukokai SP-" (12 Hours of 'ALL McCartney!'-The OUT THERE tour's Tokyo concert. The world's first broadcast-).

It will air on CS 800 Sukachan 0 channel from noon.

The show features the world broadcast premiere of McCartney's final concert of his Japan tour last November, the first such tour he had made in 11 years, and various clips from the vast amount of footage and a documentary of the music icon.



March 20, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

Out There Tour Rumors

Paul
will embark on a US tour (indoors and outdoors) this summer and possibly dates in Japan and Brazil this year.

March 20, 2014 -- Paul McCartney Twitter

#Throwback Thursday photo

Paul by Linda. From a new exhibition at Le Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier...


March 20, 2014 -- Ely Standard (UK)

Butler for Tom Hanks, Robbie Williams, Sir Paul McCartney and the Queen looks back on his career

He has been a butler for Tom Hanks, Bob Dylan, Robbie Williams, the Saudi royals and the Queen.

But it was meeting his musical hero
Sir Paul McCartney which left George Telford star struck.

"Because I grew up in the era of The Beatles, when first met him I was star struck. It was a dream to meet such a talented musician", he said.

The proud Scot, who is head butler at the Poets House Hotel in Ely and Paddocks House Hotel in Newmarket, has during his illustrious career racked up more than 30 years of service.

The 59 year-old, who was inspired to become a butler by watching 1970s TV show Upstairs Downstairs, bristles at the suggestion that being a butler is demeaning.

He said: "I'm very proud to be a butler. Being a butler is not demeaning to anyone. We are not slaves. We are a respected part of the community.

"What we do is provide a service, which is what hospitality is all about. No is not a word in my vocabulary.

"It can be tiring because you are on call 24/7 but it is very rewarding."

As part of his role as head butler, he is constantly at his guest's beck and call.

He said: "We welcome the guest to the hotel, provide them with a private check in and then take them up to their room. We can also offer them a tour of the hotel.

"We can bring them up afternoon tea, take care of their dinner requirements and run them a bath.

"In the morning, we can bring them breakfast on a tray and a newspaper, all with a smile on our face and a good morning.

"The key is to build a relationship of trust with the guest."

When you are a butler, presentation and performance are everything, George says.

"Like anything in hospitality you have got to dress for the part. Then it is like theatre.

"Once you leave your room and meet the guest you are on stage. It is important you play the role well.

"If you manage this, it doesn't matter if the guest is male or female; they will accept you and be eating out of the palm of your hand."

One of George's most recent assignments was for Robbie Williams and his family in Scotland.

He decided it would be fitting to introduce the singer and his family to a true Scottish delicacy.

He said: "Robbie Williams was in the garden of a hotel in Scotland so I came out with a silver cloche and offered him, his lovely wife and his beautiful baby a deep fried Mars bar, which they accepted and thoroughly enjoyed.

"Serving people in the entertainment industry is not an easy job because they sleep all day and are out all night, but it is a pleasure.

"They live different lives but as people are no different to any of us."

Another famous person George has served is the American actor Tom Hanks, for whom he holds great admiration.

He said: "Tom Hanks would often come on board the yacht I worked on and I have worked for him privately.

"He is a great guy, a father figure first and actor second.

"He is a gentleman who in real life is just like the characters he plays on screen.

"I have been fortunate in my career that I have never been approached by anyone in a rude manner.

"I've always been treated and rewarded well."

George is in the middle of writing his memoirs, which he says "will share a bit of gossip", but he insists the key to being a butler is discretion.

"A butler sees everything but is very careful of what he tells others. Discretion is key."



March 17, 2014 -- PM.com

Second Night Added in Santiago, Chile!


Paul McCartney is getting back 'Out There'
Second show added in Santiago, Chile!

Tuesday, April 22nd - Movistar Arena - GET TICKETS HERE!

Following the phenomenal response and demand for tickets after the announcement of Paul's forthcoming show in Chile it has been confirmed that a second date has been added on Tuesday April 22nd at the Movistar Arena.

This will be Paul's first visit to Chile since his historic performance on his 'Up & Coming Tour' in 2011.

Last week Paul announced his first live dates of 2014. More announcements are expected soon.

The 'Out There' tour features music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music. Paul will perform songs that span 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, which was a global hit upon its release last year.



March 16, 2014 -- CraigPlaystead.com
by Craig Playstead

"Everywhere I Go People Are Happy"

You open the door and quickly slide into another forgettable Starbucks to escape the rain and an audible gasp emits from the packed store. After realizing they're not dreaming, the group breaks into a frantic applause.

All because you walked in for mediocre cup of coffee.

Faces light up like Christmas trees, camera phones are out so fast you'd think they were in holsters and one woman in her 50's is crying. This'll be a story she tells for the rest of her life. It doesn't matter if the person you encounter is a regular Joe in the men's room or the President of the United States, the reaction is always the same: they can't believe it's actually you.

This is how Paul McCartney has lived every day for the past 50 years.

Can you imagine people reacting to you like this, every day? It would flip your brain inside-out and seriously warp your sense of reality. It would turn you into a monster. Or at least someone whose self-importance is so off the charts they lose touch with what it means to be a real person. It's happening to Justin Bieber right now, and I don't have to tell you it's not going well. And with Paul, it's Bieber times ten. No one could handle this for a month, let alone for the past 50 years. Except for him.

A-list celebrities who duck people for sport on a daily basis are turned into giggling school girls and teenage boys with crushes when they see McCartney. We've all dreamed about being famous, and those who've had this dream come true talk about how it consumes them. Especially when they're out with their kids, or just want to grab a sandwich. It killed Kurt Cobain. It would have killed me in my 20's to go from living in an old house that leaned too far to the left with five other guys, to international super-stardom where I gave hope to an entire generation who grew up in a broken home. It's a lot of pressure, especially if you don't have the tool to deal with it like Kurt. It's too much for almost everyone on this planet, except for, well, Paul McCartney.

How does he deal with it? Well, a story first. I was listening to the WTF podcast by comedian Marc Maron, and he was interviewing one of my favorite people in the world, Dave Grohl. They were talking about Dave's incredible documentary, Sound City (the best movie I saw last year) when the conversation steered toward the time Grohl spent in the studio recording with Paul McCartney for the movie. Few musicians are more famous than Dave right now, and he was giddy and blown away working with Sir Paul. He said it was an entire day of his life flashing before his eyes, but in a good way. McCartney was the entire reason he ever played music.

The conversation downshifted to how anything gets done when people are so starstruck. Literally every person working on the record from the musicians to the engineers were, at one point in their youth influenced listening to The Beatles laying on shag carpet while a 45 spun on their record player. Then clarity came when Dave explained how Paul McCartney is so damn good at being Paul McCartney.

"He gets it." Grohl said. "He understands how you feel when you meet him, and he let's you know you're ok. He's a wonderful person, and totally understands his role in the universe. In a very realistic sense."

How many of us understand our role in the Universe? Hands please.

To add a little more context to Dave's explanation, a rock journalist who interviewed McCartney asked about this phenomenon that everywhere he goes, people go bat-sh*t. The former Beatle remarked on how great it was.

"It's one of the great luxuries of my life. Everywhere I go, people are happy."

Wow. You could see it during the big 50th Anniversary Beatles celebration on CBS a couple weeks ago. Every star who played a Beatles song was looking for validation from McCartney, and he was happy to give it ­ whether he they butchered the song or not. And many did (including Ringo). He understood how happy those musicians were to play those incredible songs that only get better with age, and how much it meant to them.

So, in a world where it's all about him, Paul McCartney makes it about you. And if you step back and look at it, this is the only way to handle a level of fame that maybe a handful of people in the past 50 years have ever attained. You don't fight fame that intense, you embrace the feeling it has on others.

In a time where celebrities are epic disasters, the biggest one on the planet is teaching us all about how to be happy and deal with people: make life about them, not you. Maybe, in time he could have taught Kurt that instead of fighting the wave, he should have been riding it.

Probably good advice for all of us.



March 13, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul Gets 'Out There' -- 4 Live shows of 2014 announced!

Paul has announced details of his forthcoming tour of South America



May 1-- Estadio Nacional -- San José, Costa Rica

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 8am (local time) / 2pm (UK time) on
Monday 17th March. To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 4am (local time) / 10am (UK time) on Monday.

Register for pre-sale tickets by clicking HERE!

PAUL 'OUT THERE' COSTA RICA PROMO

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April 28 -- Estadio de Liga -- Quito, Eucador

Fans registered with PaulMcCartney.com will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets from 10am (local time) / 3pm (UK time) on Tuesday 18th March. To be eligible for this pre-sale fans must be registered with the website by 6am (local time) / 11am (UK time) on Tuesday.

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April 25 -- Estadio Nacional -- Lima, Peru

PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!

VIP TICKET LINK



April 21 -- Movistar Arena -- Santiago, Chile

PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE

PUBLIC SALE TICKETS


VIP TICKET LINK


March 13, 2014 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

Tour rumors...

'OUT There' USA - July/August
Shows rumored for more baseball parks and 'indoor ' shows (summer)


Macca Report 'Out There' LATIN AMERICA TOUR 2014

OFFICIAL DATES

April 19 --
Estadio Centenario -- Montevideo, Uruguay
April 21 -- Movistar Arena -- Santiago, Chile
April 22 -- Movistar Arena -- Santiago, Chile
April 25 -- Estadio Nacional -- Lima, Peru
April 28 -- Estadio de Liga -- Quito, Eucador
May 1 -- Estadio Nacional -- San José, Costa Rica



March 13, 2014 -- PM.com

#Throwback Thursday

From today we will begin publishing classic photos of Paul as part of #ThrowbackThursday.

Fans can check out the photos - which will be published each Thursday - at the following official accounts:

Facebook - Click HERE!
Google+ - Click HERE!
Instagram - Click HERE!
Twitter - Click HERE!

The photos will also be posted on Paul's LINE account.

Today's image was taken by Linda McCartney and features in the new exhibition 'Linda McCartney: Retrospective, 1965-1997' which opened last month in Montpellier, France.



March 11, 2014 -- PM.com/The Macca Report

Santiago, Chile Pre-Sale Wednesday March 12 @ 10am (local time)
Los boletos estarán a la venta el miércoles 12 de marzo A LAS 10:00

PaulMcCartney.com: to be eligible for Santiago pre-sale tickets you must sign up by 9pm today:

Es necesario registrarse para CALIFICAR PARA ENTRADAS PREVENTA EN ESTE ENLACE POR ESTA NOCHE 21:00

LINK (ENLACE)

OUT THERE TOUR - South America

Monday, April 21st ­ Santiago, Chile ­ Movistar Arena TICKET LINK


March 10, 2014 -- PM.com

Paul Gets Out There In Chile!

Paul McCartney is getting back 'Out There'
First live show of 2014 announced!

Monday 21st April ­ Santiago, Chile ­ Movistar Arena

More dates to be announced imminently...

[>En Español]

Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul's critically acclaimed 'Out There' tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, today Paul confirms he'll be getting back out there by announcing his first concert of the year. Paul will be heading back to Chile in April for the first time since his historic performance on his 'Up & Coming Tour' in 2011.

The 'Out There' tour features music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music. Paul will perform songs that span 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, which was 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 into Space! Having played with his band (Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass guitar/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums)) for over ten years now, 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 the best songs in the world a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul's shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honoured by music bible NME with a special one off award, the 'Songwriter's Songwriter Award' chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.



March 10, 2013 -- Macca Report News EXCLUSIVE!!!

Paul announces 'Out There Tour' date


After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney officially announced the first show on his 2014 OUT THERE TOUR for Santiago, Chile. This date was first reported on THE MACCA REPORT...

The "unofficial and offiicial " dates and venues for
Paul McCartney 'OUT THERE '2014 Tour

April 19 -- Centenario Stadium -- Montevideo, Uruguay
April 21 -- (2nd show to be added on the 22nd if first show sells out) -- Movistar Arena -- Santiago, Chile
(OFFICIAL)
April 25 -- Estadio Nacional -- Lima, Peru
April 28 -- TBA -- Quito, Eucador
May 1 (or 2) -- Estadio Nacional -- San Jose, Costa Rica
May 28 -- Olympic Stadium -- Seoul, Korea



March 10, 2013 -- Ultimate Classic Rock

Paul McCartney: 'We're A Real Band'

The stretch of fine albums Paul McCartney has released in the last decade or so, which includes last year's 'New,' can possibly be attribute to having worked with the same musicians. In a new interview, he speaks highly of the four men who have comprised his touring band since 2002.

"I trust the guys," McCartney told KCSN. "They know what I'm going to do, I know what they are going to do. We surprise each other - and even if it's like, 'I didn't know you were going to do that,' we can all follow it. That's the great thing with a band. And all of us just come to play music. There's no other thing on the agenda. We just love playing together."

Something Else! notes that, with 12 years in his employ, Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Paul "Wix" Wickens and Abe Laboriel, Jr., have now played with McCartney for a longer period of time than The Beatles (1962-70) and Wings (which only had three constant members in its decade together). Wickens has been with McCartney since he returned to the road in 1989. McCartney admitted that the time they've spent together kind of snuck up on him.

"A couple of years ago, I kind of looked at them and said: 'You know what guys? We're a band. We're a real band,'" he continued. "I think up until then we'd just been thinking: 'We're getting together, and playing some songs.' But we're a band now - and that elevated our performance, I think. When we realized that, we sort of felt so much better about what we were doing."



March 8, 2014 -- Korea Times

McCartney may come to Seoul


A Korean entertainment company said Friday it was seeing progress in talks with
Sir Paul McCartney for a concert in Seoul in May. The former Beatles member performing here would mark a major event as the band, which never played in the country before it folded, continues to be arguably the country s favorite foreign music group.

Organizers at 9 Entertainment have already filed papers to the Korea Sports Promotion Foundation, the manager of state-built sporting facilities, to rent the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul on May 28 for the potential concert.

"Renting the venue is a process we have to go through when preparing for the performance of any artist. We are in talks to land (McCartney's) concert here, although the agreement isn t finalized yet," said an official from 9 Entertainment.

A representative from the Korean unit of the Universal Music International Group, McCartney's label, said he had received no information from headquarters about a potential performance here.

"The talks for setting up concerts usually take place between the artist and management people," he said.

"We haven't heard anything official, so we aren t in a position to confirm this.

Beatles fans here expressed disappointment last year when McCartney included Japan in his touring destination to promote his latest album, "New," but not Korea.

As a member of the Beatles, McCartney has been credited for writing many of the band s iconic songs along with the late
John Lennon, such as, "Hey Jude," "Yesterday" and "Let It Be."

McCartney was knighted in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II for his lifetime contribution to culture and humanitarian work.

March 8, 2014 -- Ultimate Classic Rock

Paul McCartney to Score Animated Film

Rather than rest on his laurels following the success of his most recent album, 'New,' Paul McCartney has apparently already started work on another project. He will be doing the music for an upcoming animated movie.

Acccording to Billboard, the former Beatle called into Los Angeles' KCSN, which is listener-supported and run out of California State University's Northridge campus, to thank them for their support of his music and broke the news. However, McCartney divulged neither the name of the movie nor the studio, but he did say, "It's like being a kid getting to play with some of the most creative people in the world" in reference to the experience.

Even outside of the Beatles movies and the song 'Spies Like Us,' McCartney is no stranger to film music. His 1967 score for 'The Family Way' was the first solo project by a Beatle, even though it was credited to the George Martin Orchestra. He also composed the music for the 1984 film 'Give My Regards to Broad Street,' which he also starred in and wrote.

The hour-long conversation, which can be heard at KCSN's website, also touched upon the recent slate of tributes commemmorating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arrival in America, and his connection to his current band. The interview was conducted by programming director Sky Daniels, who admitted to "fighting back tears" while speaking to him.

"When Paul McCartney's friends sing the praises of KCSN and he feels compelled to listen and reach out to say thanks," he said. "It validates the support of our members and the hard work of our staff. It really is a statement that radio can still touch hearts and minds, even those of the greatest songwriter of our time."





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