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THE McCARTNEYS’ MEAT FREE MONDAY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES NEW FILM – ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’

THE McCARTNEYS’ MEAT FREE MONDAY CAMPAIGN
LAUNCHES NEW FILM – ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’

With appearances by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, ‘One Day a Week’ highlights the damaging environmental impact of animal agriculture and encourages people to help by eating less meat

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 23) next week, Meat Free Monday has released a short film about a huge contributor to climate change that is often left out of conference discussions – animal agriculture.

“There’s a simple but significant way to help protect the planet and all its inhabitants”, says Paul McCartney to camera. “And it starts with just one day a week. One day without eating animal products can have a huge impact in helping maintain that delicate balance that sustains us all.”

With dire consequences for ourselves and future generations, livestock production results in vast amounts of greenhouse gases being released into the atmosphere. It requires increasingly
unsustainable levels of precious resources including land, water and energy, and is a major contributor towards global environmental degradation and climate change.

The Meat Free Monday campaign has had an incredible response since its launch in 2009, with many of the world’s leading authorities on climate change endorsing meat reduction as an effective
way of fighting global warming.

The campaign’s new film ‘One Day a Week’, largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and produced in collaboration with French film director Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Hope Production,
amplifies this message using the breathtaking aerial photography with which Arthus-Bertrand has become synonymous.

Narrated by Paul McCartney, and with appearances from Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney, Woody Harrelson and Emma Stone, the film describes how the beauty of the planet only exists through a
delicate balance of climatic conditions – a balance we are dangerously disrupting through our insatiable desire for animal products.

The film uses Paul McCartney’s own music – tracks from his 1997 classical music album Standing Stone, as well as an unreleased song called Botswana.

Meat Free Monday’s aim is to raise awareness and inspire people to make a change in their diets from an easily achievable starting point.

For more information about Meat Free Monday, and to view One Day a Week, please visit meatfreemondays.com.

Additional Information

PHOTO: Mary, Paul and Stella McCartney © 2017 MPL Communications Ltd

About the campaign
Launched by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney in 2009, Meat Free Monday is a not-for-profit campaign which aims to raise awareness of the damaging environmental impact of eating meat, and to encourage people to help slow climate change, conserve precious natural resources and improve their health by having at least one meat free day each week.

About the film

One Day a Week was largely funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, and produced by Hope Production in collaboration with Meat Free Monday. The film was directed by Baptiste Rouget-Luchaire, whose work includes ‘7 Billion Others’ (a worldwide project by Yann Arthus-Bertrand) and ‘A Thirsty World’, a film about global water issues.

Facts
• Almost a third of all land on Earth is used for livestock production.1
• A third of all cereal crops, and more than 95 per cent of soy, is turned into feed for farmed
animals.2
• An area of rainforest the size of a hundred football pitches is cut down every hour to create room
for grazing cattle.3
• It can take 2,350 litres of fresh water – that’s about 30 bathtubs! – to produce just one beef
burger.4,5
• According to scientists at the United Nations, livestock production is responsible for 14.5 per
cent of all global greenhouse gas emissions.6 Other scientists say the percentage is even
higher!7
• If present trends continue, over the next 100 years or so there will be a global mass extinction of
species.8

For Meat Free Monday, contact:
Suzanne Barnard + 44 7854 115 799; press@meatfreemondays.com

About Hope Production
Hope Production was born from the meeting between Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Jean-Yves Robin in 2011, and is entirely dedicated to major environmental and humanist issues. For more
information, please visit robinandco.com/hope.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies was created by Mike Bloomberg to encompass all of his charitable giving activities, including his personal giving, corporate giving and the Bloomberg Family
Foundation. The organisation works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people by focusing on five key areas: the arts, education, the environment, government innovation and
public health. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org.

1 Steinfeld H et al, Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations, Rome, 2006, p. xxi.
2 Steinfeld H et al, p.12 and p.43.
3 (a) Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, PRODES, 2016, online at http://www.obt.inpe.br/prodes/index.php (accessed 28
September 2017); (b) Bustamente MMC, et al., Estimating greenhouse gas emissions from cattle raising in Brazil, Climatic Change, 115, 2012, 0pp. 559–577; (c) Laws of the Game 2017/18, The International Football Association Board, 2017, p.34.
4 Ercin AE, Aldaya MM and Hoekstra AY, The water footprint of soy milk and soy burger and equivalent animal products, Ecological
Indicators, 18, 2012, p.400.
5 Waterwise, online at http://www.waterwise.org.uk/news.php/11/showers-vs.-baths-facts-figures-and-misconceptions (accessed 28
September 2017).
6 Gerber PJ et al, Tackling climate change through livestock – A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, 2013.
7 Goodland R and Anhang J, Livestock and Climate Change: What if the key actors in climate change were pigs, chickens and cows?,
Worldwatch Institute, 2009.
8 Rothman, DH, Thresholds of catastrophe in the Earth system, Science Advances, Vol. 3, No. 9, e1700906, 2017.

THE PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION: COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION NOVEMBER 17, 2017

THE PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

COMPLETE YOUR COLLECTION NOVEMBER 17, 2017

EIGHT TITLES TO BE RE-RELEASED VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe

FEATURING LIMITED EDITION 180g COLOR VINYL PRESSINGS

Paul McCartney: McCartney, McCartney II,  Tug Of War, Pipes Of Peace

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run

Wings: Venus And Mars, At The Speed Of Sound

Paul McCartney’s critically acclaimed and multiple Grammy Award-winning Archive Collection will offer fans another chance to complete their collections on November 17, 2017. That date will see the MPL/Capitol/UMe reissues of the first eight Archive Collection titles in affordable single CD digipak and 180gram black vinyl single LP formats—as well as limited edition 180gram color vinyl pressings. All vinyl LPs in the Archive Collection will feature a download card and fully restored artwork. The titles and corresponding limited edition vinyl colors are as follows:

Paul McCartney: McCartney – RED

Paul McCartney: McCartney II – CLEAR

Paul McCartney: Tug Of War – BLUE 

Paul McCartney: Pipes Of Peace – SILVER 

Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram – YELLOW

Paul McCartney and Wings: Band On The Run – WHITE

Wings: Venus And Mars – RED & YELLOW

Wings: At The Speed Of Sound – ORANGE

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney & Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 Grammy® for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The most recent installment was this year’s reissue of Paul’s eighth studio album Flowers In The Dirt, which ROLLING STONE called “spectacular…  an extraordinary document,” and the OBSERVER hailed as “perhaps the greatest record to emerge from the world of AOR in 1989… an absolute pleasure to rediscover today.”

Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul McCartney himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 40 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

For further information please contact:

US – steve@nastylittleman.com
UK – stuart.bell@dawbell.com
sujata.murthy@umusic.com  310 865 7812

Previously unreleased demo of Paul McCartney’s ‘Twenty Fine Fingers’ available on Vevo

Previously unreleased demo of Paul McCartney’s ‘Twenty Fine Fingers’ available on Vevo
Co-written and performed with Elvis Costello – Rarity is taken from the forthcoming reissue of Paul’s 1989 Flowers In The Dirt album – Available March 24th
Paul McCartney rehearsing for his 1989/90 ‘World Tour’ taken from the artwork for the Flowers In The Dirt single ‘Figure of Eight’.
© 1989 MPL Communications Ltd / Photographer: Bill Bernstein

One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave FaceYou Want Her TooDon’t Be Careless Love and That Day is Done) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself. Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on We Got Married and George Martin’s string arrangement on Put It There is amongst the many album highlights.

The reissue of Flowers In The Dirt is available from March 24th. Formats include a deluxe boxset which contains previously unreleased demos, unseen archival video, notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, Linda McCartney Flowers In The Dirt exhibition catalogue, 112-page hardcover book documenting the making of album and more. Watch the previously unreleased demo of “Twenty Fine Fingers” here: http://vevo.ly/QeXRBQ.

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Paul McCartney with his touring band. Left-to-Right: Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens, Chris Whitten, Linda McCartney, Paul, Robbie McIntosh, Hamish Stuart. Promotional shoot for the 1989/90 ‘World Tour’, 1989
© 1989 MPL Communications Ltd / Photographer: Kim Knott

PAUL McCARTNEY FLOWERS IN THE DIRT

PAUL McCARTNEY

FLOWERS IN THE DIRT

LONG AWAITED 10th INSTALLMENT OF THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARCHIVE COLLECTION OUT MARCH 24 VIA MPL/Capitol/UMe
FORMATS TO INCLUDE 2CD SPECIAL EDITION, 2LP VINYL AND  3CD+DVD DELUXE EDITION BOX SET FEATURING PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, UNSEEN ARCHIVAL VIDEO, NOTEBOOK OF PAUL’S HANDWRITTEN LYRICS AND NOTES, LINDA McCARTNEY FLOWERS IN THE DIRT EXHIBITION CATALOGUE, 112-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK DOCUMENTING THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM AND MORE
PRE-ORDERS: Super Deluxe (3CD/1DVD), Special Edition (2CD), Vinyl (2LP)
Check out the teaser here.
Paul McCartney and Elvis Costello, ‘Flowers In The Dirt’ recording sessions, 1988. Photo credit: 1988 © Paul McCartney / Photo by Linda McCartney.

The long awaited 10th release in the multiple-Grammy Award-winning Paul McCartney Archive Collection has been confirmed: On March 24, 2017, Paul’s 1989 international #1 album, Flowers In The Dirt, will be the latest classic solo work from one of the world’s most revered catalogues to get the special treatment across a multi-format reissue released by MPL/Capitol/UMe.  

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection release of Flowers In The Dirt was, as always, personally supervised by Paul himself.

One of the most critically acclaimed albums of the eighties, nominated for both BRIT and Grammy Awards, Flowers In The Dirt saw McCartney team up with Elvis Costello to co-write a third of the album (My Brave FaceYou Want Her TooDon’t Be Careless Love and That Day is Done) as well as boasting production credits from producers such as Mitchell Froom, Trevor Horn, David Foster, Steve Lipson, Elvis Costello and Paul McCartney himself.  Pink Floyd guitar legend David Gilmour makes an appearance on We Got Married and George Martin’s string arrangement on Put It There is amongst the many album highlights.

The Flowers In The Dirt Deluxe Edition Box Set will undoubtedly be yet another crown jewel in the collection of any Paul McCartney fan.  In addition to its wealth of audio and video content, exclusive features of the Deluxe Edition include a 32-page notebook of Paul’s handwritten lyrics and notes, a catalogue for Linda McCartney’s 1989 Flowers In The Dirt photo exhibition, a 64 page photobook featuring the music videos for The One, and a stunning, custom-created 112-page book telling the complete story of the album through exclusive in-depth interviews with Paul, Elvis Costello and other key contributors.  Along with expanded track-by-track information, the book contains album and single artwork as well as previously unpublished photographs by Linda McCartney.

Sessions for Flowers In The Dirt began in 1987 and the majority of the album was recorded at Paul’s Hog Hill Mill studio in East Sussex.  During the sessions Costello convinced Paul to dig out his iconic Höfner bass for the first time in years—a suggestion McCartney recalls as  “unsual because I had sort of parked it. I had thought I had outgrown it.  I started playing it again and never really looked back. It’s great that Elvis encouraged me to take it out.”  In preparation for his first major world tour in years Paul was looking to capture songs he could take on the road with him.  Paul told his band that he wouldn’t go out on tour unless he really liked the album. Looking back Paul recalls, “You’re always thinking, ‘Let’s get some new songs and take them on tour’ and you hope your new songs are going to work. Something like ‘My Brave Face’ would be a song that nobody knew at the start at the beginning of the tour and then everybody knew it at the end and it was the high spot of the whole tour.”

The original 13-track album was remastered for all the new configurations at Abbey Road Studios. The Deluxe Edition contains 18 bonus audio tracks across two discs, featuring previously unreleased demos, written and performed by Paul with Elvis Costello. Speaking about these tracks Paul said:  “The demos are red hot off the skillet and that’s why we wanted to include them on this boxed set. What’s great about these songs is that they’ve just been written. So there’s nothing more hot off the skillet as I say. So that was the kind of great instant thing about them.  I hadn’t listened to them in ages but when I did I knew we had to put them out. We made a little tape of them and sent them to Elvis, who loved them too.  We said we should put out an EP or something and now the moment’s finally arrived.

The Deluxe Edition also includes, as digital downloads only, three unheard cassette demos, Don’t Want To Confess, Shallow Grave and Mistress And Maid.

The DVD that comes with the Deluxe Edition includes all the music videos from the album, three new short films with unseen archive material that show some of the creation process of the album and the documentary Put It There originally released on VHS in 1989 – a behind the scenes look at the making of Flowers In The Dirt as well as featuring live performances from his 1989 World Tour.

The 2 CD Special Edition includes the remastered version of the album on the first disc.  The second disc includes Paul and Elvis’s previously unreleased original demos.

The 2 LP Edition also comes with a digital download version. The first LP includes the remastered album but in keeping with the original vinyl release doesn’t include Où Est Le Soleil (this track will be available with the accompanying digital download).  The second LP includes Paul and Elvis’s previously unreleased original demos.

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Full Format Information/Tracklisting:

SPECIAL EDITION (3CD/1DVD)

DISC 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

DISC 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

DISC 3:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (1988 Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (1988 Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (1988 Demo)
4. So Like Candy (1988 Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (1988 Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (1988 Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (1988 Demo)
8. My Brave Face (1988 Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (1988 Demo)

DVD
Music Videos:
1. My Brave Face
2. My Brave Face (Version 2)
3. This One (Version 1)
4. This One (Version 2)
5. Figure Of Eight
6. Party Party
7. Où Est Le Soleil?
8. Put It There
9. Distractions
10. We Got Married

Creating Flowers in the Dirt:
1. Paul And Elvis
2. Buds In The Studio
3. The Making Of ‘This One’
(The Dean Chamberlain One)

Put it There:
1. Put It There Documentary

DOWNLOAD ONLY:

Original B-sides, remixes and single edits:
1. Back On My Feet
2. Flying To My Home
3. The First Stone
4. Good Sign
5. This One (Club Lovejoys Mix)
6. Figure Of Eight (12” Bob Clearmountain Mix)
7. Loveliest Thing
8. Où Est Le Soleil? (12” Mix)
9. Où Est Le Soleil? (Tub Dub Mix)
10. Où Est Le Soleil? (7” Mix)
11. Où Est Le Soleil? (Instrumental)
12. Party Party (Original Mix)
13. Party Party (Club Mix)

Cassette demos:
1. I Don’t Want To Confess
2. Shallow Grave
3. Mistress And Maid

SPECIAL EDITION (2CD)

DISC 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster)

DISC 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)

VINYL (2LP)

Side 1:
1. My Brave Face (2017 Remaster)
2. Rough Ride (2017 Remaster)
3. You Want Her Too (2017 Remaster)
4. Distractions (2017 Remaster)
5. We Got Married (2017 Remaster)
6. Put It There (2017 Remaster)
7. Figure Of Eight (2017 Remaster)
8. This One (2017 Remaster)
9. Don’t Be Careless Love (2017 Remaster)
10. That Day Is Done (2017 Remaster)
11. How Many People (2017 Remaster)
12. Motor Of Love (2017 Remaster)
13. Où Est Le Soleil? (2017 Remaster) (**not on vinyl, this track will be available with the accompanying digital download).

Side 2:
1. The Lovers That Never Were (Original Demo)
2. Tommy’s Coming Home (Original Demo)
3. Twenty Fine Fingers (Original Demo)
4. So Like Candy (Original Demo)
5. You Want Her Too (Original Demo)
6. That Day Is Done (Original Demo)
7. Don’t Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
8. My Brave Face (Original Demo)
9. Playboy To A Man (Original Demo)


For further information please contact:

UK – stuart.bell@dawbell.com
US – steve@nastylittleman.com
Sujata.Murthy@umusic.com 310 865 7812

 

 

 

PAUL McCARTNEY SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH CAPITOL RECORDS

PAUL McCARTNEY SIGNS WORLDWIDE RECORDING AGREEMENT WITH CAPITOL RECORDS
Historic deal encompasses McCartney’s catalogue of master recordings
and welcomes him home to label where he began his extraordinary career


Paul McCartney
 has signed a worldwide recording agreement with Capitol Records, it was announced today by Capitol Music Group (CMG) Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett.

“This is genuinely exciting for me,” McCartney said. “Not only was Capitol my first U.S. record label, but the first record I ever bought was Gene Vincent’s ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ on the Capitol label.”

This historic contract encompasses McCartney’s entire body of post-Beatles work, from his 1970 McCartney album, through his decade with Wings, to the dozens of solo and collaborative works that have continually reaffirmed his standing as the most popular, influential and acclaimed artist in the history of recorded music.   In a career that spans six decades, McCartney has sold more than 500 million records worldwide.  He was recently named the United Kingdom’s most successful albums artist of all time by the Official Albums Chart Company and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for his services to music.

Paul McCartney is the recipient of countless accolades and awards. He is a 21-time Grammy winner, two-time inductee into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, an Academy Award winner and honoree of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors, the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song and France’s Légion d’Honneur.

McCartney is currently working on a new studio album, while a comprehensive plan for the artist’s catalogue is being conceived by Capitol and Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) – in conjunction with the artist and his management team – and will be implemented beginning July 2017. The catalogue moves to Capitol/UMe from Concord, Paul’s previous label partner on such Grammy-winning albums as Band On The Run (Best Historical Album, 2012), Kisses On The Bottom (Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, 2013) and Wings Over America (Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package, 2014).

According to Barnett, “Paul McCartney’s association with Capitol has long defined so much of our historic legacy, and all of us here are extremely proud and honored that he has chosen to come back home.  Paul’s indelible contributions to our culture are second to none, and his constant evolution as an artist and performer continues to inspire and enrich the lives of countless millions of people.  We are overjoyed that Paul will be creating new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.”

Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, said: “It would be simply impossible to overstate what an honor it is to welcome Paul back to Capitol. It’s a homecoming of one of the greatest musical artists of all time to the label that first helped bring his incredible music to the world.  Paul’s astonishing  career has shown no limits — in creativity, in commercial longevity, and in its impact on people and cultures in every corner of the globe.  We are thrilled at both Capitol and UMG to be able to contribute to the next chapter in Paul’s extraordinary career.”

Michele Anthony, UMG’s Executive Vice President of U.S. Recorded Music added, “Paul’s vital and legendary body of work as a solo artist remains essential, relevant and so highly in demand.  We’re beyond thrilled at the opportunity to put the global resources of Universal Music behind Paul’s forthcoming work, as well as introducing his previous iconic albums to new generations of fans around the world.”

PAUL JOINS FACEBOOK IN LAUNCHING 360° PHOTOGRAPHY

PAUL JOINS FACEBOOK IN LAUNCHING 360° PHOTOGRAPHY

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Facebook today is launching a new way of sharing those special moments with friends and family: 360 photos. To celebrate the launch, Paul is one of the first to share a 360 photo on Facebook.

From today – Thursday 9th June – people on Facebook can post photos in 360 degrees and share them with their friends; either on your Page or via News Feed. Paul’s inaugural photo – which can be seen on his Facebook Page by clicking HERE – was taken during his recent concert in Córdoba, Argentina.

The new 360 photos allow the user to either pan around and explore the scene by moving their phone, or by click and dragging on a desktop — much as they can with 360 videos like Paul’s ‘Early Days’, published earlier in the week.

From tomorrow – at the Olympic Stadium show in Munich – Paul will also begin posting 360 photos on Facebook from his ‘One On One’ tour using the hashtag #OneOnOne360. If you’re going to see Paul play, we’d love to see your 360 photos too, so remember to use the hashtag and let fans from around the world enjoy the view!

To post photos, just share your panorama or 360-degree photo to Facebook and it will be converted into a fully immersive 360 photo.

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney to Produce PURE McCartney VR, Six-Part Documentary Series

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney to Produce PURE McCartney VR, Six-Part Documentary Series

Award-winning team including Tony Kaye, Geoff Emerick, Cliff Plumer, Lucas Wilson and Doug Allenstein produce immersive VR retrospectives

PALO ALTO, CA – May 24, 2016 –  Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR, a six-part series of virtual reality (VR) documentary shorts. As part of the upcoming launch of PURE McCartney, a career-spanning compilation album, each of these immersive VR experiences delve into the stories behind some of Paul’s most iconic songs.

Fans will embark on a personal journey with Paul as he recounts memories and anecdotes related to various tracks, while sharing archived and never-before-seen footage. Filmed in his private home studio, the PURE McCartney VR episodes, which chronicle “Dance Tonight”, “Coming Up”, “My Valentine”, “Mull of Kintyre” and “Early Days”, will be released episodically, starting today, and continuing through the PURE McCartney album release on June 10, 2016.

In building the series, the team sought out the creative expertise of some of the most innovative minds in the business, including award-winning Director, Tony Kaye; Producer and Soundscape Architect Geoff Emerick; and Executive Producers Cliff Plumer, Lucas Wilson and Doug Allenstein. The resulting VR experiences include not only high quality cinematic VR, but digitally remastered and spatially oriented ambisonic audio mixed in Dolby Atmos. This project marks the first time an original Paul McCartney track has been remixed in Dolby Atmos. For a full list of project credits, see here.

“It is an honor to be part of such a tremendously talented team of artists, tasked with documenting the thinking of this great man, in order to bring his fans a new means of experiencing some of his greatest songs,” said Tony Kaye, director for PURE McCartney VR. “His musical genius is now on display for the world in an entirely new light.”

“We used to see artists connect with their fans through album covers and liner notes but that personal expression, and deeper understanding  of the music, has diminished over the years,” said Cliff Plumer, president of Jaunt Studios. “With virtual reality, Paul McCartney is taking the most innovative step yet; he’s connecting directly with his fans, to share his innermost thoughts and experiences, in an entirely new, personal and immersive way.”

Each track will be released into the custom Paul McCartney world within the Jaunt VR App. Jaunt VR is available on iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Desktop 360.

The PURE McCartney VR series is presented by VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ #OMGB campaign. Paul McCartney has played, and continues to play, a central role in Britain’s music heritage and the GREAT Britain campaign is proud to be associated with this innovative and ground-breaking initiative that gives everyone the opportunity to share an amazing moment with Paul McCartney in VR.

About Jaunt Inc.

Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. In addition, Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles and produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.

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PAUL McCARTNEY ONE ON ONE Tour Adds Second & Final Show in Sacramento

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE Tour Adds Second & Final Show in Sacramento

Second Show at Golden 1 Center – Wednesday, October 5
General Public Sale Opens for Both Shows on Friday, May 6 at 10 a.m.

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Due to incredible demand for tickets to his October 4 opening show at the Golden 1 Center, Paul McCartney has added a second performance on Wednesday, October 5. The October 5 show will be Paul’s only additional appearance in the area on his new One on One tour.

“What an amazing response to an historic event for Sacramento,” said Kings President Chris Granger. “We’re honored to have Paul play back-to-back shows and launch Golden 1 Center in true rock and roll fashion.”

At this time, all pre-sales for the first show on Tuesday, October 4 have been exhausted. General public tickets for show one will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Show two will also go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 6. Early access pre-sales will begin at 1:15 p.m. this afternoon and close this evening.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

May 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21- Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 5 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 8 – Indio, CA – Desert Trip

PAUL McCARTNEY ONE ON ONE Second Washington DC Show Added Due to Overwhelming Demand

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE

Second Washington DC Show Added Due to Overwhelming Demand

August 9 & 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Due to overwhelming demand, Paul McCartney has confirmed he will add a second and final show to his Washington D.C. engagement at Verizon Center on Wednesday, August 10th.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with
highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance 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 is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and  video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing  massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or
performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, May 6 at 10:00am ET.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginningWednesday, May 4 at 10:00am ET through Thursday, May 5 at 10:00pm ET.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 10 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
October 8 – Indio, CA – Desert Trip

PAUL McCARTNEY ONE ON ONE TOUR ADDS FIRST SACRAMENTO APPEARANCE IN MORE THAN A DECADE

PAUL McCARTNEY

ONE ON ONE TOUR ADDS FIRST SACRAMENTO APPEARANCE IN MORE THAN A DECADE

October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will return to Sacramento, CA for the first time since the US Tour in 2005: On Tuesday, October 4, Paul’s One On One Tour will be the first ever concert at the Golden 1 Center.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

Having opened April 13 to nonstop rave reviews, One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance 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 is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, May 6 at 10:00am PT.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, May 3 at 10:00am PTthrough Thursday, May 5 at 10:00pm PT A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to all presale orders.

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
October 4 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center