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Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase

Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under the Staircase

Now available on Spotify

14th September 2018: Today Spotify is proud to announce the release of ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’, a playlist of exclusive audio and video recordings, all captured at an intimate Paul McCartney gig which took place at Abbey Road Studios over the summer, at which Paul McCartney played tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station.

Spotify hosted Paul McCartney at the intimate gig at Abbey Road’s iconic Studio 2, the studio in which so many of The Beatles’ classic tracks were recorded. The session – which was overseen by producer Giles Martin, the son of ‘the fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin – featured a wealth of iconic tracks from the back catalogues of The Beatles and Wings, as well as tracks from his newest solo album, Egypt Station. The event was attended by around 150 of Paul McCartney‘s biggest fans from around the world, as well as close friends of the star and his family, including Stormzy, Kylie Minogue, Amy Schumer, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom.

Spotify can now offer all of Paul McCartney’s fans the opportunity to enjoy the session as if they were there in Studio 2, in one new playlist, ‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’.

‘Paul McCartney & Spotify Singles: Under The Staircase’ is a first-of-its-kind audio and video playlist, comprising of 17 audio tracks and a feature-length concert film, made up of 34 videos capturing the most special moments of the Abbey Road session.

The audio Spotify Singles track listing includes:

o   A Hard Day’s Night

o   Love Me Do

o   Drive My Car

o   Got To Get You Into My Life

o   We Can Work It Out

o   I’ve Just Seen A Face

o   Lady Madonna

o   Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/Helter Skelter

o   Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five

o   My Valentine

o   Fuh You

o   Come On To Me

o   I’ve Got a Feeling

o   One After 909

o   Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

o   Back In The U.S.S.R.

o   Birthday

Paul McCartney’s latest album, Egypt Station, is now available on Spotify.

GORILLAZ DROP NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TRANZ’

GORILLAZ DROP NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TRANZ’

WATCH HERE

Final Run of North American THE NOW NOW Tour Dates Begins October 8 in Toronto

Demon Dayz LA Festival October 20 in Los Angeles 

Gorillaz have shared a new music video for Tranz, taken from their acclaimed album ‘The Now Now’ out now on Warner Bros. Records. Watch here.

Marking the characters’ first ever live performance video and first live performance since 2010’s unforgettable MTV EMA performance, this eye-popping film sees Gorillaz vocalist 2D command the stage against a backdrop of mind-altering visuals alongside bandmates Noodle and Russel Hobbs, with GangreenGang’s Ace on bass standing in for the incarcerated Murdoc Niccals.

The transformative ‘Tranz’ clip is directed by Gorillaz co-founder Jamie Hewlett and co- director Nicos Livesey, with support from the extraordinary animation specialists Blinkink and Paris-based creative production powerhouse Eddy and combines classic hand-held animation, stop-frame needlework and claymation for a wavy ride. 

Following a summer of exceptional live festival dates across the UK and Europe, Gorillaz are now gearing up for The Now Now tour’s final run of North American dates, which will include their very own Demon Dayz LA Festival in Los Angeles on 20th October. The festival, curated by Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett, will see the band joined onstage by special guests including De La SoulPeven EverettJamie Principle and Del The Funky Homosapien. Other artists confirmed to perform at the festival include Erykah BaduThe InternetD.R.A.MLittle Simz and more, info here.

The World’s Most Successful Virtual Act* will conclude their current tour with a first ever visit to Mexico City on 24th October. Complete tour itinerary below.

8 October – Air Canada Centre – TORONTO
9 October – Bell Centre – MONTREAL
11 October – Wells Fargo Center – PHILADELPHIA
13 October – Barclays Center – NEW YORK
14 October – TD Garden – BOSTON
16 October – United Centre – CHICAGO
20 October – Demon Dayz Festival – LOS ANGELES
24 October – Sports Palace / Palacio De Los Deportes – MEXICO CITY

Notes to Editors:

About GORILLAZ

Virtual group Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days(2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and current album The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have topped charts around the world and toured the globe from San Diego to Syria, picking up hundreds of millions of streams and record sales along the way. Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About NICOS LIVESEY

Nicos Livesey is constantly pushing the boundaries of technique, taste and sanity in his work. His truly unique, incredibly inventive approach to animation has consistently produced absolutely mind bending results. From sci-fi stop frame needlework, to psychedelic claymation head trips, his films are experimental works of wonder that manage to be at once totally engaging and utterly unlike anything you’ve seen before.

About BLINKINK

Blinkink are world class animation specialists. We create short-form video content with our partners in the advertising, music and broadcast industries.

We love blending innovative new technology with classical cinematic craft, always focusing on the fundamentals of storytelling, character and emotion. Our work spans traditional hand-crafted animation to modern CGI, and everything in between. In each and every project we endeavour to undertake something new, something different, something unique.

About EDDY

Eddy is a Paris-based creative production powerhouse. Their unique view of telling stories through every technique imaginable has led Eddy to create rich stories and worlds in live action, classic animation and cg.  Eddy has become one of the premier French animation production houses developing long format and short format animation.

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE: VILLAINS TOUR CONCLUDES

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
VILLAINS TOUR CONCLUDES

129 SHOWS PLAYED
MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION MINDS BLOWN

ACOUSTIC BENEFIT AT HOBART, AUSTRALIA’S MONA RAISES $20,000 TO SUPPORT ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL PEDIATRICS WARD

Photo credit: Matt Dowling

Having left a trail of ecstatically exhausted fans in its wake from Niagara Falls to Australia, Queens Of The Stone Age’s world tour in support of its international chart-topping seventh album Villains (Matador) has careened to a triumphant finish with its 129th show in Perth.

The year-plus Villains run saw QOTSA play for more than 1.7 million true believers, including:

* An all day affair at London’s Finsbury Park for a crowd of nearly 50,000

The Reading and Leeds festivals on the same day

* The first Queens Of The Stone Age headline show at Madison Square Garden

* A return to The Forum in Los Angeles, plus headlines at The O2 in London, Red Rocks, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Stadthalle in Vienna, the Sportpaleis in Antwerp and more.

As the tour ground to a close, fans in Tasmania were treated to an intimate one-off acoustic set at MONA(Museum of Old and New Art) in Hobart  – a benefit that  generated $10,000 matched by QOTSA’s Joshua Homme’s own Sweet Stuff Foundation for a total of $20,000 to support the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Ward. The band visited the hospital the following day, presenting the donation to the hospital and gifts to its patients.

See Queens Of The Stone Age play a sweet acoustic “The Way You Used to Do” live from MONA here.

With the Villains tour put to rest, Homme is back at work on The Alligator Hour with Joshua Homme on Beats1 on Apple Music, which returned for it’s third season Tuesday, September 11 with new episodes through  Thursday, September 13 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Tune in at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/curator/the-alligator-hour/993270307?app=music&ign-itsct=be1_cur_jos&ign-itscg=10800

PAUL McCARTNEY THE FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019 THREE NEW U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

PAUL McCARTNEY

THE FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019

THREE NEW U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED

© MPL Communications Ltd // Photographer: MJ Kim

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 17TH AT 10am LOCAL TIME

NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW ON CAPITOL RECORDS

http://paulmccartney.com/ 

Paul McCartney has added three new dates to his eagerly anticipated Freshen Up tour, making for a total of eight confirmed shows on Paul’s first Stateside run since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, released September 7th on Capitol Records and generating rave reviews: Rolling Stone has raved, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth,” while Entertainment Weekly described the album as “the still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now.”

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will now open with Paul’s return to New Orleans on May 23, where he will rock the Smoothie King Arena for the first time since 2014. On June 3, Paul will make his live debut in Fort Wayne IN, playing the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. And on June 26, Paul will visit the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, another city he hasn’t played since 2014.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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 in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Monday, September 17th at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for New Orleans, LA, Fort Wayne, IN, and Phoenix, AZ before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 11 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 13 at 10pm local time.

For further information, go to http://paulmccartney.com/

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT NOW 

Stream Paul’s YouTube Original concert special live from New York on his YouTube channel

In case you missed it: Paul on The Howard Stern ShowThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and WTF with Marc Maron 

“Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… (And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.)”ROLLING STONE

“Essential… a document of McCartney’s spirit, which is still irrepressible more than five decades after the Beatles made their debut.”TIME

“A tour through the imagination of one of our greatest artists… a celebration of all the things that make McCartney great: hope, exuberance, open mindedness and sweet melody. These days, we need all of these more than ever.”PEOPLE

“The still-vital life force of a superstar who has been there and everywhere and is glad just to be here now”ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Today, Friday September 7th, sees the release of Paul McCartney’s 17th solo album Egypt Station, which critics across the world are already hailing as a stellar addition to his peerless catalogue.

Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. The album was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

Of the album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make… Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals Station I and Station II, each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (Happy With You), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (People Want Peace), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (Despite Repeated Warnings). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now–with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

Paul began the journey to Egypt Station with his June appearance on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden, which has since set the record for most watched late night video on Facebook, with views of over 100 million.

The following month, July saw Paul bring traffic to a standstill in London when he crossed Abbey Road on his way into the iconic Abbey Road Studios to record a session for Spotify to be released sometime in the near future.  A few days later, his next stop was his hometown of Liverpool where he visited LIPA (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, the site of the school Paul attended as a child) – Paul was interviewed by Jarvis Cocker of Pulp for an hour long Facebook Live chat.  And as if that wasn’t enough for one week – Paul drove fans wild when he announced a secret show the following day at The Cavern. Maccamania swept through the city as 200 lucky fans crammed into the tiny venue to watch Paul play a career spanning sets including brand new songs from Egypt Station. Global 5-star press reports described the show as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’.

New York City was the next stop en route to Egypt Station: Following appearances on The Howard Stern Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and WTF with Marc Maron, this week will see another once in a lifetime experience for lucky fans in the US. To celebrate the release of the album and as part of a YouTube Original special, Paul will perform an intimate concert from New York tonight, to be streamed live on his YouTube channel. For those who can’t tune in at 8:00 pm EST the show will live on Paul’s YouTube channel after the event for fans to enjoy.

@paulmccartney
Paul McCartney’s YouTube channel
www.PaulMcCartney.com

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About YouTube Originals
YouTube Originals are award-winning, creative and engaging scripted and unscripted series and films for fans all over the world. Spotlighting both YouTube creators alongside Hollywood’s biggest stars, YouTube Originals provide an experience that only YouTube can offer. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement capabilities, and innovative content mixed with pioneering live streamed specials, there is truly something for everybody.

METALLICA …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED) DEFINITIVE RE-RELEASE OUT NOVEMBER 2, 2018

METALLICA …AND JUSTICE FOR ALL (REMASTERED)  
DEFINITIVE RE-RELEASE OUT NOVEMBER 2, 2018

PRE-ORDERS FOR 1988 BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM OPEN TODAY

EXPANDED AND DELUXE EDITIONS TO FEATURE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL INCLUDING DEMOS, ROUGH MIXES, VIDEO, LIVE ALBUMS, INTERVIEWS, NEVER BEFORE SEEN PHOTOS & MORE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –  SEPTEMBER 6, 2018  –  Today Metallica commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of their breakthrough fourth album …And Justice For All with the announcement of its definitive reissue, out November 2nd on the band’s own Blackened Recordings.

The re-release of …And Justice For All  has been remastered for the most advanced sound quality, as overseen by Greg Fidelman, and will be available in multiple digital and physical configurations. Pre-orders begin today at www.metallica.com where fans can see the full package details and track listing. Pre-orders of all configurations will receive an instant download of “Dyers Eve (Remastered),” while pre-orders of the expanded and deluxe editions will receive an additional instant download of “Eye of the Beholder (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, London, England – October 10th, 1988).”

The …And Justice For All reissue will be available physically as a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, Cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). The Expanded Edition will include previously unreleased demos, rough mixes, previously unreleased live tracks, and an expanded booklet of never-before-seen Ross Halfin photos. The one-pressing-only Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will include the remastered double 180g LP, a “One” picture disc, 3 LPs featuring their iconic performance from Seattle in 1989 remixed by Greg Fidelman, 11 CDs, 4 DVDs, a set of four patches, a Pushead print, a tour laminate, lyric sheets, a download card for all material in the set, and a deluxe 120-page book with never-before-seen photos and never-before told stories from the people who were there.

Click HERE to watch Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett unbox the reissue.

…And Justice For All was originally released—despite what the internet might tell you— September 7th, 1988, on Elektra Records. Certified 8x Platinum in the United States, …And Justice For All marked a series of firsts for Metallica: The first full length Metallica recording to feature bassist Jason Newsted, the first Metallica album to crack the  U.S. Top 10 where it peaked at #6, the band’s first video and top 40 single (“One”), their debut performance on the Grammy Awards, as well as their first Grammy loss (Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental for …And Justice for All), and first Grammy win (Best Metal Performance for “One”). It also received more widespread critical acclaim than any of its predecessors, with Rolling Stone hailing the album as “a marvel of precisely channeled aggression,” Spin calling it “a gem of a double record,”  and ultimately placing in the Village Voice annual Pazz & Jop critics poll of the year’s best reviewed albums.

ABOUT METALLICA
Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist / vocalist James Hetfield and in the 37 years since, they’ve pretty much done it all. They’re even releasing their own whiskey and line ofwatches. If you need to know more, loads of facts can be found on Wikipedia… and some of them are even true.  One thing that is certain: the North American leg of their WorldWired tour resumed on September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin, and continues through March 13, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

PAUL McCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE SEPTEMBER 7 YouTube Original Special Will Start at 8:00PM ET

PAUL MCCARTNEY TO PERFORM LIVE ON YOUTUBE
SEPTEMBER 7

YouTube Original Special Will Start at 8:00PM ET

WHO: 
As part of a YouTube Original special, Paul McCartney will perform a concert live on Paul’s YouTube channel to celebrate the release of his highly anticipated new album Egypt Station. Paul will perform songs from the new album alongside classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogues.

WHEN: 
The live stream will begin at 8:00PM (ET) on Friday, September 7, 2018.

WHERE: 
Fans can watch the intimate show live on Paul McCartney’s YouTube channel.

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About YouTube:
Launched in May 2005, YouTube’s mission is to give everyone a voice and show them the world. We believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share and build community through our stories. YouTube is a Google company. For more information, www.youtube.com.

For more information, please contact:
For YouTube: Lauren Verrusio at LaurenVerrusio@Google.com (m) 914-419-5881
For Paul McCartney: Steve Martin at steve@nastylittleman.com

THOM YORKE SUSPIRIA (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

THOM YORKE
SUSPIRIA
(Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 26 ON XL RECORDINGS

Photo credit: Greg Williams

“Suspirium” Single Out Now—Animated Video by Ruff Mercy Live Now

Following the fleeting reveal of instrumental passages in two trailers and today’s release of the track “Suspirium,” it can be confirmed: Thom Yorke’s Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be released October 26 on XL Recordings.

Suspiria consists of 25 original compositions written by Thom specifically for Luca Guadagnino’s reimagining of the 1977 Dario Argento horror classic. The album is a mix of instrumental score work, interstitial pieces and interludes, and more traditional song structures featuring Thom’s vocals such as “Unmade,” “Has Ended” and “Suspirium,” the album’s first single featuring the melodic theme that recurs throughout the film and its score.

As scoring a horror film presented Thom with altogether new challenges and opportunities, Suspiriastands apart from any of his other work. Piano/vocal ballads, Krautrock-esque modular synth work inspired by the film’s Berlin 1977 setting, multilayered vocals, and melodies that convey terror, longing and melancholy combine to create a chaotic yet cohesive musical spell.

Suspiria was written and arranged by Thom Yorke, recorded and produced by Thom and Sam Petts-Davies. The album also features the London Contemporary Orchestra and Choir, Noah Yorke on drums on “Has Ended” and “Volk,” and Pasha Mansurov on solo flute on “Suspirium.”

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) will be available across digital platforms, as well as 2-LP gatefold package pink vinyl and 2-CD physical versions. See below for track listings and for further information go to http://x-l-r.co/suspiria

THOM YORKE
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)

2-LP Vinyl Track Listing:

A
1.     A Storm That Took Everything
2.     The Hooks
3.     Suspirium
4.     Belongings Thrown in a River
5.     Has Ended
6.     Klemperer Walks
7.     Open Again

B
1.     Sabbath Incantation
2.     The Inevitable Pull
3.     Olga’s Destruction (Volk tape)
4.     The conjuring of Anke
5.     A light green
6.     Unmade
7.     The Jumps

C
1.     Volk
2.     The Universe is Indifferent
3.     The Balance of Things
4.     A Soft Hand Across your Face
5.     Suspirium Finale


1.     A Choir of One
2.     Synthesizer Speaks
3.     The Room of Compartments
4.     An Audition
5.     Voiceless Terror
6.     The Epilogue

THOM YORKE
Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film)
2-CD Track Listing:

CD1
1. A Storm That Took Everything
2. The Hooks
3. Suspirium
4. Belongings Thrown in a River
5. Has Ended
6. Klemperer Walks
7. Open Again
8. Sabbath Incantation
9. The Inevitable Pull
10. Olga’s Destruction (Volk tape)
11. The conjuring of Anke
12. A light green
13. Unmade
14. The Jumps

CD2
1. Volk
2. The Universe is Indifferent
3. The Balance of Things
4. A Soft Hand Across your Face
5. Suspirium Finale
6. A Choir of One
7. Synthesizer Speaks
8. The Room of Compartments
9. An Audition
10. Voiceless Terror
11. The Epilogue

FOO FIGHTERS RESCHEDULE TWO CANADIAN DATES DUE TO ILLNESS

FOO FIGHTERS RESCHEDULE TWO CANADIAN DATES DUE TO ILLNESS

Foo Fighters have had to reschedule two shows on the Canadian leg of the Concrete and Gold tour: September 4 in Edmonton at Rogers Place and September 6 in Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The new Edmonton date is now October 22 and the new Calgary date is October 23.

After opening this leg of the tour September 1 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Dave Grohl suffered a loss of voice and is now on vocal rest. “That’s the last time I ever make out with Bono,” Grohl commented.

Previously purchased tickets will be honoured for these new dates. If a refund is required, refunds are available at point of purchase until September 25.

The Concrete and Gold tour will resume September 8 in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena. Foo Fighters are, as always, grateful for  understanding and support of their fans everywhere and look forward to seeing everyone in Edmonton and Calgary in October.

PAUL McCARTNEY The FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019 FIRST U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED OF NEW TOUR

PAUL McCARTNEY

The FRESHEN UP U.S. Tour 2019

FIRST U.S. DATES ANNOUNCED OF NEW TOUR

© MPL Communications Ltd // Photographer: MJ Kim

The Freshen Up U.S. Tour 2019:

Monday, May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Thursday, May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Thursday, June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Tuesday, June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center

TICKETS ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC SEPTEMBER 7TH AT 10am LOCAL TIME

PAUL TO APPEAR ON A VERY SPECIAL TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON SEPTEMBER 6th

NEW ALBUM EGYPT STATION OUT SEPTEMBER 7th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

http://paulmccartney.com/ 

Paul McCartney has confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new Freshen Up tour. Five confirmed dates have been announced, marking Paul’s first series of Stateside concerts since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.” 

Paul will also be appearing on The Howard Stern Show September 5th and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon September 6th.

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will begin with Paul rocking the Carolinas, on May 27th at the PNC Arena with Paul’s first show in Raleigh NC since 2002’s Driving World Tour and on May 30th with Paul’s debut appearance in Greenville SC at the  Bon Secours Wellness Arena. On June 1st Paul will return to the Rupp Arena in Lexington KY for the first time since 1990, while June 6th will see Paul play his first ever show in Madison WI at the Kohl Center. And on June 11th, Paul will rock the Quad Cities, visiting Moline IL for the first time to play the TaxSlayer Center.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Friday September 7th at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 4 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 6 at 10pm local time.

For further information, go to http://paulmccartney.com/