ON THE RUN TOUR TO NOW PLAY FRIDAY JULY 15 & SATURDAY JULY 16 IN NEW YORK
Tickets On Sale 11 a.m. Today
(NEW YORK, NY–June 13, 2011) In response to overwhelming popular demand for tickets to Paul McCartney’s July 15 Yankee Stadium debut, a second date has been confirmed for Saturday, July 16.
Tickets for the July 16 show will go on sale 11 a.m. today at the same time as the general on sale for July 15.
McCartney’s historic first ever shows at the storied Yankee Stadium will kick off his 2011 On The Run tour, and mark nearly two years to the day since his legendary July 17, 18 & 21, 2009 concerts, immortalized on the Grammy-winning gold-certified Good Evening New York City CD/DVD.
Having played some three dozen shows to over 1,000,000 fans over the course of last year, McCartney has been drawing arguably the most enthusiastic audiences and critical notices of the beloved Beatles, Wings-man and solo artist’s peerless near-50-year career, including:
“A Paul McCartney concert makes up for every bad show you’ve ever seen in your life. Seriously… The strange thing about seeing a Paul McCartney concert is, after three hours, you actually feel lighter, your feet hurt less – buoyed on by Paul’s constant smiles and some of the greatest music ever committed to tape.”–AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“Of the 15,000-plus who attended this show, most, I’m assuming, will put it down as one of their favorite shows ever. It was one of those shows – certainly the year’s best, certainly among the best ever at the Sprint Center and probably among anyone’s shows of a lifetime. Expectations were high coming in; he exceeded them.”–KANSAS CITY STAR
“It’s hard to think of much in the pop music world more impressive than a 67-year-old musician holding forth for nearly three hours, outdoors on a chilly March night, while delivering some three dozen songs, the least of which would be a career highlight for almost any other artist.”–THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
“In concert, however, even at 67 years old, McCartney is more like Superman. Watching him perform 40 vocally demanding songs over nearly three hours Saturday night… one could only wonder: How does he do it?”–MIAMI HERALD
“If a reanimated Abraham Lincoln came to town to redeliver the Gettysburg Address (in its entirety) in the flesh, it wouldn’t have trumped this show… From musicality to sheer spectacle to momentous, life-affirming jubilation, Paul McCartney’s Nashville debut at Bridgestone Arena Monday night was an all-out master class in rock ‘n’ roll showmanship… The band was flawless. The arrangements were elegant. The pacing was perfect. The production was dazzling, but never distracting. And most importantly, Sir Paul’s charisma and infectious good nature humanized him, making us feel like we’d made a new friend, while also getting the privilege of an evening in the titanic presence of a true rock god. A master.”–NASHVILLE SCENE
“McCartney’s three-hour, 40-song show was fantastic… Considering he’s been one of the most prominent musicians in the world since the early 1960s, and has toured extensively over the years, you’d think McCartney would have long-ago tapped every jug in the cellar. The fact that he hasn’t is just one more reason to appreciate him.”–PHOENIX NEW TIMES
“You hear about all these things, but until you actually sit just a few yards away and witness McCartney in action for close to three hours, it’s impossible to understand how they all conspire to make Sir Paul such an absolute whirlwind… What was really amazing was taking in the full scope of songs that have come out of this man… It was hard to believe that pop music was ever so good, that life was so good.”–SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
McCartney’s Yankee Stadium debut can safely be predicted to feature some nearly three hours of the world’s best loved and most known music, with hits, deep cuts and surprises spanning his unrivalled career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and The Fireman’s critically acclaimed album Electric Arguments.
As on his Live 2009 tour and Up and Coming’s 2010 run, McCartney will be backed by the combo the LAS VEGAS SUN called “his best band since, well, the Beatles”: Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals), Rusty Anderson (guitar, backing vocals), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Ray (guitar, bass, backing vocals).
In 2010 Paul performed over 30 Up and Coming Tour dates across North America, South America and the UK. In addition to overwhelming levels of critical acclaim wherever the band played, last year saw many career firsts for Paul. These included rocking The White House in front of President Barack Obama and his family in June when Paul was made the first ever British recipient of the prestigious Gershwin Prize For Popular Song. Paul returned to the White House again in December (where even the President joked about Paul becoming a regular there!) to be awarded with a Kennedy Center Honor. Paul ended 2010 with a December 11 visit to Saturday Night Live in New York City followed by a career landmark first ever performance at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater on December 13 and three intimate homecoming shows in the UK. He played the smallest club show of his career at London’s legendary 100 Club to just 300 people, which made headlines as far as China. The final two shows were at the Hammersmith Apollo and at Liverpool’s O2 Academy, both of which broke venue box office records.
McCartney kicked off his 2011 live agenda last month with his first ever show in Peru, his first Chilean gig since 1993, and two blockbuster shows at Rio de Janeiro’s Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange, which also resulted in the first ever concert to be broadcast live on the internet throughout Latin America–allowing over 1.5 million fans who were unable to snap up one of the 100,000 tickets to share in the magic.
For further information, contact:
PAUL McCARTNEY: Steve Martin / firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE NATION: Allison Canzanella / email@example.com
THE NEW YORK YANKEES: Michael Margolis / firstname.lastname@example.org