Paul McCartney

 

South American Tour Dates Announced, November 2010 Brazil will have two concerts in November After months of speculation Paul confirms today that he will be taking his Up and Coming Tour back to Brazil. Paul and his band will arrive in November for two shows in Porto Allegre November 7th Beira Rio Stadium and Sao Paulo on November 21st at Morumbi Stadium.

It's great to bring this tour to Brazil. I love Brazil, they love their music - I love them, I love their music, says Paul.

Ticket Information: Sunday 7th November - Beira Rio Stadium - Porto Alegre Website Presale Now Open click here. CODE: PMBRAZIL Sunday 21st November - Morumbi Stadium - Sao Paulo - Coming soon

Since launching in March the all new Up and Coming Tour has seen Paul perform 25 concerts across North America, South America and the UK. Winning unprecedented reviews wherever the tour goes, so far Paul has rocked well over half a million people in a matter of months. Fans turning up to watch the tour have included Katie Holmes, Dave Grohl, Samuel L Jackson, Quincy Jones, Woody Harrelson, the Jonas Brothers, Kings Of Leon, Kaiser Chiefs, David Walliams, Kanye West, Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hanks, Neil Young, Brian Wilson, John Paul Jones, Jack Nicholson, Steven Tyler and Danny Devito.

The shows in South America will feature a typically diverse set list, drawing on nearly three hours of the worlds most loved music. Pauls concert will include songs spanning his entire career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and tracks from The Firemans 2008 album Electric Arguments.

McCartneys live shows have reached a new level of status in recent years, garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike. Hes pushed boundaries, performed to millions and made global news with monumental shows including performances in Moscows Red Square, outside of the Coliseum in Rome, the largest outdoor show ever in the Ukraine, his first performance in Tel Aviv and a live performance transmitted to a NASA space station. The Up and Coming dates, which kicked off in late March, are McCartneys first U.S. shows since his Summer Live 09 Tour, which was prefaced by a triumphant sold-out headline set at the 2009 Coachella festival and a surprise Late Show with David Letterman mini-concert on the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater (inside which The Beatles made TV history decades ago) that drew throngs packing Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square. Summer Live 09 began in earnest with an already legendary inaugural run of shows at New Yorks CitiField Stadium, the site of the former Shea Stadium where The Beatles played the 1965 concert that set the precedent for the modern-day stadium rock show. The CitiField shows have since been immortalized on the gold-certified Good Evening New York City CD/DVD, released last year by Hear Music/Concord.

UK

The Times
As the show moved towards its climax, they pulled off an incredible version of Paperback Writer - all harmonies present and correct - followed by an emotional A Day in the Life and a literally explosive Live and Let Die during which a blitz of fireworks soared into the night sky, high above the park.

Evening Standard
McCartney didn't put a foot wrong. If only everything English was so reliable...

News Of The World
Fireworks, flames and the deafening bang of expensive pyrotechnics would normally be the most dazzling aspect of any rock show. But this is no ordinary gig and tonight even the stunning special effects that accompany the stonking version of 'Live and Let Die' that comes towards the end of this incredible 36 song set take second place to the calibre of the tracks themselves.

Canada
Toronto Star
Paul McCartney performed like a man one-quarter of his age before an adoring crowd at a packed Air Canada Centre last night. For the first of two concerts he returns to the ACC tonight the living legends stamina was absolutely stupefying. He seemed to turn back the hands of time during a nearly three-hour marathon that featured 36 songs and nary a sip of water between them.

Toronto Sun
Over the course of nearly three hours and three-dozen songs in a set brimming with solo hits and Fab Four jewels, McCartney and his seasoned, strong four-piece band could basically do little wrong. What might have been the biggest surprise though was not how the songs have stood the test of time but perhaps just how well McCartney stood up vocally to the rigours of delivering the parade of singles.

US
College Times (Phoenix)
It's still shocking to see that after 50 years in the music industry, he has barely gained a pound since his youth and still has the energy and agility of a 20-year old. Even more surprising is his obvious adoration for playing live shows and warmly interacting with fans.

I'm not afraid to say that this is the best live show I have ever seen.....As one man put it as he was walking out, 'I'm not sure we paid enough for that show.' I saw it with my own two eyes. Paul McCartney is human. But just barely.

Hollywood Reporter
If anyone could be excused for having a rock star's distant, aloof persona, it would be Paul McCartney. But that's simply not him; he exudes a genuine likability and unforced charm that flattens any barriers between him and a live audience. And Tuesday's fantastic show also was an example of how music - certain music - can bridge cultural and generational chasms.

But a show like this is critic-proof, plain and simple. Anyone who would quibble about it is doing so for quibbling's sake.

Variety
McCartney is rolling out a marathon performance: 38 songs over the course of two hours and 45 minutes. There are no breaks for him to rest his voice, no theatrics beyond some videos filled with arty or nostalgic imagery, and none of the bouncy pop that earned his critical complaints in the 1980's and 90's. It's as raw as we have ever seen McCartney.

St Joseph News Press (Kansas) McCartney gave the adoring 15,000-plus attendees three hours of music spanning his incomparable career with The Beatles, Wings and his solo work. The show included two encores and was all performed with a near-inhuman amount of effortless endurance. Between the man, the songs and the show itself, it became something you were guaranteed to tell your grandkids about.

American Songwriter (Nashville) A Paul McCartney concert makes up for every bad show you've ever seen in your life. Seriously.

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