viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

Julian Lennon: I don't want to work with Macca - Lennon

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Day & Night: I don't want to work with Macca - Lennon
JOHN LENNON'S son Julian has ruled out any musical partnership with his late father's songwriting partner Sir Paul McCartney as he feels there would be too much pressure to come up with a Beatles sequel.
PUBLISHED:  Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Julian Lennon
Julian Lennon has ruled out any musical partnership with Sir Paul McCartney

And the 54-year-old singer and photographer also refuses to sing the legendary songs his father and Macca composed in the 1960s because he thinks it would be too cheesy.

"They (The Beatles) did it well enough," Julian, whose hits include Too Late For Goodbyes, tells Access Hollywood Live. "I would never even encroach on that in any way at all."

However, Julian recently confirmed that he would be working musically for the first time with his half brother Sean, 41, by John's second marriage - to Yoko Ono - but not on any Beatles songs.

Sir Paul penned The Beatles hit Hey Jude as an ode to Julian when John's first marriage to Julian's late mother Cynthia broke up.

And despite not getting an invite to the 74-year-old's third wedding, to Nancy Shevell in 2011, Julian says he and Sir Paul are friendly but there's no chance they will work together in the studio or on stage. 

"We have a cup of tea if we're in the same city," he adds. "But the pressure on that front is a bit ridiculous. I think it's easier left alone."

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jueves, 27 de abril de 2017

What you need to know before Paul McCartney tickets go on sale
What you need to know before Paul McCartney tickets go on sale
Matthew Leimkuehler
Des Moines Register
Published   April 27, 2017

Famed British performer Paul McCartney plans to return to the Iowa Events Center this summer for a one-night only concert, his second ever in Des Moines. Wochit

During his last trip to Iowa’s capital city in 2005, Paul McCartney performed for about 15,500 people. That’s a startling feat for a normal touring musician. For McCartney … it’s practically exclusive.

McCartney returns to Des Moines on July 21 and talk of how best to secure tickets is already surrounding the show. Tickets to see the famed Beatle in markets such as Buffalo, N.Y., and Minneapolis sold out in minutes. Des Moines tickets go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. via, at the Wells Fargo Arena Box Office (233 Center St.) and participating Des Moines and Ames Hy-Vee locations. Here are a few tips to consider before trying your luck at scoring a seat to the hottest show of the summer.

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Paul McCartney greets the crowd at the start of his "One on One" tour on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

Register for a Hy-VeeTix account now. General public on-sale launches at 10 a.m. Monday and a majority of concert-goers purchase tickets online. To expedite the process once the online box office opens, individuals are encouraged by concert organizers to register for an account at Having an account pre-registered and being logged in once tickets go on sale eliminates a timely step in the purchasing process. Fans not wanting to purchase online can visit a box office in person. A list of participating Hy-Vee locations can be found at

Physical and digital box offices pull from the same inventory, explained Iowa Events Center marketing director Adam Flack, and the online box office moves quicker than physical locations.

“Online is always the quickest way once you get in (to buy tickets),” Flack said. 

Have an American Express account? Buy tickets now. Organizers said Thursday morning that a number of pre-sale tickets were still available exclusively for American Express members. The American Express presale runs through 10 p.m. Sunday.

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Super Bowl XXXIX: Singer Paul McCartney performs during the Super Bowl XXXIX halftime show at Alltel Stadium on Feb. 6, 2005 in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Yes, some pre-sale tickets have sold out. That doesn’t mean the show is sold out. Pre-sale tickets via the McCartney online fan club became available Wednesday morning and have sold out. Flack ensured tickets in every price range will be available to the general public Monday at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $29.50, with the most expensive listing at $257.

To help combat digital scalping, each customer is limited to six tickets. If more than six are purchased by one customer, those tickets will be declined at a later date and reopened for public purchase. Flack said tours this year such as Eric Church and Ed Sheeran have flagged abusive buyers and reopened tickets to the public after general on-sale.

“We do what we can,” Flack said. “That’s why a lot of tours have ticket limits and customer limits. After those tickets go on sale we comb through those and see if anybody exceed … and we reserve the right to cancel those.”

s of Thursday, McCartney tickets on secondhand ticket market Stubhub started at $93, going as high as $2,199 a ticket.

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Paul McCartney and the band take in the applause April 27, 2015 in Tokyo

ONE ON ONE AT TOKYO DOME, JAPAN : (First Night : April 27 2017)

22ゲート横にて #ビーみやげ

I'm here

Getting my Macca on. #oneonone #tokyo @PaulMcCartney






(Things We Said today)

Ram On!!




miércoles, 26 de abril de 2017

Paul Takes His 'One On One' Tour Back To The US

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Paul Takes His 'One On One' Tour Back To The US

 Paul Takes His 'One On One' Tour Back To The US
US TOUR 2017
Tickets On Sale To The General Public Beginning April 29
Paul McCartney has added a massive new run of US dates to his ‘One On One’ tour.
The newly announced dates kick off July 5th at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena — Paul’s first Miami appearance since his ‘Up & Coming’ Tour hit Sun Life Stadium in 2010 — then head northwest to Tampa, where Paul will play July 10th at the Amalie Arena, returning to the city for the first time since his 2005 ‘US Tour’From there, ‘One On One’ takes Paul to three cities and venues he’s never played before: July 13th at the Infinity Energy Arena in Duluth GA, July 15th at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City LA, and July 19th at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita KS. On July 21st Paul plays the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines IA followed by a July 23rd stop at CenturyLink Center in Omaha NE, returning to both cities for the first time since 2005’s ‘US Tour’. The tour’s July run concludes on the 25th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park in Tinley Park IL — Paul’s first appearance in the region since his now-legendary 2015 Lollapalooza headline.
‘One On One’s 2017 US run will resume with Paul’s first-ever show at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ on September 11th. Paul will then take up residence in New York City, playing his first full show at Madison Square Garden since 2005 on September 15th, then getting back to the scene of his unforgettable 2013 Brooklyn shows to play the Barclays Center on September 19th. Paul will then head upstate to make his debut appearance in  debut appearance in Syracuse NY, playing the Carrier Dome on September 23rd, followed on September 26th by Paul’s first show at Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum since 2002’s ‘Driving USA’ Tour. ‘One On One’s fall dates will draw to a close October 1st at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, Paul’s first show at the brand new venue and first visit to the Motor City since 2015.
Fans registered with will be eligible to purchase pre-sale tickets through Paul's website on the dates below:
Wednesday 26th April - 9am (ET / 2pm BST): Miami, Tampa, Duluth, Syracuse, Detroit
Wednesday 26th April - 9am (CT / 3pm BST): Bossier City, Wichita, Des Moines, Omaha, Tinley Park
Monday 1st May - 9am (ET / 2pm BST): Newark, Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn, Nassau
Paul and his band rehearing in Fresno, April 2017:
Paul McCartney’s ‘One On One’ tour opened 13th April, 2016 with Paul’s debut concert in Fresno CA. The show, which opened with Paul’s first performance of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ since The Beatles last played it 1965, drew instant and unanimous raves from near ("McCartney’s abundance of natural charm and charisma made this sold-out arena show feel and more like a really big piano bar” — The Fresno Bee) and far ("nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive... the emphasis never drifted from the music, ranging from generational anthems to post-Beatles deep cuts” — Rolling Stone). ‘One On One’ has since logged 36 shows and counting, spanning the globe from North and South America to the UK and Europe and a current run of Japanese dates. Venues have ranged from packed stadiums and arenas to one of the most intimate gigs of Paul’s solo career to date at the 300-capacity Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in tiny Pioneertown, CA. ‘One On One’s 2016 run wrapped up with two headlining sets at the historic ‘Desert Trip’ festival in Indio, CA, which featured surprise guest appearances from Neil Young and Rihanna — a fitting coda to a tour that featured Paul joined on encores by the likes of Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic in Seattle, Jimmy Fallon in Vancouver, and both Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at a record-breaking show at Boston’s Fenway Park.
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.
As with every Paul McCartney tour, ‘One On One’ features 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. State of the art audio and video technology ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house: Massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed make every Paul McCartney show a once in a lifetime event that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.
The first public on sale of this run will be April 29th for the July 25th Tinley Park, IL date.
Tickets for the July 1st-23rd and October 1st dates will be on sale to the public May 1st.
Public on sale for the September dates will start May 5th.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 26th at 10am local time through Sunday, April 30th at 10pm local time for Bossier City, LA, Wichita, KS, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Syracuse, NY, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, and Duluth, GA and beginning Monday, May 1st at 10am local time through Thursday, May 4th at 10pm local time for New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Uniondale, NY, and Newark, NJ.
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North American Tour 2017
July 5: Miami (FL) - AmericanAirlines Arena
July 10: Tampa (FL) - Amalie Arena
July 13: Duluth (GA) - Infinite Energy Arena
July 15: Bossier City (LA) - CenturyLink Center
July 19: Wichita (KS) - INTRUST Bank Arena
July 21: Des Moines (IA) - Wells Fargo Arena
July 23: Omaha (NE) - CenturyLink Center
July 25: Tinley Park (IL) - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

September 11: Newark (NJ) - Prudential Center
September 15: New York (NY) - Madison Square Garden
September 19: Brooklyn (NY) - Barclays Center
September 23: Syracuse (NY) - Carrier Dome
September 26: Uniondale (NY) - Nassau Coliseum
October 1: Detroit (MI) - Little Caesars Arena

martes, 25 de abril de 2017

Paul McCartney Returns to Tokyo’s Budokan

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Paul McCartney Returns to Tokyo’s Budokan
by Best Classic Bands Staff
April 25 2017

Paul McCartney made his first public performance of 2017 at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan today (April 25) and also revealed more “One on One” tour dates. He had played the venue two years ago and famously performed there with The Beatles in 1966, the first rock band to play at the sacred venue.

At that first performance over 50 years ago, the Fab Four played just 11 songs. In 2015, he performed 28 songs at the Budokan as part of his “Out There” tour.

Tonight, at age 74, McCartney outdid himself with a career-spanning 31-song set that mixed in Beatles numbers, Wings songs and even The Quarrymen’s “In Spite of all the Danger.”

McCartney kicked off the set as he did the 2016 edition of his “One on One” tour when he revived “A Hard Day’s Night” for the first time in decades. He then rotated his repertoire with ’70s-era Wings numbers like “Jet,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” and “Live and Let Die” with Beatles songs from a decade earlier like “Drive My Car,” “Yesterday,” “Blackbird” and “Hey Jude.”

Watch McCartney perform “Magical Mystery Tour”…

To help promote the 50th anniversary re-release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he performed two songs from that 1967 album.

The set also included such solo hits as “Every Night” and “Maybe I’m Amazed.” He finished with three songs from side two of Abbey Road: “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.” (The complete set list is below.)

McCartney also performed “I Wanna Be Your Man,” which he had previously brought out at last fall’s Desert Trip shows but hadn’t plauyed since 1993 before that.

The encore began with “Yesterday”…

When the summer dates begin, McCartney will have turned 75. His birthday is June 18, 1942.

Paul McCartney April 25, 2017 Setlist at The Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

A Hard Day’s Night
Drive My Car
Junior’s Farm
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work it Out
Every Night
In Spite of All the Danger
Love Me Do
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
I Wanna Be Your Man
Magical Mystery Tour
Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let it Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Hi, Hi, Hi
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

McCartney waving to the crowd at the end of his performance

ONE ON ONE AT BUDOKAN, JAPAN : (April 25 2017)


ポール・マッカートニー 4/25武道館公演  青色ジャケットで登場!







係員の人からこんなチケットを渡されました。 メモリアルチケットかな。


lunes, 24 de abril de 2017

Paul McCartney at the Des Moines and the CenturyLink?
Is Paul McCartney getting back to Des Moines? It's looking good.
Matthew Leimkuehler , Des Moines Register
Published  April 24, 2017

Paul McCartney kicks off his first song at Dover's Firefly Music Festival in 2015.

Sir Paul McCartney, it’s been too long.

Twelve years, to be sort-of exact, since you last brought your collection of world-changing songs to Des Moines. Could you be getting back to Iowa’s capital city this summer? All signs point to Iowans letting him in.

Posted around 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Iowa Events Center launched, teasing a “special announcement for an upcoming concert this summer” Tuesday morning via a press conference at Cowles Commons. Running along the top of the website are banners that boast popular McCartney numbers like “Let It Be” and “Live And Let Die.”

“Join us, and maybe you'll be amazed ...,” the post reads.

A screenshot from, a website teasing

A screenshot from, a website teasing a "special" concert announcement from Wells Fargo Arena. (Photo: to the Register)

While this teaser site wants to hold our hand, the Iowa Events Center couldn’t confirm McCartney’s return Monday and encouraged all interested to work it out in your schedule and jet down to Cowles Commons for the Tuesday event.

Paul McCartney last performed in Des Moines on Oct. 27, 2005. It was the first announced show in Wells Fargo Arena history. McCartney’s previous Iowa shows also include a capacity performance at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. If confirmed, it would be the second act planning to return this summer after playing the arena’s opening year; Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, the Iowa Events Center’s first concert, returns to the arena stage June 5.

Known (obviously) as a co-founder and songwriter in cultural phenomenon The Beatles and frontman of 1970s outfit Wings, McCartney last released a studio record, the memorable “New,” in 2013. In recent years McCartney’s collaborated with the likes of Dave Grohl and Kanye West, and he brought home one of music’s biggest awards, a Kennedy Center Honor.
Paul McCartney at the CenturyLink?
Staff report
Published  April 24, 2017

Desert Trip - Weekend 2 - Day 2
INDIO, CA - OCTOBER 15: Musician Paul McCartney performs during Desert Trip at the Empire Polo Field on October 15, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)  Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Could it be so? Could the "once-in-a-lifetime event" that the CenturyLink Center is touting while playing coy be megastar Paul McCartney?

The CenturyLink on Friday announced a press conference for Tuesday morning to announce the big coming event. The invitation's background featured a Union Jack, the British flag, which prompted much speculation. McCartney, the former Beatles and Wings star, was among the artists mentioned.

Now the popular website Bandsintown is showing a CenturyLink stop for McCartney . . . July 15. The Bossier City date is one of four McCartney concerts listed and the only one in the United States.

No ticket price information was listed.

Rebecca Bonnevier, general manager of the CenturyLink, said she could not confirm the McCartney date. "We have no information," she said Monday morning.

The popular website Bandsintown shows a CenturyLink