sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017

Paul McCartney Brisbane: Former Beatle touches down





















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Paul McCartney Brisbane: Former Beatle touches down
Kristy Symonds, The Courier-Mail
December 9, 2017




SIR Paul McCartney was every bit the crowd pleaser, rolling out a hit-filled set list for a sold out crowd during the biggest show of his Australian tour at Suncorp Stadium last night.

The 40,000-strong audience roared with approval as the 75-year-old former Beatle opened with A Hard Day’s Night.

McCartney treated his adoring fans, who were earlier lashed by wind and rain as they poured into the stadium, to a string of hits including Can’t Buy Me Love, Jet and I’ve Got A Feeling.

“G’Day Brisbane - I am getting the feeling here we are going to have a bit of a party tonight,” he told the enthusiastic crowd as they danced.


Paul McCartney plays to a sold-out crowd of 40,000 at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Picture: AAP/Sarah Marshall

From The Quarrymen and The Beatles to Wings and beyond, McCartney played gems including My Valentine, In Spite of all the Danger, You Won’t See Me, Love Me Do, Blackbird, FourFiveSeconds, Eleanor Rigby and I Wanna Be Your Man.

His first Brisbane show in more than four decades marked the largest crowd on a single night of the Australian leg of his One on One world tour.

“It’s really great to be back in Brisbane after a long time,” he said.

“It is so great here I am going to take a moment to myself here just to drink it all in okay.”

McCartney, who last toured Down Under in 1993, skipping the Sunshine State, has previously played four shows at Brisbane’s Festival Hall – two with The Beatles in 1964 and two with Wings in 1975 – but last night’s expected crowd was bigger than all four of those gigs combined.


Rain didn’t deter McCartney fans, with 40,000 turning out to see the former Beatle in action in Brisbane.

Earlier, before the weather eased up, lightning lit up the skies and a warning to take shelter was played on screens throughout the stadium.

“Due to storm activity please leave the field and exposed areas immediately. Announcements will be made when you may return to your seats on the field,” the warning read.

McCartney had jetted into Brisbane on a private plane under the cover of darkness ahead of his show.

Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski told The Sunday Mail the hit-filled tour had so far exceeded his expectations and said promoting it had been “a privilege”.

“Paul holds the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish in his close to three-hour set,” Mr Gudinski said.


Paul McCartney wasted no time belting out the hits in Brisbane. Picture: AAP/Sarah Marshall

The legendary singer-songwriter, who touched down in Australia last month and performed three shows across Perth and Melbourne ahead of his Brisbane concert, previously told media he continued to write and perform because he was addicted to the feeling it gave him.

His trip Down Under was announced back in June via a facebook live chat with Aussie comedian and musician Tim Minchin.

He will next perform two shows in Sydney, kicking off tomorrow night, before heading to Auckland, New Zealand, to continue his tour.

It was a big night for music in Brisbane, with Yusuf/Cat Stevens also performing his first of two shows at the Entertainment Centre.

The 69-year-old is in town as part of his Peace Train 50th anniversary tour.


Paul McCartney touches down in Brisbane. Picture: 7 News

EARLIER: SIR Paul McCartney has touched down in Brisbane ahead of his Suncorp Stadium show — his first in the city in over four decades.

McCartney, 75 — who last toured Australia in 1993, skipping Brisbane — has received rave reviews for his most recent shows in Perth and Melbourne, earning praise for his unwavering energy, vocals and song selection.

He continues his One On One world tour at Suncorp tonight.

While he has changed his setlist from show to show, he’s consistently delivered favourites including wrapping his main performance with Hey Jude and finishing his several-song encores with The End.

McCartney has previously played four shows at Brisbane’s Festival Hall — two with The Beatles in 1964 and two with Wings in 1975 — but tonight at Suncorp he will perform to 40,000 people, a bigger audience than all four of those gigs combined.




jueves, 7 de diciembre de 2017

Paul McCartney on love, life and the secret Beatles hit written in New Zealand







































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Paul McCartney on love, life and the secret Beatles hit written in New Zealand
By: Karl Puschmann
New Zealand Herald
7 Dec, 2017 


Paul McCartney plays Auckland's Mt Smart stadium on Saturday, 16 December 2017. Photo: MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim NZH 07 Dec 2017

It's Saturday night and Sir Paul McCartney is zipping along to Perth's nib Stadium where, in a few hours, he'll walk onstage to perform the first show of his Australasian One on One tour in front of a sold-out crowd.

Over the following week he'll play five more shows across the Ditch before finally playing Mt Smart Stadium next Saturday night.

"We're practising on the Aussies," he jokes. "Getting up to speed."

In a summer crammed with big shows, McCartney's is undoubtedly the biggest. As a Beatle he wrote songs that, quite literally, changed the world. We simply don't have the space to even begin listing his musical accomplishments. He's Paul McCartney. You know his songs.

Now, after nearly a quarter of a century he's back. His last gig here was in 1993. That's a long time between drinks.

Paul McCartney on stage during his OneOnOne tour 2017
Paul McCartney on stage during his OneOnOne tour 2017

"It is, yeah," he laughs. "For a lot of that time I was having to be Daddy and do the school run. I had a young kid I was bringing up, so I couldn't get enough time away to make it practical."

He'd planned to visit in 2002, as part of the Driving tour, but the Bali terrorist attack in Kuta prevented it.

"We thought we can't go waltzing in with a happy show while the whole country's in mourning, so we had to call that off."

An odd footnote in Beatles trivia is that the Fab Four toured here at the height of Beatlemania in 1964, playing all four main centres. Does he remember much about that tour?

"I remember rubbing noses with the Maori," McCartney answers, referencing the traditional hongi greeting that welcomed the band at the airport. "That was very good."

News reports from the time suggest a sleepy country struggling to comprehend, let alone contain, Beatlemania. Woefully inadequate policing levels struggled with unprecedented crowds and the band was besieged by screaming fans.

"It was a lot of screaming girls, which was great, 'cause we were screaming boys," McCartney recalls.

One headline shrieked, "Screams and eggs greet the Beatles," and led with this wonderfully loony paragraph: "The Beatles are in New Zealand. And they were met by deafening screaming, singing and yelling, Maori songs, and eggs - hurled at them."

"I don't actually remember that," McCartney laughs when asked about the eggs. "But you block out all those things, don't you?"

Beatles memorabilia from the 1964 New Zealand Tour. 9 June 2014 New Zealand Herald Photograph By Greg Bowker
Beatles memorabilia from the 1964 New Zealand Tour. 9 June 2014 New Zealand Herald Photograph By Greg Bowker

Instead, he remembers the tour fondly.

"It was lovely to finally get to New Zealand, to experience a place we'd heard so much about. Coming from Liverpool a lot of people you knew had relatives who'd emigrated. I felt the bond with New Zealanders. It was great. We had a lot of fun. The shows were really good. That's always the main memories, enjoying the crowds."

He briefly pauses, and says, "I don't remember any eggs, anyway. I just remember having a good time."

That good time also includes a yarn that's slipped into local Beatles lore. While trapped in their Wellington hotel, he requested a guitar so he could work on a song. He got the guitar, accounts differ on how, but no one knows what song he was working on.

"Let's pretend it was Yesterday," he quips, when asked to shed some light on this mystery. "No, it's a little too long ago to remember. It might have been a great mysterious lost song ... I don't think there was a lost song, because I normally remembered those songs. But it would have been one of the songs throughout that period that we recorded."

Whichever song it was, I'll Follow the Sun perhaps, maybe I've Just Seen a Face or, probably not but let's pretend, Yesterday, there's a good chance he'll play it next Saturday.

The Beatles
The Beatles

That's because McCartney's playing more Beatles material now than ever. His set's packed with it. Onstage for over three hours he'll play far more Beatles tunes than the Beatles did during their 28-minute New Zealand sets.

"The first thing I ever do when trying to choose the setlist is think, 'If I was going to this show, what would I want to see them do?'," he explains. "There's certain songs I wouldn't want to see the band leave out. Those start the list. Then you go on from there.

"Sometimes I'll hear something over the radio and think, 'Oh, I'd love to do that,' so we'll take it into rehearsal and learn it up."

Then, a surprise confession.

"Sometimes it's a bit daunting because in the early days of recording, you know with The Beatles, sometimes I wouldn't put the bass part on 'til we'd done the song. That enabled me to get quite complex with the bass lines."

Because The Beatles had retired from touring this was never a problem. Until now...

"When it came to do it live it was like, 'Oh my God. I've really set myself a problem'. I've got this complicated bass line and I've got to sing this song that's going in a completely different direction. It's one of those co-ordination things. There are a few that I've got to concentrate. They're quite hard to do, particularly the ones with the crazy bass lines. But it's good to have a challenge. I wouldn't like to be phoning it in."

He says sometimes he fluffs it, "that used to really panic me, the shame of it all", but nowadays he'll just stop the band and restart.

"It proves we're live," he says. "The funny thing is, the audience like it. It gives them a special memory, 'remember when they blew it?'."

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney

That audience connection is the thing he's enjoying the most.

"There may be thousands of people there but there's something about the show which feels like I'm talking to you directly," he says. "It's me and you."

Coming from anyone else, it'd be easy to be sceptical, but when the guy who has written some of the world's sincerest love songs says it, you believe him.

"Why I write about love, I think it's a great feeling. It's a universal feeling. That's the one thing that ties everybody on this planet together. Whether you're single, married, young, old, life involves love in one way or another. It's a very special thing.

"Sometimes I think I don't want to get too soppy, I don't want to get too corny, but I do like the subject so much that I find myself returning to it."

The musical group The Beatles. From left: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. NZH 7oct00 - NZH 26jan02 - BOP 19dec02 - BOP 13jan03 - HBT 5jun07 - ROT 22mar08 - ROT
The musical group The Beatles. From left: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney. NZH 7oct00 - NZH 26jan02 - BOP 19dec02 - BOP 13jan03 - HBT 5jun07 - ROT 22mar08 - ROT

His car's pulled into the stadium now and the singer's got to sing a song. He genuinely wants you all to sing along. We'll get our chance next weekend. I can't wait.

"Great, man," he enthuses. "I know we're gonna have some fun."

Then Paul McCartney, one of the world's greatest musicians, reassures me by saying, "I'm practising!"

LOWDOWN
Who: Paul McCartney
When: Next Saturday night
Where: Mt Smart Stadium. Tickets available from Ticketmaster



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miércoles, 6 de diciembre de 2017

Sir Paul McCartney live is a music hall legend, no matter the size of the venue
















 Paul McCartney performs at AAMI Park in Melbourne. Picture: Jake Nowakowski




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Sir Paul McCartney live is a music hall legend, no matter the size of the venue
KARL QUINN
December 6 2017

Paul McCartney took his One on One tour to Australia for his first live shows there since 1993.
Paul McCartney took his One on One tour to Australia for his first live shows there since 1993.

At the end of his two-and-a-half hour 32-song set, Sir Paul McCartney literally ran off the stage. McCartney, may I remind you, is 75. He has not eaten meat for 42 years. If there's a better advert for vegetarianism I can't remember seeing it.

He came back, too, for a one-song encore – a solo acoustic Yesterday – that became eight. Oh all right, if you insist. The big crowd at Melbourne's AAMI stadium did, and it ended, brilliantly, fittingly, with the medley that caps the Abbey Road album: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End.

Roughly three hours after his first Melbourne show in 25 years had begun it was over. It's doubtful many in the crowd felt they'd been anything but thoroughly entertained.

Sir Paul was joined on stage in Melbourne by a pipe band for Mull of Kintyre.
Sir Paul was joined on stage in Melbourne by a pipe band for Mull of Kintyre.

McCartney knows how to give the people what they want, and over the years – with The Beatles, with Wings, solo, and with a variety of collaborators (Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Rihanna and Kanye) – he's given them plenty of it. In one of his name-dropping, anecdote-rich stories, he referenced George Formby, the ukulele-playing English music-hall performer who became a film star in the 1930s, and there's more than a touch of that lineage in McCartney's stage persona. He's all pumping fists, leg kicks, peace signs and goofy shuffles. Not for nothing did Smash Hits dub him Fab Macca, Thumbs Aloft back in the day.

He kicked things off with A Hard Day's Night, and immediately old and young (as in teens) leapt to their feet and sang along at top voice. The early Beatles catalogue was revisited for Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, I Wanna Be Your Man (prompt for a story about sharing a cab with Mick and Keef, and spontaneously offering the song to The Rolling Stones, who scored their first number one with it).

Fab Macca, thumbs (and fingers) aloft
Fab Macca, thumbs (and fingers) aloft

There was middle-period Beatles (I've Just Seen a Face, You Won't See Me, Sergeant Peppers, a dazzling For the Benefit of Mr Kite). And there was late: a blistering Helter Skelter, Birthday; a solo Blackbird, written, he told us, for the civil rights protesters in the American south; and the obligatory Hey Jude singalong to close out the main set.

The Wings songs went down well too: Let Me Roll With It, with a tacked-on Foxy Lady guitar outro, on which Sir Paul has a fair old stab at Hendrix, was great, but the pyrotechnics of Live and Let Die, turning the entire stage into a scene from a James Bond movie, were the spectacular highlight.

"We can tell from up here which songs you're enjoying," McCartney said at one point. "When we do a Beatles song it lights up from your phones like a galaxy of stars. When we do a new song it's like a black hole. But we don't care, we're going to do them anyway."

He was right, too. The more recent solo material wasn't as strong as some of that immense back catalogue – really, how could it be? – but Queenie Eye (from 2014's New album) rocked along, and his solo take on Four, Five Seconds was pretty decent (though what we wouldn't have given for a cameo from Rihanna). Valentine, a tribute to wife number three Nancy, was honest and earnest but it paled in comparison to the magnificent Maybe I'm Amazed, written for wife number one, Linda, and played almost immediately after.

That song would be a strain for a singer at the very height of their powers; for a man in his 70s, it's near impossible. Here, and on a few other tracks (You Won't See Me especially), there was a noticeable quaver to McCartney's voice. The upper register is no longer the sweet spot for him it once was.

Elsewhere, though, age seemed barely to have wearied him. In the middle register and in songs bolstered by the harmonies of his superb band – Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray on guitars (Ray occasionally switching to bass), Abe Laboriel Jr on drums and Paul Wickens on keyboards and various bits of wizardry – or by the singalong crowd, he sailed along. On the rockier songs, he showed he could still belt them out with ease.

Arguably, McCartney is simply not the best singer of some of these songs any more. But no one has more right to sing them, so roll on, I say.

If there's a more pointed criticism to be made of this show it's that everything feels thoroughly rehearsed, even the banter. If it's spontaneity you're after, you'll need to look elsewhere. But if it's beautifully crafted songs, played by an excellent band led by a charismatic rock legend, and the odd dash of spectacle – hello Scotch College Pipe Band, wheeled out for Mull of Kintyre to a rapturous response – then you'll struggle to find a better night in a music hall, of any size, than this.

Paul McCartney will perform a one-off show in Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland on Saturday December 16.

 - The Age




ONE ON ONE IN MELBOURNE (Second Night): December 06 2017 - AAMI Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA














 





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@britdebbie1 One of the UKs finest, #PaulMcCartney is in town. 







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martes, 5 de diciembre de 2017

ONE ON ONE IN MELBOURNE (First Night): December 05 2017 - AAMI Park, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA




















     






  













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It’s a perfect night for some #OneOnOne time with @PaulMcCartney. #AAMIPark






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Just waiting for the legend that is Sir Paul McCartney



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'What an absolute legend!' Paul McCartney delivers epic show in Melbourne as Beatles legend RAPS and sings greatest hits during three-hour set
By Candice Jackson For Daily Mail Australia
PUBLISHED:  5 December 2017

The English singer-songwriter hasn't toured Australia since 1993.
But it appears former Beatles star Paul McCartney made it up to devoted fans in Melbourne on Tuesday, as part of his One On One stadium concert.
Concert-goers took to Twitter after his near three-hour appearance to praise the star as 'an absolute legend', adding he provided the 'best show ever.'

'What an absoloute legend!' Fans claim 'crowd is buzzing' at Paul McCartney's Melbourne stadium concert as he RAPS and provides a VERY lengthy set-list of hits over three-hour show
'What an absoloute legend!' Fans claim 'crowd is buzzing' at Paul McCartney's Melbourne stadium concert as he RAPS and provides a VERY lengthy set-list of hits over three-hour show

Paul performed to 30,000 fans at Melbourne's AAMI Park on Tuesday night.

The 75-year-old appeared lively on stage and was assisted by a backing band for his almost 40-song set-list.
Dressed in black jeans, a smart button-up shirt and a navy army-inspired suit jacket with large brass buttons and printed patches, Paul looked like a suave rock star.

Playing to the crowd: The 75-year-old appeared lively on stage and was assisted by a backing band for his almost 40-song set-list
Playing to the crowd: The 75-year-old appeared lively on stage and was assisted by a backing band for his almost 40-song set-list

'Best show ever': The Herald Sun reported Paul began his concert with A Hard Day’s Night and played a variety of his discography from the past 50 years, which fans praised online
'Best show ever': The Herald Sun reported Paul began his concert with A Hard Day’s Night and played a variety of his discography from the past 50 years, which fans praised online

The Herald Sun reported Paul began his concert with A Hard Day’s Night and played a variety of his discography from the past 50 years.
Published set-lists revealed he played song from The Beatles, his pre-Beatles bands, the Quarrymen and Wings, recent solo work and his surprise No. 1 hit with Kanye West and Rihanna, 2015’s FourFiveSeconds.
One fan on Twitter commented on Paul's ability to transition between recent hits and classics, writing: 'So @PaulMcCartney has just done the Kanye West rap part of FourFiveSeconds & then gone into Eleanor Rigby & it is everything.'

You can keep your Drakes and Sia and Rita Oras': Former Bachelorette Georgia Love was in the audience on the night, commenting on social media to state he was ' an absolute legend!' for rivaling the performances of global sensations of the last decade
You can keep your Drakes and Sia and Rita Oras': Former Bachelorette Georgia Love was in the audience on the night, commenting on social media to state he was ' an absolute legend!' for rivaling the performances of global sensations of the last decade

Suave! Dressed in black jeans, a smart button-up shirt and a navy army-inspired suit jacket with large brass buttons and printed patches, Paul looked every but the rock star
Suave! Dressed in black jeans, a smart button-up shirt and a navy army-inspired suit jacket with large brass buttons and printed patches, Paul looked every but the rock star

Former Bachelorette Georgia Love was in the audience on the night, commenting on social media: 'You can keep your Drakes and Sia and Rita Oras, give me three solid non-stop hours of Paul McCartney absolutely rocking out any day of the week! What an absolute legend!'
Another ticket-payer claimed she was 'fulfilling a lifetime dream' by seeing the star.
'Thank you @PaulMcCartney for  marvelous #oneonone concert in Melbourne tonight. Best show ever,' a very happy fan offered a raving review.
Tickets are still available for Paul's remaining four shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

There's still time! Tickets are still available for Paul's remaining four shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney
There's still time! Tickets are still available for Paul's remaining four shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney







lunes, 4 de diciembre de 2017

RINGO STARR ON THE RUN TO EUROPE IN 2018




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RINGO AND HIS ALL STARR BAND EUROPEAN TOUR 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT
NOV 29 2017



Ringo Starr announces the 13th iteration of his All Starr Band and new tour dates through Europe and Israel.  After six years with the same band, Ringo welcomes Colin Hay back to the group and as well as new member Graham Gouldman of 10cc (I’m Not In Love, Things We Do For Love, Dreadlock Holiday, Wall Street Shuffle). Hay and Gouldman join existing All Starrs Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.

In June, the All Starrs embark on a 21 date tour that will kick off in Paris France and includes shows in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Israel, concluding in Italy.  The last time the All Starrs toured Europe was 2011.

The All Starrs just finished a tour that started with a Las Vegas residency and ended with a performance at New York City’s Beacon Theater. The band is supporting Starr’s new album, Give More Love.

“While almost none of the songs are less than 30 years old, it should be noted (underlined, with asterisks) that Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band is not a nostalgia act. “Nostalgia” implies something static, irrelevant, and vaguely frivolous. No, Starr and his merry band are much too vibrant for that, and the message of peace and love that they sing is just as relevant today. Besides, legends never go out of style.” – People Magazine

Tour dates include:

June 6 Olympia, Paris, France
June 8 Holland Blues Festival, Grolloo, Netherlands
June 9 Flens Arena, Flensberg, Germany
June 10 StadPark, Hamburg, Germany
June 13 Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki, Finland
June 15 Lunden, Horsens, Denmark
June 16 Tempodorm, Berlin, Germany
June 17 Stadhalle, Zwickau, Germany
June 19 Congress Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
June 20 Stadhalle, Vienna, Austria
June 23 Menoarah, Tel Aviv, Israel
June 24 Menorah Arena Tel Aviv, Israel 
June 26 Palau St. Jordi Amphitheatre, Barcelona, Spain
June 28 WiZnik Center, Madrid, Spain
June 29 Coliseum, La Caruna, Spain
July 1 Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao, Spain
July 4 Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  
July 6 Sporting Complex, Monte Carlo, Monaco
July 8 Piazza Napoleone, Lucca, Italy
July 9 Piazza Degliscachi, Marostica, Italy
July 11 Autorium Cavea, Rome, Italy





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RINGO STARR TO FINALLY MAKE IT TO ISRAEL
> Sir Paul McCartney: Israelis and Palestinians deserve peace
> Roger Waters shouldn’t silence artists performing in Israel
BY DAVID BRINN 
NOVEMBER 30, 2017

The Beatles was shot down by government ministers for not having cultural worth in 1966.

Musician Ringo Starr gestures at fans at a 'Peace & Love' event to celebrate Starr's 77th birthday i
Musician Ringo Starr gestures at fans at a 'Peace & Love' event to celebrate Starr's 77th birthday in Los Angeles, California.. (photo credit: REUTERS)

It didn’t come easy, but Ringo Starr is finally going to make it to Israel.

Fifty-two years after a proposed concert by The Beatles fell by the wayside in 1966, the one-time lovable mop-top drummer for the Fab Four is finally going to make his debut in the Jewish state, on June 23 and 24 at the Menorah Mivtahim Arena in Tel Aviv.

He will become the second – and final – former Beatle to perform in Israel, after Paul McCartney took the honors with a monumental show at Park Hayarkon in 2008. Ex-bandmates John Lennon and George Harrison died in 1980 and 2001, respectively.

The Israel dates will be part of a 21-date European tour that will include shows in France, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Monaco, Netherlands and Italy, according to Starr’s official website. The last time the All-Starrs toured Europe was in 2011.


Starr’s 13th iteration of his All-Starr Band will feature Men At Work’s Colin Hay, Graham Gouldman of 10cc and longtime members, Toto’s Steve Lukather and Journey’s Gregg Rolie, along with Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette.


Ringo Starr - We’re On The Road Again (Audio) (YouTube/RingoStarrVEVO)

The band has been touring the US in support of Starr’s latest album Give More Love, including a Las Vegas residency and a performance at New York City’s Beacon Theater.

According to a review in People Magazine, the show, which features Starr’s songs with The Beatles like “With A Little Help From My Friends” and “Boys,” from his 40-plus year solo career like “It Don’t Come Easy” and “Photograph,” and his bandmates’ biggest hits, is not a nostalgia concert.

“No, Starr and his merry band are much too vibrant for that, and the message of peace and love that they sing is just as relevant today,” it stated.

Starr, who was always in the background behind the songwriting genius of his partners Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, possessed a unique drumming style that has been highly praised by latter-day drummers, as well as criticized by music snobs for its no-frills timekeeping.

Musicianship aside, he contributed an endearing persona to the group with his toothy grin and Chaplin-esque comedic qualities.

Starr’s solo career has been sketchy, with sporadic albums featuring less-than-stellar material interspersed with moments of inspiration.

He and McCartney have reunited on stage and in the studio many times, but have never embarked on a sustained collaboration.

During the Beatles’ heyday, there was considerable unfounded speculation that Starr – born Richard Starkey – was Jewish. Later, his likeness to PLO founder Yasser Arafat also provided fodder for Middle East pundits.

Today, Starr is mostly known for carrying the message of unity The Beatles helped forge for a few short years and for flashing the peace sign on demand. But when he gets behind the drum kit in Tel Aviv, there’s no doubt that Beatlemania will return, if only for two nights.



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sábado, 2 de diciembre de 2017

ONE ON ONE IN PERTH : December 02 2017 - nib Stadium, Perth, AUSTRALIA































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Paul McCartney performing at NIB Stadium in Perth, Australia (December 2)  #OneOnOne


























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Review: Paul McCartney rocks Perth at nib Stadium
Jay Hanna, PerthNow
December 2, 2017

Paul McCartney at nib stadium in Perth for the first leg of his Australian tour.
Paul McCartney at nib stadium in Perth for the first leg of his Australian tour.Picture: Marie Nirme

MACCAMANIA gripped Perth as Paul McCartney kicked off the Australian leg of his One on One world tour at a sold-out nib Stadium.
Fans roared their approval as the 75-year-old rock legend appeared on stage, his arm raised to the heavens before the distinctive guitar crash opening of A Hard Day’s Night got the show under way.
With his trademark left-handed Hofner Violin bass slung across his lithe hips the evergreen singer made it clear his energy and enthusiasm for performing has never waned.

Paul McCartney played to a sell-out crowd at nib Stadium.
Paul McCartney played to a sell-out crowd at nib Stadium.Picture: Marie Nirme

The Liverpudlian hasn’t performed in Perth since 1993 and it was evident he’d picked up new fans in the intervening years with audiences spanning several generations.

“G’day Perth,” he hollered following a rendition of Wings tune Junior's Farm.
“How you goin? It’s fantastic to be back. I get the feeling we are going to have a good time tonight.”

Paul McCartney and his band have been touring since April.
Paul McCartney and his band have been touring since April.Picture: Marie Nirme

It was easy to picture McCartney as a wide-eyed 22-year-old as he gave an upbeat performance of the Beatles’ 1964 hit Can’t Buy Me Love.
His voice remains unmistakably Macca — a voice so recognisable it seems as familiar as that of a loved one.

His crack four-piece band, who have been playing with him since the early 2000s, expertly supplement his vocals where needed.

And then there’s that back catalogue, almost 60 years of classic songs and influential music that has sound-tracked the lives of millions.

Paul McCartney at Perth’s nib Stadium in he first leg of his Australian tour.
Paul McCartney at Perth’s nib Stadium in he first leg of his Australian tour.Picture: Marie Nirme

McCartney, who was knighted by the Queen in 1997, aims to please and the set was heavy with Beatles classics, interspersed with Wings favourites and solo tunes.

Swapping his bass for a red Les Paul guitar, he launched into Wings track Let Me Roll It with a robust Foxy Lady outro.
He said the band always play the outro “as a tribute to the late great Jimi Hendrix” who opened a concert with Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band two days after the album was released.
His colourful stories about his rock star mates were almost as entertaining as his music.

Paul McCartney’s set was heavy with Beatles classics, with some Wings favourites and solo tunes added in.
Paul McCartney’s set was heavy with Beatles classics, with some Wings favourites and solo tunes added in.Picture: The Sunday Times

And his former Beatles bandmates weren't far from his mind.

He dedicated Here Today, which he wrote following John Lennon's death, to his old songwriting partner.
"It's in the form of a conversation we never got to have," he said. "If you have something to say - get it said."

For George Harrison he performed the Harrison-penned Beatles hit Something on a ukulele his old bandmate gave him.
McCartney began his One on One world tour in April last year and by its conclusion, in New Zealand on December 16, he will have performed 78 shows to more than two million fans in 16 countries.

A packed nib Stadium for the Paul McCartney concert, his first in this Australian tour.
A packed nib Stadium for the Paul McCartney concert, his first in this Australian tour.Picture: Marie Nirme

Late in the evening, a man was pulled onto the stage to propose to his girlfriend.

Saya and Martin, who met in England on a Contiki tour, got to share their special moment with thousands of people.

McCartney told Martin: "You got a ring? Right down on your knee."

Saya responded with a yes before McCartney signed her jacket as a final momento for an event the pair will never forget.





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