Paul McCartney concert announcement expected Monday
BY PETER ROBB, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
APRIL 19, 2013
OTTAWA — Live Nation will hold a press conference Monday where it is expected the concert promoter will confirm one, possibly two, concerts by Paul McCartney in early July at Scotiabank Place.
If so, this will be the first musical performance by a member of the Beatles in Ottawa’s history. The late John Lennon was in Ottawa in the early 1970s when he met with then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau during his famous bed-in at a Montreal hotel.
The news will be announced at 6 p.m. Monday by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. It’s unusual for the mayor to make a concert announcement.
McCartney is on an extensive world tour called Out There. He is scheduled to perform on July 9 in Boston, Mass. and an Ottawa date could fit in just before that.
In a file picture taken on June 4, 2012 British singer Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace in London.
Photograph by: Leon Nealleon Neal , AFP/Getty Images