Paul McCartney concert considered a big coup for new Tobin Center
By W. Scott Bailey
Aug 1, 2014,
Former Beatle Paul McCartney commands top billing in big stadiums. It’s rare to find the iconic rocker in a small venue.
So officials with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which will officially open this fall, are understandably giddy over the fact that McCartney will bring his portfolio of hits to the venue’s 1,750-seat H-E-B Performance Hall on Oct. 1.
“It is a real coup for us to be able to bring Paul McCartney to San Antonio,” says Tobin Center President and CEO Michael Fresher. “His appearance ... will complete essentially a full month of performers and events, which will demonstrate the versatility of The Tobin Center and its three performance spaces.”
McCartney’s performance will benefit will serve as a benefit for the $203 million Tobin Center. His last on-stage appearance in San Antonio was in 1993.
“To have Paul McCartney, the single most iconic musician, singer and songwriter in the world, perform as part of our grand opening celebration is special in so many ways,” said J. Bruce Bugg Jr., chairman of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation, which owns and operates the Tobin Center. “It is very rare for Paul McCartney to perform in a theater setting instead of a large arena or stadium. This will be a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for people attending this concert to see and hear this incredible musician in the intimacy of the Tobin Center with its world-class acoustics.”
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will open on September 4. In addition to the H-E-B Performance Hall, the theater houses the 250-seat Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater and the 600-seat River Walk Plaza for outdoor performances and events.
For ticket information, contact tobincenter.org.
Former Beatles star Paul McCartney will make a rare appearance in San Antonio in October.
Courtesy of Mary McCartney