viernes, 15 de diciembre de 2017
Sir Paul McCartney gushes over Bay's beauty
By: Andrew Ashton
Hawkes Bay Today
16 Dec, 2017
Sir Paul McCartney has been talking of his love for Hawke's Bay ahead of tonight's concert in Auckland. Photo / File
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has been talking of his love for Hawke's Bay's natural beauty, during a low-key stopover before playing a stadium concert in Auckland.
Speaking to radio presenter Mike Hosking yesterday, the music legend said he was enjoying being back in New Zealand and specifically Napier, which he said had "echoes of Scotland".
"It's fantastic, it's beautiful countryside and I had a day off so I thought I'll come and find somewhere really sweet and this is fantastic, beautiful," he said.
Sir Paul added that he had "great memories" of touring New Zealand with the Beatles in 1964, including the Maori welcome they received at Wellington Airport.
"The main memory is rubbing noses with the Maori … to you I'm sure that's kind of, you know, ordinary but to me that's like I don't do that every day so that's pretty amazing."
McCartney told Hosking that touring concerts had changed enormously since the pre-Beatles days as the Quarrymen, when he and John Lennon played through a shared amp.
"From when we started out it's a completely different thing. We started in a van."
In particular sound systems were now much more advanced than the baseball public address system the Beatles used at Shea Stadium in 1966.
"We couldn't get heard above the screaming girls."
Two videos posted to the official Paul McCartney Facebook page on Thursday night and Friday morning showed the 75-year-old rocker in front of a backdrop, thought to be at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, in Hawke's Bay.
jueves, 14 de diciembre de 2017
Paul McCartney has landed in NZ: 'Let's rock'
14 Dec, 2017
Sir Paul McCartney is in New Zealand and the Beatles legend is raring to party.
The music icon posted a video to Facebook upon his arrival to say hello to his Kiwi fans, along with the caption: "Finally in NZ".
"Ok, so I finally got to New Zealand - wow, it's been a little while, it's beautiful, look at that," he says, gesturing to the green NZ background behind him.
He then adds: "Looking forward to the gig on Saturday night in Auckland, hope to see you there. Come on, let's rock!"
Earlier reports suggested Sir Paul was spending time in Hawke's Bay, having arrived by private jet on Wednesday night.
He is due to play at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night.
McCartney recently floored Australian audiences with his 40-song set, which is being described as "epic" and "a musical experience like few others" by Australian media.
The Sydney Morning Herald awarded Monday night's show 4.5 stars.
Paul McCartney in 'beautiful' New Zealand
Sir Paul McCartney is in New Zealand and he's loving it.
The 75-year-old Beatles rocker posted a video from what appears to be Hawke's Bay on Thursday afternoon. It's believed he touched down via private jet on Wednesday night.
"Hey there! OK, so I finally got to NZ," McCartney, wearing a navy jumper and jeans, says to the camera.
"Wow, it's been a little while. It's beautiful, look at that!" [gestures to background].
"Looking forward to the gig on Saturday night in Auckland.
"Come on, let's rock!"
He captioned the video: "Finally in NZ x".
McCartney will only play one show while he's here, at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday night. He flew in from Australia, where he's been touring this month.
Sir Paul was last in New Zealand in 1993, as part of The New World Tour.
miércoles, 13 de diciembre de 2017
Paul McCartney Is Having A Great Time In Australia
He's finishing his first full tour there in 24 years...
13 · 12 · 2017
Paul McCartney has been keeping fans entertained over the past few weeks with some hi-jinks in Australia.
The iconic songwriter is completing his first full tour in the country for 24 years, playing sold out shows across the nation.
As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy Paul McCartney has also been visiting a few friends, including Kylie Minogue and I'm A Celebrity... pairing Ant & Dec.
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Paul McCartney is set to skip across the water to New Zealand this weekend - what could lie ahead...?
Sir Paul McCartney believed to be in Hawke's Bay
Hawkes Bay Today
14 Dec, 2017
A private jet believed to have flown music great Sir Paul McCartney from Sydney, was parked at Hawke's Bay Airport overnight. Photo / Paul Taylor
Music legend Sir Paul McCartney is believed to be in Hawke's Bay after arriving by private jet last night.
The jet, which touched down at Hawke's Bay Airport late last night, is believed to have brought the former Beatle from Australia where he played a three-hour concert in Sydney on Monday night.
Hawke's Bay Today could not establish where McCartney was staying, but it is understood he is in the region for a break ahead of his concert at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday night.
A member of the plane's crew told the newspaper at the airport that "he's left already" and wanted to know how Hawke's Bay Today knew about the arrival.
A crew member aboard what is believed to be Sir Paul McCartney's jet. Photo/Paul Taylor
The plane landed after the normal daily schedule of flights had ended yesterday.
McCartney floored audiences with his 40-song set, which is being described as "epic" and "a musical experience like few others" in the Australian press.
The Sydney Morning Herald awarded Monday night's show 4.5 stars and dismissed any fears that McCartney was simply phoning it in.
Sir Paul McCartney has been receiving largely positive reviews for his latest shows. Photo/File
"Best of all, the show proves much more than an ageing rock star turning up, cashing in and helping a few thousand people with their bucket lists. By the end, it genuinely turns out to be a musical experience like few others."
• Paul McCartney plays Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.
martes, 12 de diciembre de 2017
Waiting for the magical mystery tour to commence. #oneonone #paulmccartney #beatles #sydney2017
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Sydney #PaulMcCartney concert - absolutely awesome! #GivePeaceAChance “that’s needed now more than ever” @PaulMcCartney @qudosbankarena pic.twitter.com/sanRGMcSHc— Larisa V 🌏📷🐾🐯☕️ (@LarisaV) 12 de diciembre de 2017
Sydney #PaulMcCartney concert - absolutely awesome! #GivePeaceAChance @PaulMcCartney @qudosbankarena pic.twitter.com/gYn2nAJRoU— Larisa V 🌏📷🐾🐯☕️ (@LarisaV) 12 de diciembre de 2017
A dream come true...#OneOnOne #PaulMcCartney #TheBeatles
— mari viu o paul (@mccartneywho) 12 de diciembre de 2017
Paul McCartney arriving at Qudos Bank Arena on December 12, 2017 in Sydney, Australia photos by Akinori Hagiwara #PaulMcCartney #OneOnOneAUNZ #OneOnOne
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Tonight I was lucky enough to attend @PaulMcCartney Sydney concert, as my mum won us tickets. It was an amazing night and I just don’t have words.
Paul McCartney performs in Sydney at Qudos Bank Arena, #PaulMcCartney #OneOnOneAUNZ #OneOnOne
lunes, 11 de diciembre de 2017
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Paul McCartney rocks Sydney with three-hour set packed with Beatles classics and more
ROCK icon Paul McCartney has wowed Sydney with a three-hour show packed with Beatles classics, and a few new tunes, leaving fans in an absolute frenzy.
DECEMBER 12, 2017
LOVE, three chords and the truth are all you need when in the presence of the rock greatness of Paul McCartney.
After winning hundreds of thousands of hearts and minds as his One on One tour wound around the country, he finally arrived in Sydney for his two final Australian concerts at Qudos Bank Arena.
It was impossible not to marvel that after a very long 23-year wait for the Maccalytes, that here he was, a Beatle for crying out loud.
Paul McCartney had fans in raptures. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Limited
This was the man who managed to transcend the weight of that legend to maintain a profound influence on pop culture for five decades, with Wings, his vast solo work and who most recently shared chart glory with Kanye and Rihanna and the Foo Fighters.
McCartney traversed all those chapters in a show which stretched to almost three hours with plenty to sing about love, that perennial pop song obsession.
There was his great romantic loves. My Valentine was inspired by and dedicated to his wife Nancy in the audience.
And a couple of songs later, Maybe I’m Amazed which he wrote for his late wife Linda got a false start of wrong notes and words before this rock god decided to embrace his fallibility and declare it a trainwreck.
Paul McCartney brought the hits in Sydney. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Corp Australia
Paul McCartney rocked Sydney. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Corp Australia
“I could consider it was a rewrite but I’m going to start again,” he said to huge cheers.
Can’t Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, All My Loving, And I Love Her underscored the theme.
The enduring beauty of Something, for George Harrison, and Yesterday, the poignancy of Hey Jude and Eleanor Rigby and rock’n’roll grandeur of Live And Let Die and Back In The USSR, he was superb whether plucking heart strings or rocking out.
Blackbird was a sublime moment, just McCartney on acoustic guitar, deftly plucked its distinctive melody as the sold out crowd of 15,000 DisciPauls sang along to this song of solidarity.
And the epic majesty of A Day In The Life, mashed up with Give Peace A Chance, followed soon after by the three songs in one Band On The Run served as a reminder of the ambition of his songwriting and musical vision through the Beatles and beyond.
Paul McCartney in Sydney. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Corp Australia
The show wasn’t just one classic song after another.
The perennial performer knows the value of a great story and he has a lifetime of them. The time Jimi Hendrix played Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to open his own show just two nights after the album came out.
The story behind In Spite Of All The Danger, the first song they recorded as the Quarrymen.
The musical conversation of Here Today, written for his mate John Lennon after his death.
Or singing Strangers In The Night to dolphins frolicking with McCartney and his family in Perth.
Often watching the crowd was almost as hypnotic as witnessing McCartney sing and play with effortless agility and unmistakeable joy.
Paul McCartney’s set was packed with Beatles songs. Picture: David Swift.Source:News Limited
Although it was tough to summon the love for Mull of Kintyre, even with a local piper band joining McCartney on stage during the encore.
From nine-year-old Harry, who got a birthday shout out from the Beatle legend, to those well into their 70s and 80s, there were beaming faces, bemused faces (during the Kanye and Rihanna number) and others stretched by the effort of singing along at the top of their lungs.
There are many fans who would have seen the 75-year-old rock great on this long-awaited tour thinking it might be his last here.
Let’s hope he takes Bruce Springsteen’s lead and books another run next year.
In the meantime, try to get a ticket for the final Sydney show tonight. It is the show of a lifetime.
sábado, 9 de diciembre de 2017
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.