Showing posts with label Concerts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Concerts. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Rare Beatles color slides from 1966 U.S. tour up for auction

A batch of 15 rare color slides from the Beatles' final U.S. tour are up for bid.

According to the Daily Mail the shots were taken during the band's performance at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Aug. 21, 1966. The band played in heavy rain under a makeshift shelter and the show marked one of the reasons why the group finally stopped touring.

Paul McCartney recalled:

After the gig I remember us getting in a big, empty steel-lined wagon, like a removal van. There was no furniture in there – nothing. We were sliding around trying to hold on to something, and at that moment everyone said, 'Oh, this bloody touring lark – I've had it up to here, man.'

I finally agreed. I'd been trying to say, 'Ah, touring's good and it keeps us sharp. We need touring, and musicians need to play. Keep music live.' I had held on that attitude when there were doubts, but finally I agreed with them.

According to the Mail:

The pictures were taken by Mark Richman who was the only photographer there using Kodachrome color film rather than black and white.

Mr Richman, now aged 73, stood just 12 feet (four metres) away from The Beatles to take the snaps.
He is selling them now with full copyright, meaning the new owner will legally be able to sell re-prints of them.

They are expected to fetch about $50,000 at auction.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Paul McCartney announces first U.S. dates for "Freshen Up" tour

News release:

The Freshen Up U.S. Tour 2019:

Monday, May 27 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena
Thursday, May 30 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 1 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena
Thursday, June 6 - Madison, WI - Kohl Center
Tuesday, June 11 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center



Paul McCartney has confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new Freshen Up tour. Five confirmed dates have been announced, marking Paul’s first series of Stateside concerts since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving "Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.” 

Paul will also be appearing on The Howard Stern Show September 5th and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon September 6th. 

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will begin with Paul rocking the Carolinas, on May 27th at the PNC Arena with Paul’s first show in Raleigh NC since 2002’s Driving World Tour and on May 30th with Paul’s debut appearance in Greenville SC at the  Bon Secours Wellness Arena. On June 1st Paul will return to the Rupp Arena in Lexington KY for the first time since 1990, while June 6th will see Paul play his first ever show in Madison WI at the Kohl Center. And on June 11th, Paul will rock the Quad Cities, visiting Moline IL for the first time to play the TaxSlayer Center.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Friday September 7th at 10am local time.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 4 at 10am local time through Thursday, September 6 at 10pm local time.  

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