Paul McCartney Returns to New York on All-New 2013 "Out There" TourApr 18, 2013
BROOKLYN (April 18, 2013) -- Paul McCartney has confirmed that his all-new 2013 "Out There" tour will include two shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 8 and 10. The first-time engagement for Paul at the venue is his first New York appearance since last year's historic 12-12-12 benefit and continues a tradition of legendary NYC area McCartney concerts including 2011's Yankee Stadium doubleheader, 2009's inaugural Citi Field three-play, and stretching all the way back to The Beatles' 1965 musical christening of Shea Stadium.
As previously announced, the tour will also be making stops May 18 and 19 in Orlando, FL at Amway Center, May 22 and 23 in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center, May 26 in Memphis, TN at FedEx Forum, May 29 and 30 in Tulsa OK at the BOK Center, July 9 in Boston, MA at Fenway Park, July 12 in Washington DC at Nationals Ballpark, July 14 in Indianapolis IN at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, July 16 in Milwaukee WI at Miller Park and July 19 in Seattle, WA at Safeco Field.
Tickets to the newly announced shows will be on sale beginning Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. local time at Ticketmaster.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m. and concluding Sunday, April 21 at 10 p.m. All times are local.
Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings, and, of course, The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history--not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives--are magically brought to life as only Paul can do. Last year marked 40 years since Paul's premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space! Having played with his peerless band of Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints--as reviews of his last two-night stand in NYC--2011's Yankee Stadium shows--will attest:
"Mr. McCartney is not saying goodbye but touring stadiums and playing marathon concerts. Friday's set ran two-and-a-half hours, with Mr. McCartney constantly onstage, and it had 35 songs, not counting a few additional excerpts. His concerts now are a gentle reminder of his survival and vitality... He perseveres, and entertains, by directly reconnecting to his songs across the decades and still having fun."--THE NEW YORK TIMES
"McCartney's continued ability to perform such key material so gracefully makes his shows more than just worthy entertainment. They're a kind of public service."--THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
"The 2½-hour, 35-song set featured five decades worth of hits without a dud in the batch"--THE NEW YORK POST
"Paul McCartney is many things, a gifted musician, singer and band leader. Mostly, he is an inspiration. Last night at Yankee Stadium, McCartney played and played, gave and gave, for well over two hours. He never stopped singing, playing, performing and smiling. He loves pleasing crowds."--THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Dude is almost twice my age, and that f***er can belt, and in the physical-grace department, my blind guess of his age might have been more like a very agile 50. I could barely stand in front of my center field seat, which proved necessary pretty much the entire time... Changed my life"--THE VILLAGE VOICE
Paul is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking "On The Run" tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief--to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the "Out There'" tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of Paul slowing down.
The "Out There" tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to Paul and new spots for the very first time. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates.