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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

McCartney announces summer dates in Great Britain

  • Saturday 12th June – RDS, Dublin
  • Sunday 13th June – Isle Of Wight Festival
  • Sunday 20th June – Hampden Park, Glasgow
  • Saturday 26th June – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
  • Sunday 27th June – Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London

The UK is set for a scorching hot summer of rock n' roll as Paul McCartney today announces five special massive UK and Ireland shows as part of his 2010 'Up and Coming' tour. Hot off the heels of announcing the opening US tour dates, Paul's announcement confirms the speculation that he's bringing his all new tour home. This summer Paul will rock the UK and Ireland with 5 massive shows that mark some career firsts for music's most valuable treasure.

Paul said: "It's always brilliant to play for the home crowd and these dates are ones that me and the band are really excited about."

Paul's first UK and Ireland appearance of 2010 will take place in Dublin at the RDS on Saturday 12th of June, six months after Paul’s sell-out show at The O2 in December as part of the ‘Good Evening Europe’ tour. The next day will see a Paul McCartney first when he headlines the Isle Of Wight Festival on Sunday 13th of June; his second ever UK festival after his now legendary headline appearance at 2004’s Glastonbury.
The Isle of Wight Festival is extremely proud to announce that the legendary Paul McCartney will be headlining the Main Stage on Sunday 13 June bringing this year’s festival, which takes place from 11-13 June, to a spectacular close.

Paul McCartney says: "I always remember hearing such great things about this festival and it has such a sense of history with the likes of Jimi Hendrix playing there the first time round. This will be my first show on the Isle of Wight and I’m looking forward to a rollicking night of rock n’ roll".

Festival promoter John Giddings adds: "Forty years after Jimi Hendrix performed 'Hey Joe’ at Seaclose Park we’ve finally gotten to 'Hey Jude’. I can’t wait!"

Next up Paul will head to Scotland for, amazingly, his first ever UK standalone stadium show on Sunday 20th June at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, almost exactly 20 years to the day since Paul last played in Scotland. On Saturday 26th June Paul plays his first show in Wales in 31 years when he brings the tour to Cardiff’s massive Millennium Stadium. He last toured Wales with Wings in 1979. Finally Paul will appear as the headline act in London at this year’s Hyde Park Calling festival. Paul has appeared in Hyde Park twice before - the first time was when he opened and closed 2005’s Live 8 concert and the second when he came on stage as a surprise guest last summer at Neil Young’s show to perform The Beatles anthem ‘A Day In The Life’.

These shows will feature a typically diverse set of music from all of Paul’s unrivalled career, with songs from The Beatles, Wings and Paul’s solo work, including tracks from The Fireman’s 2008 album ‘Electric Arguments’.

The UK got a recent taste for Paul’s live show last Christmas when he brought his 2009 ‘Good Evening Europe’ tour to a climactic and memorable finale at London’s O2 Arena, his only UK show of 2009. Reviews for the show were phenomenal and prove that Paul McCartney is a live experience that no-one should miss. “The man is living history and the way he continues to bring new energy to his past is incredible,’ reported the UK’s largest Sunday paper, News Of The World. The Telegraph exclaimed, “Paul McCartney used his only UK concert of 2009 as a showcase for an epic display of back-to-back basics music-making. Armed only with his four-piece band and the greatest collection of hits in pop history, he travelled back and forth across the decades like the Dr Who of rock and roll. Whatever elixir the 67-year-old Macca is running on remains a mystery, but he seems to get a huge charge from performing to an audience, especially one that is bombarding him with waves of adoration.”

Paul’s live shows have reached a new legendary status in recent years garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike wherever he goes. He’s pushed boundaries, performed to millions and made global news with monumental shows including performances in Red Square, Russia, outside the Coliseum in Rome, performing live into a NASA space station, the largest outdoor show ever in the Ukraine, his first visit to Tel Aviv and last year his ‘Summer 09’ tour began in earnest with an already legendary inaugural run of shows at New York’s Citi Field Stadium, the site of the former Shea Stadium where The Beatles played the 1965 concert that set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show. Critics hailed the Citi Field performances, seen by over 100,000 people, as the concert experience of a lifetime.

This summer’s run of UK live shows are set to be the hottest tickets of the year. Don’t miss your chance to be there and witness some of that marvellous Macca magic.

The fan club pre-sale for the concerts listed below will go on sale on Wednesday 3rd March 9am over at

Saturday 12th June – RDS, Dublin
Tickets go on sale Monday 8th March at 9am

Credit Card Booking:
In Ireland: 0818 719300
In the UK: 0844 277 4455

International: +353 14 569 569

Sunday 13th June – Isle Of Wight Festival
Festival tickets on sale now.
For tickets to the 3 day Isle of Wight Festival, go HERE. 08444 99 99 55

Sunday 20th June – Hampden Park, Glasgow
Tickets go on sale Monday 8th March at 9am

24 Hour Credit Card Hotlines:
0844 847 2450
0871 297 0066
0844 481 1222

Saturday 26th June – Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Tickets go on sale Monday 8th March at 9am

24 Hour Credit Card Hotlines:
0844 847 2450
0871 297 0066

Sunday 27th June – Hard Rock Calling, London
Tickets go on sale at 9am 5 March
Box Office Number – 0844 847 2502 (24 Hours)

Tickets for Paul McCartney at Hard Rock Calling will go on presale at 9am on Thursday 4th March. Sign up for Live Nation presale HERE.
Tickets are restricted to 6 per person and billing address.

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