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Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Paul McCartney: Surprise Concerts in England

Yesterday it was announced that Paul McCartney will give two concerts in England just before Christmas: December 18th at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo London and December 20th O2 Academy Liverpool. Ticket information.
Following a year of massive international-headline-grabbing sell out stadium shows, Paul McCartney today announces he will bring 2010 to a close with two very special intimate and personal homecoming shows.
Paul and his band are planning two spectacular nights of celebrating and rock n roll, the first of which will see Paul return to Londons HMV Hammersmith Apollo for his first full solo show there in 35 years, his last appearance being with Wings in September 1975; Paul first appeared there with The Beatles on December 24th, 1964 for The Beatles Christmas Show.
The second concert will be in Liverpool at the O2 Academy.


Tony said...

Will someone please explain to me how it is that, with tickets on sale at 10am, they are sold out by 10:30 and immediately hundreds are being sold on sites like Ticketmaster for obscene amounts? I tried really hard to get some form the HMV ticket office but could not get through. I could buy 4 tickets today for £1000 - or I could get my house decorated. Not fair

wogew said...

Well Tony, the world has never been a fair place. Money doesn't talk, it swears. I also heard that the expensive packages that included early entrance, soundcheck and merchandise went a little slower than the rest. Money will always get you in.

Tony said...

You're right, of course. But the fact is - it used to be entirely possible to go and see these top acts for a reasonable amount of money, and now it's not. And quite honestly, I think that people who pay these exhorbitant prices are partly to blame. If someone is stupid enough to pay over £1000 for a concert, then I suppose you can't entirely blame the touts for cleaning up.