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Good Evening Hamburg

December 4, 2009

Good Evening Europe Begins

December 4, 2009

Wow, what a few days it has been! Paul sure knows how to make the most of his time! On Wednesday Paul kicked off his ‘Good Evening Europe’ tour in serious style at the Color Line Arena, Hamburg. Paul played an electrifying set in front of an emotionally charged sell-out crowd.
AFP reported; “The sold-out, nearly three-hour show, took in Fab Four favourites, hits from his later band Wings, solo efforts and a few new numbers and drew a warm, enthusiastic welcome from an audience spanning three generations. Showing off a renowned knack for thrilling a crowd and remarkable endurance — he took no breaks during the marathon set, not even for a sip of water.”

Those lucky enough to be at the show were also treated to some surprise world premiere exclusives, in the form of ‘And I Love Her’, ‘Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da’ and Paul’s brand new track ‘(I Want To) Come Home)’, which is taken from the new Robert De Niro film ‘Everybody’s Fine’.
News agency Bloomberg wrote, “McCartney whisked the audience from the quiet melancholy of ‘Yesterday’, played alone with an acoustic guitar, to the madness of ‘Helter Skelter’ — complete with vibrating bass, thrashing percussion and vertigo-inducing roller-coaster rides beamed onto a screen behind him.”

As if the excitement of Wednesday night was not enough, as the last note of ‘The End’ rang out, the crew were already dismantling everything and preparing to hit the road to Berlin. However, for Paul he had to make a rather important detour before meeting up with the rest of the crew in the German capital.

Thursday morning saw Paul address the European Parliament in Brussels on his ‘Meat Free Monday’ initiative. Paul delivered a heartfelt speech at a European Parliament conference and called for a global effort to change eating habits and help save the planet from global warming. Paul also read out a statement in support of his campaign from US climate change activist Al Gore that said, “Meatless Mondays is a responsible and welcome component to a strategy for reducing global pollution.” Paul’s speech was greeted with applause and in places he even managed to make some of the more serious members of the audience smile.

Following Paul’s address there was no time to stick around, or take up (the literally hundreds of) lunch offers! It was time to meet up with the crew and band and rock Berlin! Paul played his second sold out show in 48 hours at the O2 World Berlin last night. Another hit filled set went down an absolute storm and saw him appear on the front cover of Berlin’s biggest daily paper the Berliner Morgenpost with a glowing review.

On his 48 hour whirlwind trip Paul also found the time to take some German refresher lessons, which meant he was able to address the audiences in their native tongue. This went down a treat and the crowd showed their appreciation right back at Paul. He also dedicated songs in German to John, George and Linda.

German national newspaper Die Welt reported; “Sometimes the touring artists get it wrong and twist the names of the cities. The venues look alike, the people and the cities too, but Paul McCartney makes no mistakes”. Talking about the show itself they said, “We see a different Paul to his last tour. On one hand he is playing with more fun, and on the other he works with more dedication. This is so much more than an evening with a living legend music box. When Paul sings ‘Here Today’ alone with his guitar, it’s not only him who has to hold back the tears.”

The tour continues, next stop Arnhem Gelredome!

Merry Christmas Sir Paul McCartney

December 4, 2009

December 22, 2009
Good Evening London!
For those who live in London that are fans of Paulie–you all are lucky, eh!

November 3, 2009

Highway |Fireman

November 3, 2009

Good Evening Europe 2009

November 2, 2009

2nd December – Hamburg, Color Line Arena
3rd December – Berlin, O2 World
9th December – Arnhem, Gelredome
10th December – Paris, Bercy
16th December – Cologne, Koln Arena
20th December – Dublin, The O2
22nd December – London,The O2 Arena

London ticket details.
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10th December – Paris, Bercy
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Paul Plays For Children In Need

October 18, 2009

Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall – 12th November 2009

Every year, BBC Children in Need creates magic moments that raise huge amounts of money for disadvantaged children, and this year the UK’s finest musicians hope to help raise more than ever with a spectacular show at the Royal Albert Hall.

For Children in Need 2009, Gary Barlow and Take That are adding to the magic by inviting Paul and an all-star line-up of rock and pop’s finest, who in total have amassed over 50 UK number one hits, to take part in Children in Need Rocks the Royal Albert Hall. […]

Press Release of The New CD/DVD |CitiField

October 4, 2009



Multi-Disc CD/DVD Special Package Features Dazzling Performances of Beatles, Wings and Solo Classics From Citi Field, Formerly Shea Stadium, Historic Site of The Beatles’ Landmark 1965 Concert

U.S. Release – 17th November


“It was three great nights for the band and for me personally it was very exciting to be back opening a new stadium on the site of the old Shea Stadium where we had played 44 years previously.  Even more exciting because this time round you could hear us!”

Paul McCartney’s historic three-night musical christening of New York’s Citi Field, witnessed by 120,000-plus attendees and universally hailed as a concert experience for the ages, will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases Good Evening New York City.  This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney’s traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast). The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. In any configuration, the 30+ songs and nearly 3 hours of music comprising Good Evening New York City are a must-have for attendees wishing to relive the July 17, 18 & 21 shows, those who couldn’t get tickets and/or anyone interested in an audiovisual document of a living legend. Good Evening New York City marks McCartney’s 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007’s highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full.  The standard version of Good Evening New York City will be available at participating Starbucks company-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada and wherever music is sold.

As the inaugural musical event at Citi Field, the site of the former Shea Stadium, the July 2009 shows held special significance not only for McCartney but for generations of his fans. The shows were performed on the same hallowed ground that The Beatles, in 1965, played the 34-minute show that would set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show–and where in 2008 McCartney joined Billy Joel for the final rock show before the original stadium’s demolition. As documented on Good Evening New York City, “I’m Down” from the 1965 set list was revived for the Citi Field shows, albeit this time played through a PA that was not overpowered by screaming fans (though there were still several thousand who tried). Other highlights of  Good Evening New York City include faithful takes on Beatles classics “Drive My Car,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “Blackbird,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Back In The USSR,” “Paperback Writer,” “Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Helter Skelter” and more, plus “Something” rendered on ukulele gifted to Paul by George Harrison, and a tribute to John Lennon in the form of a medley of “A Day In The Life” and “Give Peace A Chance.” Wings era chestnuts include “Band On The Run,” “My Love,” “Let Me Roll It” and the pyrotechnic tour de force of “Live And Let Die,” while timeless McCartney solo material ranges from “Here Today” to the upbeat “Flaming Pie” and “Dance Tonight” to a pair of numbers from Electric Arguments, the 2008 album released under the alias of The Fireman.

The concert footage featured on Good Evening New York City standard edition features concert footage directed by Paul Becher, who has overseen live visuals for McCartney for some 200 performances and counting. The 33-song 2 hour 40 minute performances were shot in High Definition using 15 cameras and digital footage incorporated from 75 Flipcams handed out to fans over the course of the three night stand. The audio mix, in both stereo and 5.1, was handled by longtime McCartney engineer Paul Hicks, whose credits include the recent Beatles remasters, The Beatles Anthology, Let It Be… Naked and two Grammy awards for his mixing work on the Beatles’ Love album.

The deluxe edition bonus DVD will feature footage of McCartney’s July 15 performance on the outdoor marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater, previously available only as a webcast on the Late Show with David Letterman website. The marquee set, which marked McCartney’s return to the site of The Beatles U.S. television debut, generated front page headlines and literally stopped traffic as word of mouth generated a crowd that packed Broadway from Columbus Circle to Times Square.

Paul McCartney’s July 17-21 Citi Field stand has already been unanimously hailed by critics and audiences alike as the concert experience of a lifetime. On November 17, Good Evening New York City will document it for the ages.

About Hear Music

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Good Evening NYC CD/DVD

October 4, 2009

It took awhile to be here–some glitchy thingy stupy pewee

October 4, 2009