Sir Paul McCartney has lent his support to reducing the carbon footprint of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival, where he is the headline act. The ninth festival to take place on the island since its return from its 1970 heyday gets under way on Thursday. The annual event was restarted at Seaclose Park in Newport in 2002 and is one of the UK’s largest festivals. McCartney was recently honored at the White House where he was given the Gershwin Prize by Barack Obama. Paul McCartney brought down the White House at an East Room concert last week by belting out “Michelle,” aiming its romantic lyrics straight at first lady Michelle Obama. After serenading the first lady with the words, “I love you, I love you, I love you,” McCartney joked that he just might be the “first guy ever to be punched out by a president.” President Barack Obama didn’t seem to mind though. He was swaying along to the beat while his wife mouthed the words. The 90-minute concert was built around Obama’s presentation to McCartney of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The North American leg of Paul McCartney’s up and Coming tour kicks-off in a month and Toronto and Montreal have made the cut. McCartney will also be stopping by the Bell Centre in Montreal on August 12th.These are the only Canadian dates on a tour that will also include Pittsburgh and Kansas City, but it is an improvement considering he only stopped by Halifax last year and Quebec City the year before. There is no word yet on whether Canadian taxpayers will have to incur similar costs for the 67-year-old’s Toronto and Montreal gigs. Paul McCartney has added five new concerts to his Up and Coming tour. The rock legend is expanding the trek with a string of concerts in the U.S. and Canada. The shows in the U.S. will begin July 15 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Sir Paul McCartney, former Beatles co-leader and Wings frontman, will perform his first concert in Utah when he brings a band and his “Up and Coming” tour to Rio Tinto Stadium. After performing at the Foro Sol arena in Mexico City on Thursday, Paul McCartney got a big scare! Macca’s tour bus came under attack while driving through an impoverished neighborhood. The driver was forced to break as a crowd scaled the bus and jumped up and down on its roof. “At first his security team thought it was just swarms of fans but when people started scaling the bus, the situation changed in a flash. Paul and the team were left shaken up,” claims a source.
Paul McCartney, arguably the most successful performer and composer in popular music, will open CONSOL Energy Center on Wednesday August 18, 2010 with a Grand Opening Concert, bringing his Up and Coming 2010 Tour to Pittsburgh. Keeping with his headline-making special concerts, the tour will feature the iconic star and his band returning to Pittsburgh for the first time in more than 20 years. McCartney performed back-to-back, sold-out concerts in the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in February, 1990. Sir Paul made his Pittsburgh debut with The Beatles on September 14, 1964 at the Civic Arena. Enjoy Paul McCartney performances live by getting cheap Paul McCartney tickets online.