Music Gear News
Stadium rocker Paul McCartney
Sir Paul McCartney is to embark on his first ever solo UK stadium tour.
The Beatles legend has announced details of five shows to take place this summer - around the time of his 68th birthday in June - including headline appearances at the Isle of Wight and Hard Rock Calling festivals.
A source revealed: "It is really amazing really for a man of his age to embark on such a gruelling, massive tour.
"Put simply, these will be his biggest ever shows in Britain. So, really, it just shows what great shape he is in."
The singer hasn't fully toured Britain since 2003, when he performed in a string of arenas. Since then, he has only performed sporadic shows, such as last December's date at London's O2 Arena.
The new dates on his 'Up and Coming' tour see him play in Dublin, Glasgow and Cardiff, while it is also heavily rumoured that he will announce a date at London's Wembley Stadium in the coming weeks.
Paul said: "It's always brilliant to play for the home crowd and these dates are the ones that me and the band are really excited about."
The musician is also thrilled to have been given the final headline slot at the Isle of Wight festival as he has never played the famous event before.
He said: "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 - who has also booked Jay-Z and The Strokes to headline the event, which was revived in 2002 - is equally delighted to have Paul join the bill.
He said: "Forty years after Jimi Hendrix performed 'Hey Joe' at Seaclose Park we've finally gotten to 'Hey Jude'. I can't wait."
'Up and Coming' tour - UK and Ireland dates:
June 12 - RDS, Dublin
June 13 - Isle of Wight Festival
June 20 - Hampden Park, Glasgow
June 26 - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
June 27 - Hyde Park Calling, LondonPosted on 2 Mar 2010 10:00 to category : Music News
Related Music News
JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.
Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures
On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day
With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.
Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.
Aiming to provide equal educational opportunities for children across the U.K, NYMAZ outline the importance of technology in today's learning environment.
Recent Music News
Building upon the success of the acclaimed Hall of Fame Reverb Pedal, the second instalment from TC Electronic sees a much more refined and modern rendition.
Novation's Circuit Groovebox is now more expressive than ever, with new firmware granting players exciting new updates to enhance their playing experience
Complete with integrated Wi-fi capabilities the Ui24R Recording and Mixing System can operate almost anywhere with unprecedented control and access.
Following CITES agreement last year, Fender has announced that their Elite guitar and bass range will be subject to strict regulation and substitution of woods.
A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.
With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.