Paul McCartney returns to Canada on all-new 2013 Out There tour
SUNDAY, JULY 7
Canadian Tire Centre- OTTAWA
Doors: 7 p.m. Showtime: 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, April 26, at 10 a.m.
Order online at www.capitaltickets.ca or www.livenation.com
Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.
Ticket prices are $49.50, $89.50, $159.50 and $275; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).
Paul McCartney has confirmed that his all-new 2013 Out There tour will include a visit to Canadian Tire Centre on July 7 – a historic date as it’s his first ever show in Ottawa. McCartney will return to Winnipeg for the first time since his New World tour in 1993 at Investors Group Field and he will make his debut in Regina at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field on Aug. 14. Tickets for his Ottawa date will go on sale, Friday, April 26, 10 a.m.
McCartney’s Out There tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and hours of material from the most beloved catalogue in popular music, with McCartney performing songs spanning his entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history – not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives – are magically brought to life as only McCartney can do. Last year marked 40 years since McCartney’s premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space.
Having played with his peerless band of Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, McCartney never disappoints – as reviews of his last trek through Canada in November 2012 will attest.
“It took close to half a century for Paul McCartney to step on a Vancouver stage for the second time in his musical career, and in the span of nearly three hours at BC Place, Sir Paul closed the gap, looped the loop and gave his fans a timeless experience… McCartney never even paused to take a break, commanding the stage with more power, presence and stamina than pop stars half his age… Flat-out amazing.” – Vancouver Sun
“The last time Paul McCartney graced a stage in Vancouver was Aug. 22, 1964. The show was cut short due to fear of a riot… There were times last night at BC Place when the 70 year-old could make you believe the clock was running backwards… The catalogue of tunes is positively staggering… McCartney really loves performing them too. Paul McCartney still does his legacy justice. Few of his living peers can make any similar claim. This was a bucket list gig and turned out to be one for the memory books as well. Thanks for that.” – Vancouver Province
“It was a long and winding road back to the yesterdays that seemed so far away – or mangle your own favourite line from your own favourite Beatles song to describe Paul McCartney’s show. He must’ve played them all at Rexall Place on Wednesday night… an epic concert that stretched almost three hours through almost 40 songs… Sir Paul should get an honorary Order of Canada just for that… Just when you think there was a climax would come an even higher highlight, then another, one encore, then another. What a marathon. You may think that McCartney would draw mainly Baby Boomers, and yes, there were certainly a lot of them at the show, screaming their faces off and gasping with the pleasure of recognition of one hit after another. But Paul’s appeal cuts a huge swath through the population. There were Gen-X fans brandishing home-made signs. There was even a gaggle of screaming young girls in the front, stricken with Beatlemania 50 years later. It’s a chronic, multi-generational epidemic, this Beatlemania – thanks to Paul McCartney still going as strong as ever.” – Edmonton Sun
McCartney is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking On The Run tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Games opening ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief – to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the Out There tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of McCartney slowing down.
The Out There tour will see McCartney and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to McCartney and new spots for the very first time. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned towww.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates.
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