Paul McCartney Plays Washington, D.C.-Aug. 1, 2009 Jun 23, 2009 22:49:19 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Jun 23, 2009 22:49:19 GMT -5
McCARTNEY RETURNS TO WASHINGTON D.C., THE HOME OF THE BEATLES'
FIRST PERFORMANCE ON AMERICAN SOIL, FOR STADIUM CONCERT
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, June 26 at 10:00 A.M EST
LANDOVER, MD June 22, 2009 - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul McCartney will perform at FedEx Field - the home of the Washington Redskins on Saturday, August 1.
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 26 at 10:00 A.M. ET and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-551-SEAT, and online at www.LiveNation.com. Tickets will be available at the FedEx Field Box Office on June 26 only. This concert is rain or shine.
This concert event at FedEx Field marks the latest in a series of landmark performances that link the beloved Beatle with Washington D.C., beginning with The Beatles first concert on American soil in 1964 at the Washington Coliseum, and continuing with McCartney's critically acclaimed appearances in the District over the past forty-five years.
FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins.
This will be a great concert by one of the worlds most-loved performers, said Daniel M. Snyder, Owner of the Washington Redskins and FedEx Field. I've been a fan of Paul's all my life, so it's going to be a memorable night for us all.
The FedEx Field concert on August 1 will feature classics from McCartney's extensive catalog, including Beatles, Wings and solo career hits as well as selections from his most recent album Electric Arguments, released under his alias The Fireman.
Additionally, the FedEx Field show will be among McCartney's first U.S. appearances since his recent headlining stand at the first night of this years Coachella festival and the same weekends record-breaking one-off opening of the new Joint in Las Vegas. Reactions to the two sold out 2.5 hour performances were unanimously ecstatic from fans and critics alike:
McCartney remains a sharp and agile performer, his voice as supple, warm and elastic as ever Macca signatures Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road still have the power to raise goose flesh. USA TODAY
The verdict from his Coachella debut on Friday? Never underestimate the power of a Beatle. The night belonged to Paul.
LOS ANGELES TIMES
For almost two and a half hours, he had the attention of what seemed to be the entire multigenerational festival.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Everything you could ask for in a McCartney set. Stunning. Beautiful. LA WEEKLY
The concert of a lifetime. LAS VEGAS CITYLIFE
The FedEx Field concert will also come on the heels of Paul McCartney's three sold-out shows at the new Citi Field in New York, with the public snapping up tickets minutes after they went on sale.
McCartney gave his first ever American performance at the Washington Coliseum on February 11, 1964, a concert so historic that it was released to the public on DVD in 2003. Joined by the Caravelles, Tommy Rose, and the Chiffons, the Fab Four played to a capacity crowd of over 8,000 people, heralding the arrival of Beatlemania in the United States.
The Beatles taking a stroll in Washington, D.C. in February 1964.
The show on August 1 at FedEx Field marks McCartney's first performance in Washington D.C. since October 8, 2005.
Dave McKenna raved about the show in his review for the Washington Post, stating folks came to hear McCartney sing,
in a voice still strong enough to leave listeners awestruck.
Paul McCartney sings "Till There Was You" at the
Washington, D.C. Coliseum in 1964. (2:34 minutes)