Band On The Run, continues to run…
As 2011 comes to a close Paul McCartney – who drank yet again from the fountain of youth – is still leading the way with his new Tour… On The Run.
Walrus Paul, who already has earned a reputation for his extraordinary Christmas homecoming concerts, is 4 shows into the current tour and hitting yet another gear.
Tonight he’s at the Laxness Arena, Koln, Germany. It concludes with a concert in Paul’s hometown of Liverpool exactly a year to the day since he played a tiny intimate show at Liverpool’s O2 Academy late last year.
Newlywed Paul, 69-years-young, says:
“Playing live is one of the most exciting parts of my job. I’m really looking forward to the next run of shows and to playing places that I have never played before with my band before finally getting back to my hometown of Liverpool in time for Christmas. My audiences seem to get better each year and the band and I love the buzz and feedback that they give us. I can’t wait to see you all for some wild nights of rock n’ roll and partying.”
As anyone who has seen it will confirm, the Paul McCartney live experience goes so much further than your average concert. Whether performing to just 200 or 500,000 people, Paul has the uncanny ability to connect with nearly everyone in the audience.
On stage, McCartney barely has time to catch his breath as he jumps from instrument to instrument, bounds tirelessly around the stage, and sings nearly 40 songs – the ultimate “value for your dollar” show.
50 years into his career, he continues to push musical boundaries, perform to millions, and make global news with his countless monumental shows. The fact that Sir Paul is still going strong is amazing; is it any wonder why girls used to scream, cry and faint back in the 1960’s?
Here’s Paul this week, playing Helter Skelter:
And there’s more fantastic news for Sir Paul McCartney today. His album Band on the Run (2010 Deluxe Edition release) has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of “Best Historical Album.” (And we thought they eliminated that category after Bill Cosby’s Why Is There Air.)
Band on the Run previously won a Grammy at the 1974 awards in the category “Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus.”
If you happen to be in Europe, there are still a few shows to go…
5th December - O2 Arena, London, England
10th December - The Globen, Stockholm, Sweden
12th December - The Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland
14th December - The Olympinski Arena, Moscow, Russia
19th December - The MEN Arena, Manchester, England
20th December - The Echo Arena, Liverpool,England