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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Ten-year-old drummer shares stage with Beatle he'd never heard of

Not many 10-year-olds can say they have shared a stage with Paul McCartney, but drummer Jaxson Gray performed the Mull of Kintyre with his band, the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band, during McCartney's two Sydney concerts in December. He also spoke with McCartney on stage in front of thousands of people.

Source: Daily Telegraph, Australia
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Paul McCartney's One on One tour grosses $132 million in 2017

Paul McCartney's One on One tour reportedly grossed as much as $132 million, according to Billboard. McCartney played 37 concerts from April through December, selling 907,610 tickets, at some of the world's most iconic venues during his tour, such his three appearances at the Tokyo Dome in Japan.

Source: Contact Music
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Beatles fan won't Let It Be over donated Macca tickets

When Chris McDonald donated seven tickets for the sold-out Paul McCartney concert to the Salvation Army, he thought he'd be making the day for a group of homeless strangers. He was dismayed, however, when he discovered two of the tickets were used by the daughter of Salvation Army stalwart Major Brendan Nottle.

Source: Brisbane Times, Australia
Monday, December 18, 2017
Teenage piper performs on stage with Paul McCartney

Teenager Lachlan Wiggins had the experience of a lifetime when he performed on stage with Sir Paul McCartney. Last Monday and Tuesday night, Lachlan walked on stage as part of the Governor Macquarie Memorial Pipe Band to back up McCartney on his hit single, Mull of Kintyre. He said, "It was the best gig I've ever done in my life."

Source: Blue Mountain Gazette, Australia
Friday, December 15, 2017
Paul McCartney calls Kiwi radio hosts naughty little boys

Paul McCartney is in New Zealand to play a one-off live show and local Radio Hauraki hosts got the chance to interview him. The cheeky lads asked him about writing music on acid, bucket bongs and if he thinks the Queen is sexy. Paul answered, "Haha you are very naughty little boys aren't you!"

Source: Spy, New Zealand
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
McCartney signs 16-year-old student's bass drum onstage

Paul McCartney has made a Scotch College student's year, signing his bass drum at his Melbourne concert last night. The Scotch College Pipe Band joined McCartney onstage for Mull Of Kintyre. Will Mountney said, "It was very exciting but I was just really nervous. It's going to go straight up on the wall and we'll keep it there forever."

Source: 3AW AM, Melbourne
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Extreme security requested for Queensland Paul McCartney concert

Suncorp Stadium was asked to screen every concert goer with handheld metal detectors ahead of Paul McCartney's show in Queensland, Australia, this weekend. It would have been the first time security screening at the venue had been boosted to such a high level, but the request was revoked yesterday by the event's promoters.

Source: The Queensland Times, Australia
Monday, December 4, 2017
Paul McCartney helps couple get engaged at Perth concert

Martyn Davison may have gotten more than he bargained for when he attended the Paul McCartney concert in Perth, Australia, on Saturday night, holding a sign that read "Can I propose to my love on stage?" McCartney invited the lucky couple on stage during his encore so they could have their special moment.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
Paul McCartney surpasses expectations as Australia tour kicks off

The anticipation throughout endless lines around Perth's nib Stadium was fuelled by the crystal clear sounds of a music legend soundchecking right up until doors opened. Once inside and amped to the max by a DJ smashing Beatles songs, Paul McCartney arrived to a standing ovation. "G'day, Perth," he said with a grin.

Source: The Music, Australia
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Paul McCartney wows Aussie fans with live Q&A and impromptu concert

Speaking to fans in Perth, the location for the start of his first Australian tour in decades, Paul McCartney said he did not even think he'd still be in demand in the 1970s, let alone when he was in his seventies. "It is amazing, it's something we never expected. We thought we might last 10 years if we were lucky," he said.

Source: ABC News, Australia
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Paul McCartney answers fan's question about going down under

On his official website, Charles in the UK asked Paul McCartney, "Do you have any favourite memories from visiting Australia and New Zealand on previous tours?" Paul answered, "The welcome we got in Australia was crazy! People were lining the streets and it was really special. We...were very pleased to get such a great reception."

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Monday, November 6, 2017
One on One with McCartney: Fan tour reports

Beatlefan has posted a selection of reports filed by Beatlefan contributors from the recent U.S. leg of Paul McCartney's One on One tour. Reporters describe Paul's concerts at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Madison Square Garden, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island.

Source: Beatlefan Blog
Friday, October 20, 2017
Paul McCartney and his band support Breast Cancer Awareness Month Warning: Page opens with sound

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, an annual global campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Paul and his band have been wearing pink wristbands on stage at the sold-out performances of his One-On-One tour, helping to convey an important public health message to his audiences.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Billy Joel joins Paul McCartney onstage on Long Island

For the second-to-last show of Paul McCartney's eight-night "residency" in the New York metropolitan area last night, the star was joined onstage by native son Billy Joel for two Beatles favorites. Joel came onstage midway through McCartney's eight-song encore to join the band for Get Back and Birthday.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, September 25, 2017
Photos: Paul McCartney fans tailgating in Syracuse

Some fans arrived for Paul McCartney's concert at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse at 2pm, six hours before the show, far earlier than the 90 minutes suggested by Syracuse Police. They were seeking shade and super excited to be here for McCartney's show. Fans were joined by 17 tractor trailers that carry all the supplies for the show.

Source: Syracuse.com
Friday, September 22, 2017
Paul McCartney fans travel hundreds of miles to attend Syracuse concert

James Migliore's first ever concert was The Beatles on Aug. 17, 1965. He's driving about three hours to Syracuse from Buffalo to see Paul McCartney. Other fans are driving or flying hundreds of miles to see McCartney on Saturday. Luis Lopez of California will make one of the longest trips of any fan to see McCartney.

Source: Syracuse.com
Paul McCartney wears his own concert t-shirt out on the town in NYC

After wrapping up another show at Barclays Center, McCartney relocated to the East Village of Manhattan to make a surprise appearance at actor Alan Cumming's club and sing some karaoke songs with Emma Stone, Cumming and others while partying the night away in a shirt that said "I Saw Paul McCartney In Brooklyn."

Source: Relix
NY Attorney General looking into exorbitant Paul McCartney tix prices

The NY Attorney General office is still conducting an investigation prompted by complaints of "exorbitant" ticket prices for this Saturday's Paul McCartney show at the Carrier Dome. The investigation began more than four months ago, but the AG's office would not release any details about whether anything has been uncovered so far.

Source: New York Upstate
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Lucky man to sing with Paul McCartney after winning charity contest

British Columbia fan Gregg Anderson was stunned on Sunday to discover that he'd been selected to attend McCartney's show at the Barclays Center in New York tonight, as well as meet Macca for an informal chat and, incredibly, join him onstage for a performance of Get Back, thanks to online fundraising platform Omaze.

Source: Vancouver Sun
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Video: Paul McCartney sings Happy Birthday to Jimmy Fallon

Paul McCartney took some time out of his One-on-One tour concert performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, on Tuesday night to call out Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and wish him a happy birthday, and then, of course, sing the Beatles song "Birthday" to Fallon, who was in the audience losing his freakin' mind the whole time.

Source: Billboard
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Beatles fan has waited for Paul McCartney to play in Syracuse since 1993

Chip Dutch of Syracuse met Paul McCartney in 1993 at a rehearsal and taping of "Saturday Night Live." Later that year, McCartney scheduled a tour date at the Carrier Dome, but then canceled the show to get ready for a Fox TV-televised concert. Dutch has tickets to see McCartney on Saturday at the Carrier Dome, 24 years later.

Source: Syracuse.com
Monday, September 18, 2017
Video: Bruce Springsteen joins Paul McCartney on stage in New York City

Paul McCartney got a little help from his friend to close out his first full concert at Madison Square Garden in a dozen years. The legendary musician brought his pal Bruce Springsteen onstage Friday to perform the early Beatles hit "I Saw Her Standing There," not once, but twice, during his encore. Steven Van Zandt also joined in.

Source: NY Daily News
Friday, September 15, 2017
Fan gets thrill on stage with Paul McCartney in New Jersey

Sarah Lindenbaum was in the eighth row this week for Paul McCartney's concert in Newark, holding a bright yellow sign reading, "Ballroom Dance For A Vegetarian Librarian?" in hopes it would catch McCartney's eye. The sign got his attention. He asked her to come on stage for some playful banter, an awkward solo ballroom dance, and then a hug.

Source: WGLT FM, Illinois State University
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Paul McCartney unleashes Maccamania live in New Jersey

At 75, Paul McCartney refuses to coast, his enthusiasm and vigor and humor are slightly terrifying to behold. Last night in Newark, New Jersey, he held nothing back. He played nearly three hours, from the opening guitar crash of "A Hard Day's Night" to the piano ripples of "The End." The audience wasn't holding back either.

Source: Rolling Stone
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Photos: Paul McCartney dedicates N.J. concert to 9/11 victims

Monday night at Prudential Center felt particularly momentous; it was Sept. 11, a day that affected and still connects all Americans in remembrance. "We are going to dedicate this show to the people involved in what happened 16 years ago," Paul McCartney said at the outset, to a swell of cheers from the sold-out crowd.

Source: NJ.com

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