Paul McCartney is getting back "Out There"
Following an incredible 2013 which saw Paul McCartney’s universally acclaimed Out There tour launch in Brazil and visit 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan, McCartney has confirmed another five shows on the tour.
Currently tearing through Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Costa Rica, with a return to Japan and debut in Korea set for next month, the upcoming Out There 2014 world tour will feature five more U.S. dates. The closet performance to Boise will be at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium on August 5th - McCartney's first ever appearance in Missoula, Montana.
“I first heard of Paul McCartney when I was in the fifth grade watching the Ed Sullivan show. What an honor to have this legend perform in Washington-Grizzly Stadium,” says University of Montana President Royce Engstrom. “It will be the entertainment event of a lifetime! I am proud of our team that worked to make this happen at UM.”
The Out There tour will feature music from one of the most beloved catalogs in popular music, as McCartney performs songs spanning his entire career; as a solo artist, member of Wings and, of course, as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, released last year.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into space! Featuring McCartney’s band of the last 10+ years–Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums)–the show never disappoints.
The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.
2014 got off to an incredible start for Paul as he set a personal career best by winning an incredible five GRAMMY Awards in one night. In the UK he was honored by music bible NME with a special one-off award, the ‘Songwriter’s Songwriter Award’ chosen for this unique accolade by his fellow peers.
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Tickets for the Missoula show go on sale Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m. and are available at all GrizTix locations, by phone at 1-888-MONTANA, and online at www.griztix.com.
Plus, FIVE lucky winners will score a pair of tickets to the Missoula show from Variety Rock 105.1 - keep listening for details on how to win!
OUT THERE U.S. TOUR 2014
June 14 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 16 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
June 19 - New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center (SOLD OUT)
June 21 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 22 - Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (SOLD OUT)
June 25 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 26 - Louisville, KY – Yum! Center (SOLD OUT)
July 5 - Albany, NY – Times Union Center (SOLD OUT)
July 7 - Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
July 9 - Chicago, IL - United Center
July 12 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
July 14 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
August 2 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Field
August 5 - Missoula, MT - Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - EnergySolutions Arena
August 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
August 12 - Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
August 14 - San Francisco, CA - Candlestick Park
THE CRITICS WEIGH IN ON PAUL McCARTNEY’s OUT THEREU.S. TOUR 2013:
AUSTIN AMERICAN STATESMAN
“Two songs into the first of two shows at the Erwin Center, Paul McCartney announced, ‘we are going to have a party here tonight.’ For three hours on Wednesday night, McCartney fueled that party with a mix of hits from his days with the Beatles and his later career with Wings, showing off his skill as a writer of both simple, poignant ballads and more complex rock pieces… left the crowd alternating between singalong and awe… a big, joyous trip.”
“The still ‘cute’ Beatle played 38 songs in two hours and 45 minutes Thursday night at the Erwin Center. McCartney, not rock & roll, may be the universal language… You may only ever see Paul McCartney live once, but it’ll define a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“Thanks to his unparalleled repertoire, his miraculously still-marvelous voice, and the skills of his crackerjack, four-man backing band, even the most intimate moments – a delicate, solo acoustic ‘Blackbird’ or the chills-inducing ‘Eleanor Rigby’ – were as captivating as brawny, spectacle-assisted rockers like ‘Back in the U.S.S.R.’”
“McCartney packed his latest Fenway show – he sold the park out twice in 2009 – with Beatles classics, Wings hits, and a few odd nuggets… The legend did so many things well it’s hard to find an entry point… There was hugging, there were tears, there was a 35,000-strong singalong. Everyone knew the epics were coming, everyone knew they would be cathartic. But this guy born in 1942 – this working-classLiverpool lad who’s been playing some of these songs for 50 years (!) – made us feel the love.”
“For three sweaty hours and two encores, fans got to bask in the presence of a legend who seemed genuinely glad to be there, and who still commands the star power to drive a crowd of nearly 44,000 giddy with the smallest gesture.”
“… though the show was dominated by classics from several different periods of the 50-odd years this remarkable artist/icon has been performing, there was no oldies-show aura to any of it… McCartney’s refusal to age or to go gentle into dilapitude or obsolescence is uncanny. His lithe and youthful appearance was matched on Sunday night by his seemingly undiminished stage energy.”
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
“It’s amazing that, with a catalogue more exposed and beloved than any of the last 50 years, McCartney could find something fresh to give fans. It’s equally unlikely, and pleasing, that… he could deliver these songs with such verve and verisimilitude.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Paul McCartney played a tight and polished headlining show Friday at the Bonnaroo festival… He sounded strong and energized… It was a bit like a performance from a head of state, and the enormous crowd held its respect through nearly all of it: walking against the flow of faces, you saw a remarkable kind of quiet concentration… In a scene where music from different stages is always competing in the air, sometimes aggressively, your ear gravitates toward these kinds of musicians, who seem to be giving you something rather than selling it.”
“Paul McCartney is always up for a challenge. His two-hour-and-40-minute set was also a model of efficiency, barely breaking between songs for more than a few words of banter or a quick story… what made his show memorable were the songs – and the chance to see McCartney himself. It doesn’t get much more rock and roll than that.”
“At its heart, every McCartney performance is a reminder of the unmatched inspiration and influence of timeless Beatles music, the soundtrack of a band that legitimately changed the world…the show was a testament to McCartney’s own longevity… a legend, one of the rare pop musicians to really deserve that over-used title.”
(BONNAROO) “Seeing the 70-year-old Beatle, whose voice has hardly aged a day since Please Please Me, play universally loved, time-transcending staples like ‘Let It Be,’ ‘Eight Days a Week’ and ‘Yesterday’ – selections from inarguably the most influential song book in pop music history – in 2013 (and all in their original keys!) is like being able to go see Abraham Lincoln deliver the GettysburgAddress in person. It’s a privilege for anyone born in the last half century to hear this music performed live, in the moment, and with such grace, by the man who composed them. That wasn’t lost on the 80,000-or-so elated festivalgoers that congregated for Macca’s extraordinary performance… the single greatest Bonnaroo headlining performance in the festival’s 12-year history, as it was moment after awesome moment of fever-pitched collective transcendence. ‘Paperback Writer,’ ‘Maybe I’m Amazed,’ ‘Band on the Run,’ ‘Blackbird,’ ‘Something; (played in tribute to George Harrison), ‘Eleanor Rigby,’ ‘We Can Work It Out,’ ‘Hey Jude’ – to have not gotten swept up in and invigorated by the life-affirming celebration would be an outright rejection of joy… Now the question is, how will Bonnaroo ever top this?”
(BARCLAYS CENTER, BROOKLYN)
“It’s nearly impossible to feel anything but excitement watching McCartney play many of the greatest rock songs ever written, and he’s careful to bring more than a few surprises each time he comes around… McCartney clearly lives for this. Crazy as it sounds, he very well might pull a Chuck Berry and still be at this late into his eighties. Why the hell not?”
THE SEATTLE TIMES
“… a moment in history… Sir Paul McCartney played to a sold-out crowd of 47,000 people at Safeco Field on Friday… There won’t be a more historic concert in Seattle this year than Paul McCartney’s show on Friday night. That was a given even before McCartney came on stage, as it was Safeco’s first-ever concert. But McCartney made it a night for the ages by playing an inspired set of mostly Beatles songs, and ending with a Nirvana reunion, of sorts… It was magnificent.”
THE WASHINGTON POST
“McCartney sends all his loving to D.C. audience, and they send it back… There he was, 71 years old and forever young, presiding over another evening of civic ecstasy on another American ball field. And the guy made it all look so easy-breezy, with sly grins, and knowing nods, and four backing musicians who summoned big sounds with calm assurance.