Paul McCartney confirms 14 new US dates for 2017

Paul McCartney has added a massive new run of U.S. dates to his One On One tour. Tickets on sale to the general public beginning April 29.

The newly announced dates kick off July 5th at Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena—Paul’s first Miami appearance since his Up & Coming Tour hit Sun Life Stadium in 2010—then head northwest to Tampa, where Paul will play July 10th at the Amalie Arena, returning to the city for the first time since his 2005 US Tour. From there, One On One takes Paul to three cities and venues he’s never played before: July 13th at the Infinity Energy Arena in Duluth MN, July 15th at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City LA, and July 19th at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita KS. On July 21st Paul plays the  Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines IA followed by a July 23rd stop at CenturyLink Center in Omaha NE, returning to both cities for the first time since 2005’s US Tour. The tour’s July run concludes on the 25th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park in Tinley Park IL—Paul’s first appearance in the region since his now-legendary 2015 Lollapalooza headline.

One On One’s 2017 U.S. run will resume with Paul’s first ever show at the Prudential Center in Newark NJ on September 11th.Paul will then take up residence in New York City, playing his first full show at Madison Square Garden since 2005 on September 15th, then getting back to the scene of his unforgettable 2013 Brooklyn shows to play the Barclays Center on September 19th. Paul will then head upstate to make his debut appearance in   Syracuse NY, playing the Carrier Dome on September 23rd, followed on September 26th by Paul’s first show at Long Island’s NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum since 2002’s Driving USA Tour. One On One’s fall dates will draw to a close October 1st at Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena, Paul’s first show at the brand new venue and first visit to the Motor City since 2015.

Paul McCartney’s One On One tour opened April 13, 2016 with Paul’s debut concert in Fresno CA. The show, which opened with Paul’s first performance of “A Hard Day’s Night” since The Beatles last played it 1965, drew instant and unanimous raves from near ("McCartney’s abundance of natural charm and charisma made this sold-out arena show feel and more like a really big piano bar”—The Fresno Bee) and far ("nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive... the emphasis never drifted from the music, ranging from generational anthems to post-Beatles deep cuts”—Rolling Stone). One On One has since logged 36 shows and counting, spanning the globe from North and South America to the UK and Europe and a current run of Japanese dates. Venues have ranged from packed stadiums and arenas to one of the most intimate gigs of Paul’s solo career to date at the 300-capacity Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in tiny Pioneertown, CA. One On One’s 2016 run wrapped up with two headlining sets at the historic Desert Trip festival in Indio, CA, which featured surprise guest appearances from Neil Young and Rihanna—a fitting coda to a tour that featured Paul joined on encores by the likes of Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic in Seattle, Jimmy Fallon in Vancouver, and both Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski at a record-breaking show at Boston’s Fenway Park.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’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 is never anything short of life-changing.

As with every Paul McCartney tour, One On One features dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises. State of the art audio and video technology ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house: Massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed make every Paul McCartney show a once in a lifetime event that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

The first public on sale of this run will be April 29th for the July 25th Tinley Park, IL date.

Tickets for the July 1st-23rd and October 1st dates will be on sale to the public May 1st.

Public on sale for the September dates will start May 5th.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, April 26th at 10am local time through Sunday, April 30th at 10pm local time for Bossier City, LA, Wichita, KS, Des Moines, IA, Omaha, NE, Syracuse, NY, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL, Tampa, FL, and Duluth, GA and beginning Monday, May 1st at 10am local time through Thursday, May 4th at 10pm local time for New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, Uniondale, NY, and Newark, NJ.

PAUL McCARTNEY
ONE ON ONE
North American Tour 2017

July 5 — Miami FL - AmericanAirlines Arena
July 10 — Tampa FL — Amalie Arena
July 13 —  Duluth GA — Infinite Energy Arena
July 15 - Bossier City LA — CenturyLink Center
July 19 — Wichita KS - INTRUST Bank Arena
July 21 — Des Moines IA - Wells Fargo Arena
July 23 — Omaha NE - CenturyLink Center
July 25 — Tinley Park IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park
September 11 — Newark NJ — Prudential Center
September 15 — New York NY - Madison Square Garden
September 19 - Brooklyn NY - Barclays Center
September 23 — Syracuse NY — Carrier Dome
September 26 — Uniondale NY - NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
October 1 — Detroit MI -- Little Caesars Arena

Full tour dates here.

Elton looking forward to resuming his tour this June

During a recent, successful tour of South America, Elton contracted a harmful and unusual bacterial infection. He is now comfortably resting at home and is expected to make a full and complete recovery. 
 
Elton will be returning to his schedule of live performances starting in London at The Twickenham Stoop on Saturday June 3rd before performing in Derby, Birmingham, Leeds, Blackburn, Peterborough, Ipswich, Widnes and Airdrie in June as part of Wonderful Crazy Night Tour.
 
Tickets for all shows are available to purchase here. For hospitality packages please contact the venue directly.

Elton John releases his incredible live album ’17.11.70+’ on Record Store Day

Elton John is commemorated as the first ever worldwide Record Store Day legend and will release his incredible live album ’17.11.70+’ on Record Store Day, April 22, 2017. The Tenth anniversary of Record Store Day.

The Legendary album is released on vinyl in newly expanded form with 6 previously unreleased tracks; this format is a 2 LP set on 180gm vinyl, remastered by Bob Ludwig.

‘The album ‘17-11-70’ was not meant to be a live one at all; we did one of the first-ever stereo radio broadcasts live at A&R Recording Studios in New York City in 1970 on the 17th of November. It was Phil Ramone’s studio, one of the greatest producers of all time, and we just went in the booth and played it as a three-piece: Nigel Olsson on drums and vocals, Dee Murray on bass and vocals, and myself. There was a studio audience of about 100 sitting outside the booth, hearing it coming through the loud speakers, and we just played. I’m astonished by how good we were, listening to this record. A lot of it was improvised, and you can do that when you’re a three-piece band because I’m really the lead instrument, and Dee and Nigel were so brilliant at following what I did. There’s a 16-minute track on it that was completely improvised, more or less, and I’m very proud of it: I think it’s one of the greatest live albums ever made. It wasn’t initially coming out as a live album, but there were so many bootlegs in those days that the record company put it out. I’m glad they did because it really is something I’m very, very proud of’ - Elton John

‘Happy 10th birthday to Record Store Day. I love record stores, I can go to the record store in Vegas and spend 3 hours in there. Just the smell of it, the looking at it, the wonder of it, the memories. I love vinyl so much; the tactile nature, the ritual of it, looking at the sleeve...especially with the old albums and the liner notes - who played on them, the process of putting it on, the needle going on and the sound coming out. And it DOES sound better, I know it does! It’s just the wonder of having vinyl’ - Elton John

In November 1970, Elton John performed an intimate concert at A&R Studios in New York, recorded for WABC FM. In front of 125 people, Elton played in his then three-piece line up of himself, Dee Murray on bass and Nigel Olsson on drums. Intended for broadcast only, its pristine quality – engineered by the legendary Phil Ramone (the ‘R’ in A&R Studios) – meant that the recording of the performance became a fast-selling bootleg. Sales were so great that it had to be rush-released as 17.11.70 on DJM Records in April 1971, capturing six of the concert’s tracks on a single album.

However, 17.11.70 often seemed a footnote in Elton’s history, overlooked in contrast to his invincible run of studio albums (and he was productive – this would be his fourth album in two years). By the time he’d become a superstar a handful of years later, when 17.11.70 was picked up in the racks, the track titles confused all the new Crocodile Rockers and Saturday Night Fighters.

17.11.70 is a fascinating artefact: this is the Elton that America fell in love with at the start of their long affair; it offers pure, stripped back performances of those off-kilter, beautiful songs written with Bernie Taupin that invented Americana long before it became a thing.

The album was originally released on May 10, 1971 and entered the Billboard album charts on May 29, peaking at No 11. Elton was the first artist since the Beatles to have four albums charting simultaneously in Billboard’s top 100 albums. Incidentally the live photos on the front and back covers of the album were shot at Elton’s first ever shows in America, at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles, a performance that has gone down in history.

This special exclusive Record Store Day edition of 17-11-70+ reinstates six further songs from the concert and thus it is, at last, the most complete edition of the show available. The version of ‘Amoreena’ here has never been released on vinyl. This is a record of which Elton is tremendously and rightly proud. With its mixture of originals and then-recent covers (Elton takes on the Stones, the Beatles and Elvis as if to say ‘I’m going to be joining you at your level soon’), 17-11-70+ is a perfect capture of the warmth, humour and showmanship of a 23-year-old on the brink of international fame.

Track listing: 
A1      Take Me To The Pilot
A2      Honky Tonk Women
A3      Sixty Years On
A4      CanIPutYouOn
B1      Bad Side Of The Moon
B2      Burn Down The Mission (Incl. My Baby Left Me / Get Back) 

C1      Indian Sunset (Previously unreleased bonus track)
C2      Amoreena (Newly remixed bonus track) 
C3      Your Song (Previously unreleased bonus track)
D1      Country Comfort (Previously unreleased bonus track)
D2      I Need You To Turn To (Previously unreleased bonus track)
D3      Border Song (Previously unreleased bonus track)
D4      My Father's Gun (Previously unreleased bonus track) 

Matt Gresham announces debut London headline show

Fresh from supporting UK’s James Arthur on his 16-date March tour, Perth born singer songwriter Matt Gresham has announced his first London headline show at The Islington on Friday 26 May.

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 7 April.

Now residing in Berlin after signing to Warner Germany, Matt is delving into a new chapter of creativity. His recent single ‘Survive On Love’ which was co-written with up and coming LA based producer Jaymes Young (London Grammar), marks a new beginning for the Australian musician.  

The last two years have been non-stop for the singer, with a sold-out Australian tour already under his belt plus several well-received performances at SXSW, winning ‘Song of the Year’ at the Western Australian Music Awards and not least playing to two sold-out crowds at Shepherds Bush Empire on the James Arthur tour, Matt has already built a strong and loyal fan base and this is only the beginning.  

This show will undoubtedly mark Matt as one of 2017’s ones to watch and showcase his talent to a whole new audience. 

Full details and tickets can be found here.

Céline Dion announces first Glasgow performance in over 20 years

Global music sensation Céline Dion has this morning announced she will be bringing her LIVE 2017 UK and European tour to the SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland on 5th August. The show will be the only Scotland performance of the 25-date summer tour that has seen record demand since announcing earlier this year. Céline’s return to Glasgow will be her first visit since her last performance in the city at the SECC 21 years ago. Prior to that, Céline performed a sell-out concert to over 65,000 fans at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium, one of her last stadium shows on UK shores for over 19 years.  

Members of Team Céline will have access to a pre-sale beginning on 4 April. Exclusive VIP packages will also be available. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 7 April, 2017.

One of the most successful and widely respected female performers in music history, Céline’s return to Glasgow, will see her performing to over thirteen thousand fans who have been eagerly waiting twenty one years for another chance to catch the legendary music icon in action. 

Céline commented: “It is going to be a special night in Glasgow. I have not seen the beautiful sights of the city for over 21 years and cannot wait to celebrate the return with my amazing Scottish fans.“ 

The CÉLINE DION LIVE 2017 Tour will feature an array of smash hits from her incredible 30 year career in music, which has produced over 250 million album sales, five Grammy Awards, two Academy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards (Quebec). In 2004, Céline received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognising her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honoured with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry, and 2016, she was presented with the  prestigious ‘’Icon Award’’ at the Billboard Music Awards.

The legendary music icon announced her first UK and European Tour in over eight years on 25 January, 2017 and the response from her fans across the UK and Europe has been incredible.

Full details and tickets for Céline's UK tour can be found here.

Elton John celebrates 70th birthday and 50-year partnership with Bernie Taupin

Tomorrow, March 25, a gala fundraising event celebrating Elton John’s 70th birthday and his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) and the UCLA Hammer Museum. Held at Red Studios in Los Angeles, the evening will be hosted by Rob Lowe and will feature a gala dinner and special musical performances by Lady Gaga and other surprise guests.

Watch a short film with a selection of highlights
from Elton’s amazing career here.

In keeping with Elton's commitment to philanthropy, he is eager to leverage the celebration of his 70th birthday and his amazing songwriting collaboration with Bernie Taupin in order to support two worthy causes that are the driving passions of his life: ending the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and art in all its many forms. To that end, this event will raise urgently needed money to help fund the grant-making initiatives of the Elton John AIDS Foundation and exhibitions and programs at the Hammer Museum in LA.

This very special evening will honor the many strands of an unrivalled career and life that still continue to enrich, enthrall, and inspire. Elton John is a true musical and cultural iconoclast, with a record that speaks for itself. He has achieved worldwide sales of over 250 million records and has 58 Billboard Top 40 singles in the United States. He has written the music for the stage and screen successes Billy Elliot: The Musical, Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida, and Disney's cinematic and theatrical sensation The Lion King. A tireless live performer, Elton has played more than 3,500 concerts in over 80 countries. He has collected 12 Ivor Novello Awards, six GRAMMYS®, two Brits, an Oscar®, and a Tony. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and The Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has received a knighthood from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1998. He is a tireless charitable campaigner and philanthropist, notoriously outspoken for the causes he believes in. Elton John is an undisputed pop culture legend. His knowledge and championing of new music has helped many new artists achieve recognition and success. He is constantly moving forward, never resting on his laurels, never becoming complacent, predictable, or dull.

Of his career with Bernie Taupin, Elton simply says, "It's the same excitement now as when we first started. That this year marks the 50th anniversary of my partnership with Bernie Taupin is mind boggling for me because it seems like only yesterday that I met him. It's an amazing achievement to stay with one person for 50 years on a creative basis, in an industry where that doesn't really happen very much."

On reaching his 70th year, Elton notes, "I'm interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people. I think age is immaterial, provided we keep our minds alive by being open to new things. I can be as excited by a new artist who plays me their demo as I am by a new record of one of my musical heroes. I can be excited by playing a new city I've never played before, or revisiting somewhere I know well and seeing how it's changed. Life is a constant state of flux for us all, and I like to embrace that. I also feel very happy to use my position to bring attention to injustice in the world, and to try to help where I can. At this time in my life I'm the happiest I have ever been."

Bernie Taupin says of Elton, "It's been an unconventional partnership and while we pretty much patented the two-rooms technique I'd venture to say you'd be hard pressed to find a couple of songwriters more in sync with each other and their craft".

Elton John and his band perform across the UK this Summer on his Wonderful Crazy Night Tour. Full details and tickets here.

P!nk announces second show in Berlin

Due to sensational demand a second and final show has been added to P!nk’s run of European Summer shows. The new date is Saturday, 12 August.
 
Tickets for the new show will go on public sale on Friday, 23 March at 10:00AM CET.
 
In addition to these two Berlin concerts exclusive to Germany, P!nk will only be appearing this summer at the Sziget Festival in Budapest on 9 August , and co-headlining the Virgin V-Festival in the UK on 19 & 20 August.

P!nk announces Summer dates in Hungary and Germany

A further two dates have been added to P!nk’s European summer tour. On Wednesday, August 9th P!nk will perform at Sziget Festival, Budapest before heading to Berlin to play the Waldbuhne on Friday, August 11th. Announced last month, P!nk will round off her visit to Europe by playing the Virgin V Festival on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20.
 
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk (Alecia Moore) has released seven records, sold over 60 million albums, over 130 million singles, over 2.4 million DVDs worldwide. She is the recipient of three GRAMMY® Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, six MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Awards, two People's Choice Awards and was named Billboard's "Woman of the Year" in 2013. 
 
She has just released a new single with Producer and DJ-Duo Stargate and Australian superstar Sia: “Waterfall”!

Tickets for Sziget Festival are on sale now here. Tickets for Berlin go on sale to the public on Friday, March 24 at 10AM (CET) here.