Elton John to play Lucca Summer festival in 2019

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Elton John today announces that he will be playing the Lucca Summer Festival, in the city’s main square, Piazza Napoleone on 7th July 2019 as part of his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. 2019 will be the 22nd year of Lucca Summer Festival, and will mark the 6th time Elton has played within the famous walls of the city.

Tickets go on general sale on Saturday 21st July 2018 at 10.00am CET.

American Express Cardmembers can access presale reserved for Cardmembers from 10.00am on 18th July 2018. Buy tickets here.

The ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour was announced at Gotham Hall, New York in January. The first 76 dates sold out immediately after going on general sale, confirming that the farewell tour will be some of, if not the, hottest gig tickets of the next three years.
“I want to thank my extraordinary fans for their overwhelming support throughout my career and especially their interest in being there to celebrate my final Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour,” said Elton John. “I am so excited for the start of the tour and can’t wait to see everybody on the road.”
 
Kicking off in the U.S. on September 8th, 2018, the ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour will consist of more than 300 shows across five continents, hitting North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia before reaching its conclusion in 2021. These dates mark the superstar’s last-ever tour and the end of half a century on the road for one of pop culture’s most enduring performers. Elton’s new stage production will take his fans on a musical and highly visual journey spanning a 50-year career of hits like no one has ever seen before.
 
“The love and appreciation Elton’s fans have shown to him throughout his legendary career continues to be at an unprecedented level,” said Jay Marciano, Chairman and CEO, AEG Presents, promoters of the global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. 
 
Over the course of his three-year FAREWELL YELLOW BRICK ROAD worldwide tour, Elton John will visit five continents and play over 300 concerts around the world. Please visit EltonJohn.com often for new concert announcements

Paul McCartney announces first ever Krakow concert

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Paul McCartney has announced that his 2018 Freshen Up tour will take him to Krakow and the Tauron Arena for the very first time on Monday 3rd December.

“It’s always fun to visit new places and helps to keep things fresh and exciting for us.  I’ve always wanted to see Krakow and have heard so many great things about it. We had such a blast on our last trip to Poland so we know this is going to be another special night for us and we can’t wait to get back.  Get ready to rock Poland!” - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney announced last week that he’d be making his eagerly anticipated return to the road with his new Freshen Up tour, starting in Canada this September. 

These new dates mark Paul’s first series of live dates since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour will also be Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. 

This show will be Paul’s first ever concert in Krakow.  In 2013 Paul visited Poland for his debut live show in Warsaw as part of his Out There world tour.

Freshen Up will begin in Canada in September for four shows before heading to the US for Paul’s headline performance at the 17th annual Austin City Limits festival in October.  The tour will then head to Europe in December and Paul will finish the year with concerts in the UK.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Paul McCartney announces first UK dates in three years for 2018

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Paul McCartney announced earlier this week that he’d be making his eagerly anticipated return to the road with his new Freshen Up tour, starting in Canada this September. Today, Paul announces his first shows in the UK since 2015 – and his first Scottish concert in almost a decade.

Wednesday 12th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool
Friday 14th December – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sunday 16th December – The O2, London 

Tickets go on sale Monday 16th July at 10am. An American Express® presale will run from 10am on Wednesday 11th July until 10pm on Friday 13th July for all American Express Cardmembers. T&Cs apply.

“There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a while.  I can’t wait to finish the year on such a high by partying in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.  We’ve freshened up the show since our last time round and we are excited to get to play some of our new songs along side some of the favourites.” Paul McCartney

The new tour dates confirmed this week mark Paul’s first series of live dates since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour will also be Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. 

Paul’s last concerts in London and Birmingham took place in 2015 and were part of his massive Out There world tour, which ran from 2013 – 2015.  His last visit to Scotland was in 2010 on the Up and Coming tour at Hampden Park.

Freshen Up will begin in Canada in September for four shows before heading to the US for Paul’s headline performance at the 17th annual Austin City Limits festival in October.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Paul McCartney announces Canadian dates on new Freshen Up tour

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Paul McCartney has announced the first 2018 dates of his new tour - the Freshen Up tour.

September 17: Quebec City, QC - the Videotron Centre
September 20: Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
September 28 – Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
September 30 – Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, 13 July at 10am local time.

“We’ve always had such a fantastic time playing shows in Canada. We can’t wait to return in September for what should be another special run of shows.  We are looking forward to freshening up our show and playing some of our songs from the new album alongside those songs we know you like to hear.  Get ready to rock Canada!” - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney will make his eagerly anticipated return to the road with his new Freshen Up tour. Four confirmed dates were announced this morning, marking Paul’s first series of live dates since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans over the course of 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour will also be Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. 

Freshen Up will begin September 17th at the Videotron Centre in Québec, Paul’s first show in the Canadian capital since his 2013 stop at the Plains of Abraham on the Out There tour. From there, Paul will visit Montreal for the first time since the On The Run tour in 2011 to play the Bell Centre on September 20th, before returning Winnipeg September 28th to play Bell MTS Place, his first performance in the capital of Manitoba since 2013. Freshen Up’s Canadian itinerary will conclude with a visit to a final Canadian capital city, Edmonton, Alberta, for a September 30th show at Rogers Place—Paul’s first appearance in the city since 2012.

As previously announced, Paul will follow Freshen Up’s Canadian run with headline sets at the17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. The historic bill includes Paul’s debut ACL Fest performance and only North American festival appearance of 2018, topping a lineup featuring Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, The National, Hozier, St. Vincent, Janelle Monáe and more than 100 other artists playing Zilker Park, October 5 - 7 and October 12 - 14.  Tickets are available now at www.aclfestival.com.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: 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  in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Information guides released ahead of Little Mix UK Summer shows

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Concert-goers with tickets to see Little Mix performing outdoors this summer are encouraged to explore our information guides, filled with useful tips and details to ensure you have the best possible experience on the day of the concert.

The guides also include maps of the local vicinity to each venue enabling you to plan your routes to and from the stadiums and details on where to park if travelling by car.


Friday 6 July 2018 - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove


Sunday 8 July 2018 - JobServe Community Stadium, Colchester


Thursday 12 July 2018 - County Ground, Northampton


Thursday 19 July 2018 - The 3aaa County Ground, Derby


Friday 20 July 2018 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln


Friday 27 July 2018 - Falkirk Stadium, Falkirk


Full details and tickets for Little Mix's UK Summer Tour can be found here.

Paul McCartney announces new studio album 'Egypt Station'

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Paul McCartney invites you on a musical journey to Egypt Station, estimated time of arrival September 7, 2018 by way of Capitol Records.

Sharing a title with one of Paul’s own paintings, Egypt Station is the first full album of all-new McCartney music since 2013’s international chart-topping NEW. Preceded by two of its tracks just released as double A-sides--plaintive ballad  “I Don’t Know” and raucous stomper  “Come On To Me”—Egypt Station was recorded between Los Angeles, London and Sussex, and produced (with the exception of one Ryan Tedder track) by Greg Kurstin (Adele, Beck, Foo Fighters).

 
 

Of the forthcoming album’s enigmatic title, Paul says, “I liked the words ‘Egypt Station.’ It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make.., Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”

True to the inspiration behind its title, Egypt Station’s 14 songs combine to convey a unique travelogue vibe. Between the opening and closing instrumentals “Station I” and “Station II,” each song finds Paul capturing a place or moment before transporting the listener seamlessly to the next destination. Stops along the way include an acoustic meditation on present day contentedness (“Happy With You”), a timeless anthem that would fit on virtually any album of any McCartney era (“People Want Peace”), and an epic multi-movement closer clocking in at seven minutes with a song suite structure harkening back to the days of Paul’s previous combos (“Despite Repeated Warnings”). The result is a kaleidoscopic journey through myriad musical locales and eras, yet firmly rooted in the here and now--with Paul’s singular unmistakeable melodic and lyrical sensibility serving as a guide.

Watch Paul McCarntey's Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

 
 

Confirmation of Egypt Station’s release puts an end to speculation about a new Paul McCartney album that began with the whiting out of his Instagram account as Paul turned up at various landmarks in Liverpool. The capper was a June 9 surprise gig at Liverpool’s tiny Philharmonic Pub, during which “Come On To Me” was debuted alongside a set of classics spanning Paul’s career. Further details to come...

Lionel Richie kicks off Summer 2018 tour with sold out show at Northampton’s Franklin’s Gardens

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Photo courtesy of Andrew Timms

Friday night, Lionel Richie kicked off his long awaited UK summer tour with a sold out show at Franklin’s Gardens, Northampton. Lionel was joined by very special guest Anastacia as he led an impressive performance to his fans.
 
Delighting fans and performing hits from his extensive and much loved repertoire spanning decades, crowds sung along to hits such as ‘Easy’, ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’, ‘Say You Say Me’, ‘Hello’ and ‘All Night Long’.
 
Last night’s show follows the news that the global superstar was awarded the ‘Special International Award’ at the Ivor Novello’s in London which is the only award of the night awarded to a non-British recipient. Earlier this year, Lionel had his hand and footprints immortalised in cement at the famed TCL Chinese Theatre Imax and this receiving the oldest reward in Hollywood.

The tour continues tonight at McDiarmid Park, Perth. Full tour details here.

Information guides released ahead of Lionel Richie UK Summer shows

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Concert-goers with tickets to see Lionel Richie performing outdoors this summer are encouraged to explore our information guides, filled with useful tips and details to ensure you have the best possible experience on the day of the concert.

The guides also include maps of the local vicinity to each venue enabling you to plan your routes to and from the stadiums and details on where to park if travelling by car.

A seating plan is included to help you locate your seat, and information includes what you can and cannot bring into each venue.


Friday 1 June 2018 - Franklin's Gardens, Northampton


Sunday 3 June 2018 - McDiarmid Park, Perth


Sunday 10 June 2018 - Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln


Wednesday 13 June 2018 - Montgomery Waters Meadow, Shrewsbury


Saturday 16 June 2018 - Leigh Sports Village, Leigh


Sunday 17 June 2018 - Brunton Park, Carlisle


Thursday 21 June 2018 - Proact Stadium, Chesterfield


Saturday 23 June 2018 - The 1st Central County Ground, Hove


Sunday 24 June 2018 - Holkham Hall, Wells-Next-The-Sea


Full details and tickets for Lionel Richie's All The Hits UK Summer Tour can be found here.