On The Run In Mexico

On The Run In Mexico

Nearly two years to the day after setting the record for the
fastest-selling show in the country's history, Paul McCartney will
return to Mexico for his current On The Run tour's first date in the
territory: Tuesday 8th May at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

The Mexico City date will be Paul's first visit to Mexico
since his Up And Coming Tour in 2010. It was the first of that tour's
two shows at Mexico City's Foro Sol Stadium on the 27th May 2010 that
shattered records, as 60,000 tickets were snapped up in within mere
minutes of going on sale. Sources at Ticketmaster Mexico speculated
that tickets could have gone even more quickly had technology been
able to keep up with the overwhelming demand. A second show was added
on 28th May 2010 and both shows instantly became the stuff of local
legend, along with Paul's 2002 three-night stand at the Palacio de los
Deportes and his first visit on 1993's New World Tour, and deservedly
so. It's unlikely that Mexico will ever experience such enthusiastic
singalongs and impressive synchronized cigarette lighter work
again--that is, until Paul returns in May!

Not even three months in, 2012 is already proving yet another
banner year for Paul McCartney. One week in February alone saw more
and greater experiences and accolades for Paul than most artists rack
up in a lifetime: The same week that Paul's new Kisses On The Bottom
album was released, Paul received his star on the Hollywood Walk of
Fame, which finally took its rightful place alongside those of John
Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in front of the famed Capitol
Records building. That evening Paul would perform the bulk of his new
album Kisses On The Bottom in an exclusive concert streamed live on
iTunes from the intimate confines of Capitol Studios and featuring a
stellar ensemble anchored by Diana Krall and Joe Walsh, among others.
The following evening, Paul was honored for his musical and
philanthropic achievements as Person of the Year at the annual
MusiCares gala fund-raiser that featured the likes of Foo Fighters,
Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Alison Krauss, Neil Young, Alicia Keys,
James Taylor, Sergio Mendes, Coldplay, Duane Eddy and Katy Perry
honoring Paul with interpretations of classics from his peerless
catalogue - and raising a record $6.5 million-plus to provide medical
care and other emergency assistance for musicians in need. Paul
concluded that monumental week at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards,
beginning the evening with the Band On The Run: Paul McCartney Archive
Collection Deluxe Edition winning Best Historical Album, and later
wowing the 39-million-strong second-largest Grammy viewership in
history with both extremes of his vast musical spectrum: First with a
spellbinding rendering of "My Valentine," then with a
rousing Abbey Road medley finale, culminating in the most epic jam
session in the history of American television, as Bruce Springsteen,
Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl joined Paul and the band to bring the house
down with a six-guitar crossfire.

And as Paul closed the Grammys with those immortal
words--"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love
you make" - they rang true as ever as an expression of the love
that Paul McCartney and his fans continue to give and receive from one
another--and that Guadalajara and Mexico City will undoubtedly be
sharing in abundance come this May.

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday March 28th @ 11am (local)

Keep checking back in for information on PaulMcCartney.com pre-sale.

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