The McCartney Live Experience Hits Double Figures In Canada

The McCartney Live Experience Hits Double Figures In Canada

Sunday 8th August Marks McCartney's 10th Solo Canadian Concert

Paul McCartney will today perform his 10th solo concert in Canada
as his all new ''Up and Coming Tour' hits Toronto. The 'Up and Coming
Tour', which started in March 2010, has seen this up and coming artist
break new box office records, perform in places he's never been
before, win rave reviews, celebrate his 200th concert with his current
band and play an intimate show at The White House in front of the US
president when he was awarded the prestigious Gershwin Prize for
Popular Song. Today is another milestone for the tour as Canada gets
Macca show number ten and there have been some amazing memorable
moments along the way.

Since 1976 the musical icon has performed to hundreds of thousands
of people across Canada, performing indoor arena shows as well as
massive outdoor headline making events. In 2008 Paul drew an
incredible audience of over quarter of a million people who came to
see the legend and his band rock Quebec City to celebrate their 400th
birthday bash. Dozens of jumbo screens were put up across the city as
roads were shut due to the enormous turn out.

Speaking about Canada Paul said: "Canada is a great music
loving country. I love it. When I was growing up in Liverpool so many
people were emigrating to Canada. We would see a lot of friends and
family leaving and we'd see them off from the docks. I've a lot of
relatives and friends who have moved here over the years so it's
always a brilliant place for us to visit.â

Paul first appeared live in Canada with The Beatles in 1964 as part
of their first ever tour of the US and Canada. That year saw them
perform three shows: in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. It wasn't
until 12 years later that Paul would play his first post Beatles show
in Canada on May 9th 1976 as part of the legendary 'Wings Over
America' tour. Another decade later and Paul returned to Canada in
1989 on his 'World Tour'. At the time The Montreal Gazette reported,
'This performance belongs in a time capsule, a testament to the
emotional impact of the music and why it's worth living for. The 90s
'New World Tour' brought Paul back to Canada once again and in the
last ten years so have the 'Driving USA Tour', 'US Tour' and two
special standalone outdoor events, the first in Quebec City in 2008
and then last year Macca-mania was kept alive with a special concert
in Halifax, Nova Scotia, his first ever show in that region. The mayor
of Halifax described the show as the largest and most exciting concert
in their 260-year history.

To honour Canada's strong links with Scotland Paul has been known
to perform his massive smash hit single 'Mull Of Kintyre' on previous
trips. Several of the country's towns, rivers and mountains are named
after Scottish explorers and traders who moved to Canada to make their
fortune and the two countries are still proud of their close
connection. Canada could be in for that treat again tonight when Paul
and his band (Wix, Brian Rusty and Abe) take to the stage. Whatever
happens it's bound to be another memorable night of joyous music and
blissful entertainment.

Previous Canadian Concerts To Date:

Sunday May 9th 1976 Toronto, Ontario Canada - Maple Leaf
Thursday Dec 7th 1989 Toronto, Ontario Canada -
Saturday 9th Dec 1989 Montreal, Quebec Canada -
Montreal Forum
Friday May 21st 1993 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada -
Winnipeg Stadium
Sunday June 6th 1993 Toronto, Ontario Canada -
Exhibition Stadium
Saturday April 13th 2002 Toronto, Ontario
Canada - Air Canada Center
Monday Oct 10th 2005 Toronto,
Ontario Canada - Air Canada Center
Sunday July 20 2008 Quebec
City 400 Year Anniversary - Plains of Abraham
Saturday July
11th 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada - Halifax Common

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