Paul McCartney to end the year on a high

paulmccartney1Following a sellout stadium tour of the US this summer, Paul McCartney today announces his first European Tour since 2004, “Good Evening Europe”.

This December will see Macca play eight special arena shows across Europe, culminating with his first-ever public performance at London’s O2 Arena.  Paul’s legendary live performances are a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience.

The audience gets to re-live some of the greatest moments in music from the last 50 years, many of which have become the soundtrack to living.

On the 20th of December Paul will perform in Dublin for the first time since he visited there in 2003 during his “Back In The World” tour.  This will also be Paul’s first show at Dublin’s O2.
paulmccartney2The tour will also see Paul performing in Hamburg, Berlin, Arnhem, Paris, Cologne and London where Paul will end his tour with his only UK show of the year at London’s O2 Arena on the 22nd December.

Speaking about the tour, Paul said: “This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began. Starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in between.  I’m very much looking forward to ending the year on a high.”

What a year 2009 has been for Paul.  He kicked it off by teaming up with Dave Grohl to perform “I Saw Her Standing There” at the Grammys, where he was also nominated for two awards. In April, Paul performed in New York at the David Lynch Foundation’s benefit concert, “Change Begins Within”.

He was joined on stage with Ringo Starr for a special finale.  Paul also headlined the Coachella Festival (his first US festival appearance) and performed a show to mark the opening of The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, a gig which sold out in seven seconds, setting a new sales record with tickets selling at a rate of 600 a second!

July 11th took Paul to Halifax, Nova Scotia for his first ever concert there, which took place on the Halifax Commons.  The mayor of Halifax described the show as the largest and most exciting concert in its 260 year history.

Following Halifax, Paul embarked on a five-week tour of the US; ‘Summer Live ‘09’.  The tour commenced with the inaugural run of shows at New York’s Citi Field Stadium, which was the site of the former Shea Stadium where The Beatles made history in 1965 when they played a concert that set the precedent for the modern day stadium rock show.  Critics hailed the Citi Field performances, seen by over 120,000 people, as the concert experience of a lifetime. The tour concluded in Dallas on the 19th of August.

For those of you who won’t be able to make it to one of the European shows this Christmas you can re-live the Macca magic with ‘Good Evening New York City’, a multi-disc CD/DVD featuring performances recorded at New York’s Citi Field from Paul’s ‘Summer Live ‘09’ tour.
“Good Evening Dublin”
Paul McCartney
Live at The O2
20th December 2009
Tickets on sale this Wed 28th Oct at 9am

Tickets will be €86.25 GA, 91.25, 126.25, 156.25 seated on sale
This Wed 28th Oct at 9am from all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, booking line no. 0818 719 300 online at
2nd December                              Hamburg                               Color Line Arena
3rd December                               Berlin                                     O2 World
9th December                               Arnhem                                 Gelredome
10th December                             Paris                                       Bercy
16th December                             Cologne                                 Koln Arena
20th December                      Dublin                                 The O2
22nd December                            London                                  The O2 Arena

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