Following his 2012 album spent revisiting pop and jazz standards, Paul McCartney is embracing the “out with the old, in with the new” philosophy. So much so that he named the first single from his forthcoming album, “New.”
Rolling Stone reports that Paul McCartney, who has been traversing the U.S. for the last couple of months on his Out There Tour, has been working on his follow-up to 2012’s Kisses On The Bottom with a cadre of guests.
This week’s episode — the second to last of a shortened, ten-part season — may have been the best, with a final goodbye to a longtime character and a particularly bloody jailbreak.
Taking the stage just after 7 p.m., McCartney launched into a nearly 3-hour set heavy on hits from the Beatles and McCartney’s ’70s band Wings, like a pyrotechnics-packed rendition of “Live and Let Die.”
How the collaboration came to be has been of particular interest in the weeks since its announcement; though an unlikely pairing, it seems the Beatle and Beetroots share a producer in Youth (aka, Martin Glover).
The Bonnaroo webcast includes headlining performances from Paul McCartney, the xx, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe, Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
“I’ve got a feeling you want to keep rockin’! So be it: let us rock!” This was seventy-something year old Paul McCartney addressing his audience at Brookyn’s Barclays Center two hours into a concert which saw him singing his sweetest ballads and his most face-melting rockers, while jumping between electric and acoustic guitar, piano and his iconic Hofner bass.
Paul McCartney already announced 12-dates on his stadium tour across the United States and now he’ll be making another stop. The former Beatle will play back-to-back shows in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on June 8 and 10.
Paul McCartney is gearing up for a busy 2013 with the re-release of his post-Beatles band Wings’ live album, Wings Over America, on May 28 and a world tour this summer.
Paul McCartney has added an outdoor concert in Washington D.C., as well as three other dates, for his 2013 “Out There” world tour.