Monday, 16 June 2014

Paul McCartney's Tour Postponement Has Ripple Effect Through Industry

What happens when a superstar is forced to delay shows?

Rained Out There Paul McCartney dates left thousands of disappointed fans and promoters struggling to adjust their schedules. And while the long-term costs of his recent viral infection are likely to be minimal, delays and cancellations show can become fraught with complications.

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McCartney had to pay perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars for the musicians, crew, trucks and buses hired to set up the program originally planned for June, sources say concert business, but is also likely had insurance in case cancellation. "It would be a catastrophe if Paul could not walk again, never," says Doc McGhee, director of Kiss, Darius Rucker and others. "But a postponement is only one drawback I've seen people cancel shows sold out and come back later and make 50 percent of [the] company -. Dudaría that happen to a Beatle."

Although McCartney, 71, had to postpone all his shows June in the U.S. for new dates in October, said in a statement this week that he is "feeling great" and all accounts suggest that the virus he contracted in Asia last month is a minor health problem. "Sorry, but it will be a couple of weeks before we were rocking in America again," McCartney continued, adding that he was "taking the advice of my docs' to take it easy for a few days." Rescheduled U.S. tour stadiums and arenas will begin July 5 in Albany, New York, and concluded October 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Representatives McCartney declined to comment further, and its promoters did not respond to interview requests.)

Performers and concert promoters often negotiate in entertainment ensuring in advance, depending on the tour - McCartney, who has been reliable for decades, can spend less secure than, say, Guns N 'Roses, which has a history shows cancellation. Deferrals generally take less than a direct financial hit of cancellations. McCartney managers are likely to have to pay the salaries of the crew and trucking contracts for June dates missing, and then renegotiate contracts for all events for October; concert promoters have to spend thousands of dollars advertising the new dates and deal with reimbursements fans. "It will be an expense," McGhee says, "but it's a nuisance."

As for the health of McCartney, McGhee and others in the concert business use the word "concerned." "Paul puts on a very intense show - is there two hours singing his heart out and playing the ass," says Bert Holman, manager of the Allman Brothers Band, which postponed four shows from March to October, due to 66 bronchitis years of age, the singer Gregg Allman. "You do that every day; it starts to get really tiring."

During the last decade, the artists in their 60s and 70s have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue concert - The 10 touring acts of Pollstar on each of the last two years have included the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Waters and the Eagles. "These aging rockers are more susceptible to health problems," adds Tim Jorstad, manager of the Grateful Dead and travel business manager and Carlos Santana. "When you are on the road, these guys are very, very focused on staying healthy, and isolation from someone who is sick."

Another tactic is simply to preserve the reduction in the frequency and duration of travel. The Stones, for example, have drastically reduced the duration of their tours in recent years, while the Allmans played their last concert in October. "It's definitely kicking - see Billy Joel, who plays [more or less] once a month or so, and I do not think Aerosmith is doing-back-to-back shows at the moment," says Holman. "And who is replacing?"

"When you have an illness that lasts longer,"
says Jorstad. "But the only thing I ever want to do is stop performance."

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Sir Paul McCartney 'Doing Fine' After Health Drama

Sir Paul McCartney was "extremely moved" by messages of support from fans after hospitalization in Japan and is now “doing fine “after his return to London, according to a representative.





The Beatles legend was hit with a virus after arriving in the Far East for a series of concerts, and ended up scrapping all his Asian tour when he was admitted to hospital in Tokyo.

McCartney was discharged from the facility and jetted back to London on Monday (26May14), and now says he is making a good recovery.

In a monthly newsletter sent to fans on Friday (30May14), a representative of the Star writes. " You may have heard that Paul ... unfortunately had to postpone dates in Japan and South Korea this month we would like to assure Paul is doing very well and was very touched by all the messages of fans worldwide. More information will follow at that time.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Paul McCartney: All You Need Is Love

I think it has led many of us these days to digest the experience. After all, if you have seen them in concert before or not, and regardless of their age and the sense of what is cool or hip, if you grew up here in the 1960s and 70s, this was no ordinary case. This was Paul McCartney in Costa Rica.



Before the start of the performance, when a letter was heard, Sir Paul came out and stared at tens of thousands of people, and very clear Spanish, said he was happy to be here, “FINALLY!” Man who sat next to us let out an agonized cry of joy. I personally invaded during the next half hour. It was time, Paul. You have no idea.

Beatlemania was different on this side of the world. We were not protesting wars - that had already abolished them. But we were struggling to get out of the virgin forest, tiny, banana republic world he inhabited. Unlike most of our neighbors, who actually believe in peace and love, and the music was an important part of our lives.

We cumbia and merengue and salsa, and had an amazing symphony of which I was part. But when “Please Please Me" hit the airwaves, we were impressed.



Former Beatle Paul McCartney performs May 1, 2014 at the National Stadium in the capital of Costa Rica.

It was not just the fact that these guys were very good - needless to say. For reasons that I doubt anyone can really explain, captured this country. I have traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe during and after this period, and I was surprised that the rest of the world did not seem to have been affected in the way that we were here.

But time passed, and most of the world, The Beatles and McCartney solo music were relegated to the covers played in elevators and dentist chairs. Not here. All I know did their best to catch the “Time of the Beatles “on Youth Radio every Sunday. And sing. And maybe a little mourn. But more importantly, go into the world and believe.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Paul McCartney To Play August Dodger Stadium Date

Paul McCartney returns to Los Angeles with a date of August 10 at Dodger Stadium, his first major concert LA- area from a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. 


A public sale for the concert, part of McCartney "Out there" tour, is scheduled for may 5 , but several pre - sale will allow fans to buy their tickets as soon as April 29 .

Tickets for the concert promoted by Goldenvoice start at $ 25 and range to $ 250, not including additional charges. Those who have the first crack at tickets will be those signed the mailing list on the website McCartney fans can do now. Site Presale will begin at 9 am on April 29.

After PaulMcCartney.com pre - sale, then the preference to holders of American Express credit cards , they can buy tickets starting on May 1 at 10 am will be allocated the remaining tickets will go on sale May 5 at 10 hours through the website of the Dodgers.

Last year, like most years since 1964, has witnessed a bustle of activity related to the Beatles. McCartney met drummer Ringo Starr at the Grammy Awards, and then the band was greeted in their own special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the occurrence of the act on “The Ed Sullivan Show”.

McCartney released a solo album, "New”, late last year. The Times in its review gave the album three stars out of four possible, writing that the work “balances past and present memory and future, distortion and clarity, the notions of old and new.” To promote the album, McCartney performed a concert in September at Hollywood Boulevard.

However, McCartney concerts are celebrations of Beatles and post- Beatles work of the artist. The press release touting the "Out There" tour promises at least one three-hour experience - one in which the last song before the encore never be " Hey Jude" - which covers the artist's work as a soloist, as well songs with the Beatles and Wings.

McCartney band still includes longtime collaborators Paul “Wix " Wickens on keyboards, bassist Brian Ray, guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.

McCartney, according to the press release, last played Dodger Stadium with the Beatles in 1966.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Help Us Make A NEW Video For 'Save Us'

Since September we have been overwhelmed by the support they have shown Paul NEW Instagram page. Day by day we are seeing new and creative photo of you with your copy of the album from Paul and the word NEW, plus some very interesting illustrations.


As you've been so active and are enjoying sharing your photos, we think you should establish a new task!

We would like you to pick one or two lines of the song Paul ' Save us "(or select each line if you want!) And take a picture of himself with her words could be written on a piece of paper, .

Doing something with the words , do something on the computer - remember, the more creative your photo , the better chance you have of being included Let's pick our favorites and put them in a new video for the song! .

Lyrics are provided below (plus some additional lines when Paul is not singing).

Publish their ' Save Us' video here soon PaulMcCartney.com to remember to keep checking back!

DO:
. 1 Choose as many lines as you want from the letters below - including (Guitar Riff ) ( Instrumental ) and ( Fin) - and take a picture of yourself with it ( one line for each photo, please!)
Two. Post a photo on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag # whatsnewPaul
Three. Please send your photo to noon (UK time) Tuesday, 22 April

YOUR PHOTOS:

Selected photos will be used in a new video for the track fan Paul ' Save Us’. Your photos must be either horizontally or be square. No portrait photos, please!



SAVE U.S. LYRICS:

(Guitar Riff)

I can try to give
Everything you always wanted
You are not hard to please
And all I ask
A change is something
You can easily give

Keep sending your love
In the heat of battle
Have something that will
Save us
Save now

(Guitar Riff)

Do you feel that there is a
Jungle Drum beat me
When I 'm around you
I really do not want
Ask too many favors, but there
Something you can do

Keep sending your love
In the heat of battle
We have something that will
Save us
Save now

Oh oh oh oh
You're my wife
Oh oh oh oh
Keeps it coming
Oh oh oh oh
Got something
That could save us
Save us

(Instrumental)

Keep sending your love
Oh oh oh oh
Because in the heat of battle
Have something that will
Save us
Save now
Save now
Save now

(End)

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Paul McCartney Locks In Four U.S. Tour Dates, More In The Works

The former Beatle will play two dates in the South in June


Apart from some Beatles-related celebrations earlier this year, Paul McCartney has not played the U.S. from his surprise concert secondary assembly last October.

 That will change , however, when playing four concerts in the U.S., starting this June, after a handful of international dates as part of its ongoing out there touring in support of his 2013 album New .

On June 19, McCartney will play New Orleans ' Smoothie King Center and on June 26 , will set up shop in Louisville KFC Yum! Center. Then in July, will be held in Albany, New York, at the Times Union Center in the fifth and in the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh in the seventh. Web page of the former Beatle said it will announce more dates in the future.

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McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone last year and also to speak again, he said that he had finally resolved their differences with Yoko Ono , going so far as to call her a ' rude ' .

"I thought, ' If John loved her, there must be something. He is not stupid,'" he said. "It's like, what you gonna do? Are you going to hold a grudge it you never had? "

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He and Ono appeared in public together earlier this year, both the Grammy and the filming of a television special, the night that changed America:

A Grammy Salute to the Beatles. A variety of artists including Dave Grohl, the Eurythmics and Maroon 5 performed Beatles songs in the latter case, and both McCartney performs, as did Ringo Sta, with the pair performing together both times. When all was said and done, McCartney benefited from a bump post- Grammy sales for his work with Nirvana, "Cut Me Some Slack”

Monday, 31 March 2014

Dan Croll On Music, Muses And Meeting Paul McCartney

In a world of young, made pop singers trying too hard, there's something refreshing about a clean cut without singer claims the specifications remember Buddy Holly.


As a teenager, Dan Croll, 23, thought he might have a career in rugby. But a broken field at 17 foot ended his sporting aspirations. "I've always been musical and played a couple of instruments," says Croll, "then decided I wanted to have a go at the music.”

At 18, Croll left his home in Staffordshire, England to attend the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. In 2011, his last year there, he won the Musicians Benevolent Fund Songwriter of the Year, which included a £ 5000, or about $ 9,000 prize. He used the money wisely. "I ended up doing a basic home studio to start recording my own music in my spare time.” But like most college kids, admits, “Some of it could have gone down the pub.”

The day after collecting his award , he met with Sir Paul McCartney during a 45-minute session of one-on - one, one awarded to seven students a year privilege , because McCartney is a co-founder of LIPA ( no , after all , no more famous Liverpool band the Beatles) . Croll played two of his songs to McCartney, one of which, "Home”, finished his debut album, "Sweet Disarray” (Capital Records), which falls in the U.S. Today.

Asked about the experience of playing with former Beatle, Croll said, “Flew so fast.” McCartney quickly learned the songs and sang and harmonized Croll. "If I could have come a microphone and recorded him singing, that would have been great.” Although the visit was short, McCartney made an impression.

“He is incredibly realistic and humble, a man well grounded. Took away from it is always great to be open to people and listen to their music, but I can influence you more."


Croll describes her music as folk- pop and credits his mother as one of his inspirations. “At an early age, my mother had a lot of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and jazz music also American composers - . James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, The Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel “she recalls. In his years of teenage angst, he got into American pop bands - punk like Blink- 182 and Sum 41. As for how they came to their current sound, Croll said: "In the last five years I have heard a lot of new music and electronic music I think it's a kind of mix of the new, but there are plenty . Of influences from around the world. I love African music, hip- hop and R & B, so it all kind of melded with the music. "

In conjunction with the launch of the U.S. album, Will be touring the U.S., kicking off in Los Angeles on Friday and stop by Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on April 17. Although Croll wrote and recorded a solo album, touring with a band. "They are good chaps, very talented musicians," he says. "We've all been partners for the last six or seven years. Come with me everywhere for living matter.”

In addition to having the support of his friends, has found support within the fashion community. "We made a small album release party at the Paul Smith store [in London], which was nice and hopefully it will be a bit more than across stores, hopefully everyone" he says. "Through connections I got to know Paul Smith and he has been very supportive of my music. I have to go out with him a lot; he is such an inspiring man."

Burberry has also supported the race Croll, offers a video shoot in Burberry Acoustic performing “Home “. Asos.com had it in a video of a live acoustic set. "It's important for my music through that kind of world, because it is very important to me," he says. “From Fashion has always been something I've grown up with, my sister studied fashion and she is in the industry.”

Croll describes her fashion style as " quite simple really.”

“I do not mean plain, that sounds boring, but there is a lot of usage pattern," he adds. His glasses have become part of their look. “Until a week ago, I had a pair of glasses ever. This pair I've been using for the past four years, are Paul Smith and then he gave me a [new ] par " he says proudly . "For the first time in my life, I own a spare. "