added: 7 Dec 2010 // by: Rich Denton
Following a year of massive international-headline-grabbing sellout stadium shows, Sir Paul McCartney announces he will bring 2010 to a close with two very special intimate and personal homecoming shows. Paul and his band are planning two spectacular nights of celebrating and rock n' roll in London and Liverpool to end the year on a massive high.
Following the gig at the Hammersmith Apollo Paul return to his roots as he travels home to Liverpool to play the 02 Academy for the first time in his unrivalled career. Paul's last appearance in Liverpool was in June 2008 at Liverpool's Anfield Stadium as part of the cities celebration for their year as European Capital of Culture.
Speaking about the forthcoming shows Paul said: 'I always love playing to a home audience and for me it's the perfect way to end the year. We've had great fun with the stadium shows this year and we're looking forward to the more intimate vibe of these ones. Christmas is the perfect excuse for everyone to let their hair down and rock out. We are looking forward to celebrating with the good people of London and Liverpool'. 2010 has been another whirlwind of a year for Paul, and if you thought he'd had done it all before, you'd be wrong! 2010 saw many career firsts for music's most treasured icon including rocking The White House in front of President Barack Obama and his family in June when Paul was awarded with the prestigious Gershwin Prize For Popular Song (he was the first ever UK recipient).
In January Paul announced plans for his all new 'Up and Coming Tour' which has taken Paul across America, the UK, Canada and more recently South America, breaking box office records along the way and winning incredible reviews from both fans and media. On Paul's recent South American tour fans set up makeshift 'McCartney Villages' outside the stadiums in order to get themselves at the front of the crowds when the venues opened. Paul played a handful of shows to quarter of a million people in the UK and Ireland this summer when his 'Up and Coming Tour' came to Dublin's RDS, Glasgow's Hampden Park, the Isle of Wight Festival, Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and London's Hyde Park.
Paul's end of year shows will feature a typically diverse set list, drawing on nearly three hours of the world's most loved music. Paul's concert will include songs spanning his entire career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and tracks from The Fireman's 2008 album 'Electric Arguments'.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday December 8th at 10am and are limited to four tickets per person.
Full ticket details:
Saturday December 18th ' Live at the Apollo HMV Apollo, Hammersmith, London
Tickets priced: stalls standing £60.00; circle reserved seat £125.00 & £100.00; rear circle standing £50.00
Monday December 20th ' Live at the Academy O2 Academy, Liverpool
Tickets priced: standing £50.00
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