Paul McCartney to Bring World Tour to North America


Always wanted to see Sir Paul McCartney but never had the chance to do so? Well, it appears that the former Beatle will be hitting the road this October for a very short North American tour.

Though the stops only include five locations, it’s nice to see that he will be once again performing for his dedicated fan base.
The tour will begin on Oct. 13 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH and wrap up a little over a week later on Oct. 22 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. These stop are all part of McCartney’s “Out There” World Tour. As reported by Consequence of Sound, both stops in State College, PA and Buffalo are the first time that the musician will visit either locations.

Tickets for the United States’ stops will go on sale beginning next Monday, Aug. 31 while the Toronto date will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 28. For those who are American Express card members, tickets for the U.S. dates begin at 10 a.m. ET on Aug. 27 and end at 10 p.m. ET Aug. 30. For the Toronto date, pre-sales began this morning (Aug. 25) at 10 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. Aug. 27.

Check out the tour dates here.


10/13 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
10/15 – State College, PA @ Bryce Jordan Center
10/17 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
10/21 – Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
10/22 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagara Center

Lollapalooza 2015 Complete Line-Up Revealed

While most of the music festivals that will be coming our way this Summer have already announced their line-up, Lollapalooza was waiting until the time was right to unveil their own line-up.

This morning, the Chicago-based event revealed their complete line-up. The 2015 incarnation of the annual festival will include Florence + The Machine and Paul McCartney as headliners. Funny enough, Florence and McCartney have both become music festival staples this year.

Metallica, Sam Smith, Of Monsters and Men, Twenty One Pilots, Brand New, Walk The Moon, and many more will also be joining the newly announced list.

Check out the complete list of performers below which instead of being a boring poster, Lollapalooza decided to turn it into a gif. Welcome to the 21st century.

Lollapalooza will return to Chicago’s Grant Park during the weekend of July 31-August 2.

Three-day general admission passes are long gone, but the festival organizers did advise that single day passes will go on sale beginning on today at 10 a.m. CT, so get on it quickly if you plan on attending this year’s event.

Paul McCartney to Be Honored with Covers Album


George Harrison might have received a one night show to celebrate his legacy, but Paul McCartney is getting a special album.

It was announced that a new project titled, The Art of McCartney will be released to honor one of the guys who helped shape rock and pop music.

The record will feature classic tracks such as “Maybe I’m Amazed,” “My Love,” “The Long and Winding Road,” “Helter Skleter,” “Live and Let Die,” personal favorite, “Eleanor Rigby” and many more. All tracks that will be featured on the record will include backing by McCartney’s longtime band.

Of course with such a project, it’s only natural to gather a long list of contributors including Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, The Cute, The Who’s Roger Daltrey, Heart, Owl City, Smokey Robinson, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Alice Cooper, and many more

The full list of performers and their tracks can be seen below as well as the extra tracks that come with the limited edition box set and the deluxe box set.


1. “Maybe I’m Amazed” – Billy Joel
2. “Things We Said Today” – Bob Dylan
3. “Band On The Run” – Heart
4. “Junior’s Farm” – Steve Miller
5. “The Long and Winding Road” – Yusuf / Cat Stevens
6. “My Love” – Harry Connick, Jr.
7. “Wanderlust” – Brian Wilson
8. “Bluebird” – Corinne Bailey Rae
9. “Yesterday” – Willie Nelson
10. “Junk” – Jeff Lynne
11. “When I’m 64” – Barry Gibb
12. “Every Night” – Jamie Cullum
13. “Venus and Mars/ Rock Show” – KISS
14. “Let Me Roll It” – Paul Rodgers
15. “Helter Skelter” – Roger Daltrey
16. “Helen Wheels” – Def Leppard
17. “Hello Goodbye” – The Cure ft James McCartney
18. “Live And Let Die” – Billy Joel
19. “Let It Be” – Chrissie Hynde
20. “Jet” – Robin Zander & Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick
21. “Hi Hi Hi” – Joe Elliott
22. “Letting Go” – Heart
23. “Hey Jude” – Steve Miller
24. “Listen To What The Man Said” – Owl City
25. “Got To Get You Into My Life” – Perry Farrell
26. “Drive My Car” – Dion
27. “Lady Madonna” – Allen Toussaint
28. “Let ‘Em In” – Dr. John
29. “So Bad” – Smokey Robinson
30. “No More Lonely Nights” – The Airborne Toxic Event
31. “Eleanor Rigby” – Alice Cooper
32. “Come And Get It” – Toots Hibbert with Sly & Robbie
33. “On The Way” – B. B. King
34. “Birthday” – Sammy Hagar


1. “C Moon” – Robert Smith
2. “Can’t Buy Me Love” – Booker T. Jones
3. “P.S. I Love You” – Ronnie Spector
4. “All My Loving” – Darlene Love
5. “For No One” – Ian McCulloch
6. “Put It There” – Peter, Bjorn & John
7. “Run Devil Run” – Wanda Jackson
8. “Smile Away” – Alice Cooper

The Art of McCartney will be released on Nov. 18, but if you want to get a piece of the action, pre-orders are already available.

Oh yeah, don’t forget to check out The Cure cover “Hello Goodbye.”

Ron Howard to Produce Beatles Documentary


The Beatles are one of the most influential bands to have ever graced the music world, and now director Ron Howard has gotten the rights to produce a documentary about the fab four.

Howard who coincidentally named his production company which he co-founded with Brian Grazer is named “Imagine” after John Lennon’s iconic song.

As of now, the documentary about the Liverpool boys will concentrate on the band’s years of hectic touring around the world which all began at the Cavern Club in their hometown of Liverpool. The film will also chronicle their fame explosion after appearing on The Ed Sullivan show in 1964 and wrap with their show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.

“I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse Pictures team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964,” Howard said in a press statement about the upcoming project. “Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated.”

The documentary will be produced by Apple Corps and White Horse Pictures, like Howard had confirmed as well as Imagine. At the moment, the production team has the full cooperation of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.

Howard, though is not a stranger to these kinds of documentaries; this will be his second venture into this kind of storytelling. In 2013, he produced a documentary of Jay-Z’s  all-star concert, Made in America which has grown from one event in Philadelphia to two completely different shows; one still in Philly and the other in Los Angeles, making its debut this year.

Paul McCartney Releases “New” Song


Sir Paul McCartney has released a new song titled, ironically, “New.” The song will be featured on the original musician’s upcoming LP titled New as well.

The LP will be the former Beatles’ solo album in six years and will include 12 new song all produced by mega producer, Mark Ronson. The LP will supposedly have a more McCartney feel to it with lines such as “we can do what we want, we can live as we choose.”

McCartney’s last album that featured purely new tracks was 2007’s Memory Almost Full. In 2009, he released the live album, Good Evening New York City and followed that with a classic ballet score in 2011 titled, Ocean’s Kingdom. Last year, he released Kisses on the Bottom, which did not include new material, but did include several covers of pop and jazz hits.

Last month, McCartney made news when he during a show at Seattle’s Safeco Field, he brought out the remaining members of Nirvana on the stage to perform during his encore. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic backed McCartney on “Cut Me Some Slack” which will be featured on the upcoming release.

For now, check out “New” below and tell us what you feel about it; is it classic McCartney?

San Fran’s Outside Lands Festival Line-Up


Another festival, another line-up reveal but this time it’s for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.

Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more are set to play this year’s Outside Lands Festival, festival organizers revealed yesterday.

But that’s not all, other artists that will be joining this year’s installment of the festival include: Other artists booked for the sixth installment of Outside Lands include: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Grizzly Bear, D’Angelo, the National, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wavves, Jurassic 5, Youth Lagoon, Gary Clark Jr., Jessie Ware, Foals, Yeasayer, Surfer Blood, Chromatics, Willie Nelson & Family, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Matt & Kim, Camper Van Beethoven, the Men, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Dawes, the Tallest Man on Earth, Band of Horses, A-Trak, Young the Giant.

Tickets for the festival will start to be sold on April 18 at noon PST. A significant portion of the proceeds from tickets will reportedly be donated to San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department.

Now that’s a way to give back to Mother Nature.

Paul McCartney Adds Tour Dates


Paul McCartney has just added two more stops for his “Out There” tour. The two stops include one in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as one in Washington, D.C. While in Tulsa, McCartney will visit the BOK Center on May 29th and then perform at Washington’s D.C.’s Nationals Park on July 12th.

The new dates will follow McCartney’s previously scheduled shows on May 22nd which will happen at Austin’s Frank Erwin Center and his July 9th performance at Boston’s Fenway Park.

Tickets for the Tulsa show will go on sale on April 12 through the BOK Center’s website starting at 10 a.m. CDT while the Washington D.C. tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on the same day on the National’s website.