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Paul McCartney to Headline The Marcus Amphitheater on Friday, July 8

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his brand new One On One tour will visit Milwaukee.

By - Apr 6th, 2016 03:10 pm

MILWAUKEE (April 6, 2016) – Paul McCartney has confirmed that his brand new One On One tour will visit Milwaukee.

On July 8, Paul will return to Milwaukee to the Marcus Amphitheater to headline Summerfest. Paul’s debut appearance at the annual event, Summerfest will also mark Paul’s first performance in Milwaukee since the July 16, 2013 performance at Miller Park that drew a capacity crowd and unanimous critical raves including:

“One of the greatest musical contributors of all time… he still rocks… he played with the eagerness of a man performing his very first big show, and the gratitude of an artist playing his very last… To convey that passion at this stage, that’s nothing short of remarkable.”—MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL

“McCartney remains eternally young… For three sweaty hours and two encores, fans got to bask in the presence of a legend who seemed genuinely glad to be there, and who still commands the star power to drive a crowd of nearly 44,000 giddy with the smallest gesture.”—SHEPHERD EXPRESS

“Yet another marathon show… indefatigable… Man, McCartney’s voice sounds good… he’s killing it tonight…  then he’s singing, ‘And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make,’ and it hits you hard: That guy …that guy right there … wrote these songs and is still performing them with such joy and energy… and, geez, that ‘love you take’ line sure is profound, and, whoa, what’s that lump in my throat… he’s one of the wonders of the world at this point. Appreciate the greats while they’re here today, and maybe you’ll be amazed.”—CHICAGO TRIBUNE

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalogue in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career—as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: nearly three hours’ worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets for Paul McCartney go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10:00 AM CDT and include Summerfest admission. Tickets can be purchased at the Summerfest Box Office in person and by phone at 1.414.273.2600, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, Walmart stores, online at Ticketmaster.com and by phone at 1.800.745.3000 (live Ticketmaster Agent) or 1.866.448.7849 (“Ticketmaster Express” automated phone line).  Patrons may also utilize “ticketfast” at Ticketmaster.com to print barcoded concert tickets from home.  Convenience fees may be added to all purchases.

There are several ways to purchase tickets and VIP Packages before tickets go on sale to the general public.  The SLO presale will run on PaulMccartney.com on Monday, April 11 beginning at 10:00 AM CDT through Thursday, April 14 at 10 PM CDT.

American Express® Card Members in Milwaukee can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 12 at 10 AM CDT through Thursday, April 14 at 10 PM CDT.

Summerfest fans get access to “Stay Connected” presales when they subscribe to receive Summerfest News email alerts at Summerfest.com.  The Summerfest Paul McCartney presale will run Thursday, April 14 from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM CDT or until presale inventory has been exhausted. 

Keep checking PaulMcCartney.com for further announcements.

Summerfest 2016 will take place June 29 – July 3 and July 5 – July 10 from noon until midnight and will be closed Monday, July 4.  Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival” and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience.  During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.  Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest.  For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.

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