Not sure if this has been reported yet, but I've heard a rumor that Paul will be announcing 1, possibly 2, shows at Wrigley Field in Chicago this summer. The announcement would be made during the Cubs Convention this weekend (For non-US: The Cubs play at Wrigley Field, the Convention is an offseason event for fans, heavily attended by Season Ticket Holders that would have priority access to tickets for this concert).
Almost certainly it would come during that WI/IL leg of his tour. The Cubs are out of town starting on June 10th, given that it takes a day or two to convert from baseball stadium to concert venue, we are looking at most likely June 12th or 13th, although not impossible to think he could head back to the midwest between his Dallas show and San Diego show.
I am a Cubs season ticket holder, and haven't heard a peep about Macca playing there. Doesn't mean it wont happen. I doubt he would play on the 12th or 13th . He has no back to back dates scheduled. He's in Moline on the 11th and Texas on the 14th.
If anything it will be after July 13th, as the cubs are out of town from July 22-aug 1. He played 7/31 and 8/1 in 2011. The question is will he add dates back in the midwest after Cali. Is he headed back to NY for the summer? Or going back to London?
The Who are a great band. I encourage all to see them on this tour.
Embarrassing perfomrance. At least Yoko stayed home.
My favorite Beatles song. Like lots of their music, way ahead of its time.
She's an awful human being. Just ask Julian.
Let's be honest, Paul can continue to offer concerts thanks to the second voice of the great ABE LABORIEL JR.
I've seen more than 20 Paul concerts since 1989 and I know what I'm talking about, the vocal change since then is brutal ... well, he's 76 years old ... what more can we ask of him! Let no one think of big changes to the songs set list.
Agreed. I have stated many times, Paul should shorten the show,ditch the extended soundchecks, and lower the keys to his songs to accomodate his vocal range.
Abe is doing most of the lead singing(dare i say), and Paul is more of a guide vocal at this stage. When Paul has to do solo singing without Abe, you can hear how "wobbily" it is. Just listen to Let It Be from the other night. Not good.
Stale setlist, "Back in Brazil" is a snoozer on record, and worse live. Pauls vocals aren't good even after months of rest.
Bruce M. wrote:wingsoverkc wrote:
Well in the last four McCartney shows I have attended (Austin 2018, Des Moines 2017, Omaha 2017, and Wichita 2017), Paul sounded just great. I wasn't embarassed at all, and pretty sure McCartney wasn't either. And the legions of screaming fans seem to enjoy themselves too. And watching You Tube videos and then making a decision on Paul's voice is well, weak. They absolutely do not recreate the actual sound at the shows. Counting down the days to McCartney shows in Moline and Arlington!!
You can't really judge much in a baseball stadium with nonexistent acoustics and 40,000 cheering fans. The videos are actually a much better representation. Of course the recording quality isn't great, but you can tell the difference between poor recording and weak singing, and it's obvious he's struggling at times -- just as he has on a number of TV appearances, where you can't blame poor cell phone quality. Until about the last 10 years there were zero recordings of Paul live that were painful to listen to, and now they're fairly common. I take no joy in saying this, but prefer not to ignore reality.
100% correct. Its not that we are being harsh, its just being honest. To say he sounded great is ridiculous. You do not need the ears of Dumbo to hear the obvious strain in nearly every tune. Abe is carrying the load, and should he find a new gig Paul will be left scrambling.
I'm sitting this tour out, as the setlist is stale, and I do not wish to hear him like this. This is the start of the tour, and his voice is struggling already. Can only imagine what it will sound like in June. If you have tickets to one of his back to back gigs IE vegas#2 it could be painful
Bruce M. wrote:wingsoverkc wrote:
The three McCartney shows I attended in 2017 WERE NOT in baseball stadiums with 40,000 fans. They were in enclosed arenas with 15,000 fans. Check the facts Bruce. Austin 2018 was outdoors, yes, but the acoustics were very good and yes, Paul sounded great. IMO, reality is ACTUALLY attending a concert in person and making a sound decision, instead of listening to a cell phone recording from the 50th row. Yes, his voice is weaker, duh, but the shows are still incredible; exciting, thoughtful, loud, and thrilling.
No, the sound is not better in a basketball arena, fer god's sake. They're not designed for acoustics. The echo and crowd noise cover a multitude of sins. But if you prefer imaginary Paul to real Paul, go and enjoy. I prefer to treasure the memories of when he sounded decent.