American audiences experienced a redux of the British invasion last summer when famed performer Paul McCartney dominated the market with a brief run of dates. This year, the former Beatles bassist and Wings-man will extend his itinerary to the nation’s West Coast with at least two more concerts.
The Up and Coming Tour is set to launch in late March as McCartney hits markets that he missed on last summer’s East Coast-focused romp. He’s set to take the stage on March 28 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ, and March 30 at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA.
Presales for the two-date trek begin tomorrow, February 23, with public onsales following on February 28. Ticket pricing in both markets begins at an affordable $50, but Phoenix-area fans can expect prices to hit highs of $250, while Hollywood Bowl ducats will top out at $350.
The upcoming shows’ set list is expected to reflect a mix of songs from the performer’s long and legendary career.
Macca’s summer 2009 tour itinerary hit seven markets across Canada and the United States. In all, McCartney and his backing band played 10 shows, beginning July 11 at Halifax Commons in Halifax, NS, and ending August 19 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
The demand for tickets was high, leading to fast sell-outs in many markets on the calendar. As summer ticket sales heated up, McCartney landed in the top spot on TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings for the week ending July 19.
Many venues hosting McCartney’s 2009 concerts also saw a boost in their rankings. For four straight weeks, Fenway Park was the top-ranked venue, while the musician’s concert stops at Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Citi Field also earned No. 1 rankings for those stadiums.
McCartney’s summer 2010 engagements are expected to draw a similar level of interest. However, ticket sales for his Hollywood Bowl gig could be especially hot since it will be his first show at the open-air stage since 1993.