Just as he did last summer, Paul McCartney is rolling out his latest concert plans for the United States one date at a time.
The legendary rock musician brings the summer 2010 tally for his Up and Coming Tour to three shows with the recent addition of a July 26 concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Macca previously announced gigs on July 10 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA, and July 13 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT.
Public ticket sales for the Nashville show begin June 7, though various presale promotions will run through the first week of June. Ticket face values will range from $57 (plus $15.34 in fees and taxes) to $250 (plus $26.49 in fees and taxes), according to the all-in price listings on Ticketmaster.com.
For Nashville, a city still recovering from devastating floods in early May, the performance’s implication stretches far beyond the three hours that Sir Paul will be on stage.
In an early estimate reported by the Associated Press, Mayor Karl Dean put the cost of Nashville’s flood damages around $1.5 billion, not counting public roadways and bridges. By the middle of the month, Nashville Public Radio estimated that damages had risen closer to the $2 billion mark.
Flood costs from the May 1-2 floods include a reported $3.1 million in damages to Bridgestone Arena, based on estimates from Nashville station WTVF.
“I can’t think of a better time for him to be here,” Mayor Dean said during a press conference announcing McCartney’s concert, as reported by Nashville Business Journal.
AEG Live’s senior vice president Steve Moore, also present at the press conference, said, “[The concert] signals there’s no act too big to play Nashville. That was the case some years ago — some acts would not play here.”
In fact, the July 26 event will mark McCartney’s first-ever performance in the music hub of the South, though he lived in the region with his family during six weeks in 1974. The musician planned his 2010 itinerary around “new cities he’s never played and familiar markets he’s not visited for a while,” according to his official Web site.
McCartney already performed a handful of spring Up and Coming Tour dates in the United States. Ticket sales for those performances repeatedly placed the musician on TicketNews’ exclusive event rankings, most recently landing in the No. 5 position for the week ending May 23.
Paul McCartney itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|July 10||San Francisco, CA||AT&T Park|
|July 13||Sandy, UT||Rio Tinto Stadium|
|July 26||Nashville, TN||Bridgestone Arena|