ST. LOUIS, MO, April 6, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals and AEG Live announced today that Paul McCartney has confirmed the addition of St. Louis to his brand new One on One tour. Paul will rock Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Saturday, August 13th, playing his first area show since 2012, and joining the Gateway City in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ play at the hallowed ground of the old Busch Stadium.
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 catalog 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 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 the newly announced dates will be on sale Friday, April 15 at 10am local time.
American Express® Card Members in St. Louis can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, April 8 at 10am local time through Thursday, April 14 at 10pm local time.
The St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals (www.cardinals.com) are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball. Since they joined the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,700 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 2 N.L. Wild Card Titles, 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National League Pennants and 11 World Series Championships. There are 48 former Cardinals players, managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Cardinals Special Events
Busch Stadium is a special, almost magical place. An iconic, uniquely St. Louis venue, Busch Stadium is home to the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the most storied franchises in baseball. Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Busch Stadium is the pride and joy of the most impassioned baseball fans in the world. The fans lovingly refer to Busch Stadium as “Baseball Heaven,” but it isn’t just home to memories that last lifetime. In addition to two epic World Championship celebrations, Busch Stadium has hosted over a thousand special events since it was opened in 2006. These events have ranged from small corporate gatherings and team building outings to amazing concerts such as Dave Mathews Band, the Eagles, and U2.
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