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Phillip Key: McCartney hits the road to Manchester.

Byline: Philip Key Philip Key may refer to:
  • Philip Key (U.S. politician), a Representative of the State of Maryland in the United States Congress from 1791 to 1792.
  • Philip Barton Key (U.S.

SIR Paul McCartney Noun 1. Paul McCartney - English rock star and bass guitarist and songwriter who with John Lennon wrote most of the music for the Beatles (born in 1942)
McCartney, Sir James Paul McCartney
 is going back on the road in Britain for the first time in a decade.

And his first North West visit will be to Manchester.

But last night Sir Paul's spokesman Geoff Baker said the musician's promised Liverpool date later in the year would still be going ahead.

``The Liverpool gig will be very special indeed,'' he said.

At this stage, no date or location for the Liverpool concert has been revealed.

But he will initially do four dates in April at Sheffield, Birmingham, London and Manchester.

They will be his first British concerts in ten years and his first Manchester First Manchester is one of the bus companies serving the area of Greater Manchester, England. It forms part of FirstGroup, a company operating transport services across the British Isles and in North America.  date for 24 years.

The Back in the World tour will find McCartney and his latest band at Manchester's MEN Arena on April 9.

The 2 / 2 -hour retrospective concert will cover his Beatles days as well as solo performances and numbers from Wings.

The tour will coincide with the release of a new DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
 in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc

Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology.
 featuring a reunion performance from 1994 featuring Paul, Ringo Starr Noun 1. Ringo Starr - rock star and drummer for the Beatles (born in 1940)
Richard Starkey, Starkey, Starr

Beatles - a rock group from Liverpool who between 1962 and 1970 produced a variety of hit songs and albums (most of them written by Paul McCartney and
 and George Harrison.

The new stadium tour by Sir Paul will take in the Hallam Arena, Sheffield on April 5 and 6 , the MEN Arena Manchester on 9 April, the NIA at Birmingham on April 13 and TICKETS for Paul McCartney's Manchester concert are expected to sell out very quickly. But there are two FREE tickets for a lucky reader.

Just send your name and address to McCartney Offer, Philip Key, Daily Post, PO Box 48 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3 EB. The first name drawn from the lucky hat on Monday, 24 February, will get the tickets. Two runners-up will receive a DVD of McCartney's video of his Back In the World show.14 and Earls Court, London on April 18 and 19.

Sir Paul said he was looking forward to returning to Manchester.

``I've a lot of good memories of Manchester from our `van visits' with the Beatles down the East Lancs Road. Now I see it as a good rocking city.''

Sir Paul explained: ``I think people are going to like this gig - when I was thinking of what songs to play I just imagined myself as one of the audience and thought, `What would I want to hear?' ``So that means we will be playing some of my Beatles stuff - rather a lot of Beatles stuff, actually - some Wings stuff and some more recent stuff.'' The new band features Rusty rust·y  
adj. rust·i·er, rust·i·est
1. Covered with rust; corroded.

2. Consisting of or produced by rust.

3. Of a yellowish-red or brownish-red color.

 Anderson and Brian Ray on guitars, Paul Wickens on keyboards and Abe Laboriel Jr on drums. Sir Paul will play mostly bass guitar.

The four-date tour, says the 60year-old pop star, will certainly not be his last. ``I have always said I wanted to be wheeled out when I am 90. And that might be a dreadful prediction that comes true.''

Tickets for the MEN Arena concert will go sale on Friday at 9am priced pounds 35, pounds 45 with a limited number of VIP seats at pounds 75. Box Office 0870 190 8000.


TOUR: Paul at Kings Dock, 1990
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 19, 2003
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