When you think of all of the artists who’ve had monstrous careers both as a band mate and solo artist, none of them can compare to that of Paul McCartney.
After building a reputation performing residences in Hamburg nearly fifty-five years ago, Sir Paul and the rest of the Beatles (John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) went on to become a world-wide sensation and the biggest-selling and most influential band in music history.
To put things in better perspective consider this: the Beatles live television performance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1962 was the catalyst that led a generation of future artists to seriously pick up music for the first time. Among them, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen as well as members of Heart, KISS, REO Speedwagon and Kansas.
After the Beatles broke up in 1970, McCartney went on to front another hugely successfully band, Wings. For the next ten years the band found success with songs like “Live And Let Die,” “My Love,” "Band on The Run,” "Jet" and “Silly Love Songs.”
Equally as impressive is McCartney’s own solo career, which has yielded hits and sold out tours of its own around the world.
Following another hugely successful tour last year that saw him perform thirty-two shows throughout North, South and Central America, McCartney has just announced that his first U.S. arena date of his 2015 Out There Tour will be at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 21.
McCartney’s show in Philadelphia will be his first in the City of Brotherly Love since a pair of sold-out performances nearly five years ago. The Out There Tour will feature material from McCartney’s most recent studio album, New, as well as music spanning his entire career as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course, as a Beatle.
Widely recognized as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, Paul McCartney's show in Philadelphia is an opportunity for fans to not only witness a part of music history, but also experience a man whose songwriting prowess continues to inspire the world.
Tickets for Paul McCartney’s performance will go on sale Friday, May 1 and will be available via phone, Internet and at the Wells Fargo Center box office located at 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA.