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McCartney to hold concert in Seoul in May

SEOUL, April 3 (Yonhap) -- Paul McCartney, a former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday. The show is part of his "Out There" world tour that began in Brazil last year and has taken him to 23 big cities around the world.

Paul McCartney urges Putin to help free Greenpeace activists

Paul McCartney to Putin: Paul McCartney to Putin: 'It would be great if this misunderstanding could be resolved and the protesters can be home with their families in time for Christmas.'

Paul McCartney plays surprise concert in N.Y.'s Times Square

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a surprise mini-concert in New York's Times Square on Thursday to the delight of throngs of workers, tourists and fans. McCartney, 71, and his band sang tracks from his upcoming album, "New," which is due to be released in the United States on October 15. "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1 p.m. this afternoon!" McCartney tweeted about an hour before the packed mini-concert.

McCartney performs flash Times Square concert

Former Beatle Paul McCartney performed a flash concert in New York's Times Square Thursday, sparking a Twitter frenzy by announcing the free gig at an hour's notice. "Wow! Really excited to be playing New York Times Square at 1pm this afternoon!" he wrote to his 1.6 million followers in a message retweeted more than 540 times. Coinciding with lunchtime for thousands of busy New Yorkers, McCartney's impromptu set included four tracks from his latest album "New," which comes out next week.

Paul McCartney plays for first time in Regina, wrapping up leg of tour

REGINA - Rock legend Paul McCartney says he's "excited" to play in Regina for the first time in his long and storied career, calling it a chance "to meet a new bunch of people." The former Beatle is wrapping up the North America leg of his "Out There" tour in Saskatchewan's capital before resuming shows in Japan in November. McCartney told radio station CJME he managed to get out for a bike ride around Regina's Wascana Lake before Wednesday's show. McCartney, who is 71, says he enjoyed the exercise, adding that Regina is a beautiful city.

If You Never See Paul McCartney Live, That's on You: Sir Macca Joins Yet Another Festival

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - If you never see Sir Paul McCartney live, don't blame him. The 71-year-old singer-songwriter, one of the best people on the planet, has signed on for the iHeartRadio Music Festival next month in Las Vegas. That's in addition to his performance at the Outside Lands Festival last week, and his current "Out There" world tour, and last year's "On the Run" tour. He may want to retire someday, and if he does, don't even complain. You've had plenty of chances.

Crew for Paul McCartney show in Regina put on vegetarian diet

REGINA - A whole lot of burly stage hands at Regina's Mosaic Stadium are on a strict diet this week, thanks to Paul McCartney. The former Beatle and rock legend is playing an outdoor show at the stadium Wednesday night. McCartney has long been known as a staunch vegan and a vehement supporter of animal rights. He even travelled with his then-wife Heather Mills to northern Canada to protest seal hunting practices in 2006. As part of the deal to bring McCartney to Regina, everyone working on the staging for the show is getting a taste of how he lives.

Paul McCartney performs with special guests: Lac-Megantic survivors

Hearing music icon Paul McCartney play Tuesday night on Quebec City’s historic Plains of Abraham was a little more special for Caroline Tremblay than the average rock fan. Her husband was a big admirer of the former Beatle. Tremblay’s husband, Guy Bolduc, was among the dozens killed when fireballs from an exploding train devastated Lac-Megantic’s downtown and engulfed the bar where he was performing.

Paul McCartney to kick off world tour in Poland

Paul McCartney will kick off a world tour in Warsaw on June 22, four days after he turns 71, the former Beatle's official website annouced Wednesday. McCartney's appearance at the National Stadium will be his first-ever show in Poland, said www.paulmccartney.com, adding that his "Out There!" tour would feature music from his entire career. McCartney will also perform in Vienna on June 27, the website said, with confirmed dates for concerts in other cities to be announced "in the coming weeks."

Paul McCartney's life focus of new comic book

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - Singer Paul McCartney's decision to leave the Beatles and embark on a solo career is the subject of a new comic book that aims to give fans a new perspective on the breakup of the Fab Four, its publisher said on Tuesday. The 24-page "Paul McCartney: Carry that Weight" is the third comic book by U.S. publisher Bluewater Productions about the iconic British band, which spilt-up in 1970.
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