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1997-Sep-03: Standing Stone + Montserrat Updates

US Premiere: Carnegie Hall.

Macca's Standing Stone will be performed on November 19th. Tickets go on sale at 11:00am on September 19th. No word on whether Macca himself will perform or not.

Standing Stone album

A www CD store announces Standing Stone CD Album and LP Vinyl to be released 26 September 97. 

Details of Standing Stone can be found at the MPL site: http://www.mplcommunications.com/mccartney/faq/pr_stone.html

Music for Montserrat - Pay Per View

Showtime Event Television has picked up pay-per-view rights to the U.S. TV premiere of the all-star benefit concert ``Music for Montserrat'' next month. The deal for the concert - produced by former Beatles producer George Martin and featuring performances by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Sting and possibly a reunion of McCartney with his former Beatles mates George Harrison and Ringo Starr - also includes a repeat airing on the Showtime premium cable network, according to sources. The concert to raise money for the victims of the Soufriere volcano on the British-ruled island of Montserrat is set for Monday, Sept. 15, at London's Royal Albert Hall and will be televised live in the United Kingdom by BSkyB. The U.S. PPV telecast, priced at $19.95, will be at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, Sept. 20. Also scheduled to perform at the concert are Mark Knopfler, Mick Hucknall and Arrow. Other rumored performers are Carl Perkins and Jimmy Buffett, with Jim Carrey and Sean Connery rumored to be hosting the event. "

 

Aug 23, 1997: Standing Stone Tickets

Not everyone has managed to get tickets for Paul's symphonic poem "Standing Stone". Simon van der Peet of the Dutch magazine Maccazine has, and here are some scans of his ticket (and some improved ones by Christiano Orlandi):

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ticket 11083 bytes

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July 30, 1997: Paul performs at Montserrat Aid gig in London

Sir George Martin, who has a home and recording studio on the Carribean island of Montserrat, is organizing a benefit concert at London's Royal Albert Hall. It takes place on the 15th of September. Tickets will go on sale this Friday 1st August at 10a.m. at the R.A.H. ticket office in London. [tickets were sold out within two hours]
So far Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Sting and Mark Knopfler have agreed to perform for free. Martin hopes to raise at least $800,000 for the benefit of the people of Montserrat which has been devastated by natural disasters over the past decade.
The artists are reported to perform solo, probably acoustically, and in duets. They will also assemble on stage for a finale.

Tickets will probably range from about 25-75.


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