Updated July 17,19 & 23. Tomorrow afternoon, Geoff Baker will announce that in September Sir Paul will return to the United States for another 22 concert appearances. Once again, Sir Paul will be joined on stage by Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray on guitars, Abe Laboriel Jr. on drums and Wix Wickens on keyboards. In a news release, Sir Paul stated:"This band is too good to be just put up on a shelf. We're having too much fun to want to stop playing now. I just like doing it, and whenever I go out on tour it's exciting to stick a few things in that I haven't done before, just 'cause then it's sort of like...There's sort of a nervous edge to it, which is quite cool.Geoff Baker added:
"I'm excited to be starting up again in Milwaukee. They're a loud crowd there and the beer's good too. I'm looking forward to this gig because I've never played any show in Oklahoma before. We didn't do it with The Beatles, nor with Wings, but we're on our way there now.
The last time we played Atlantic City, with The Beatles, we only did about a dozen songs in the set. I hope the crowd this time around enjoys this somewhat-extended show.
"I never played in Hartford with either the Beatles or with Wings, so I reckon
it's been long enough for me and the town to get it together. Sorry about the wait.""We didn't know we were doing this, but in the last week of the spring tour, McCartney got that look in his eyes, a twinkle.I knew he was up to something. A month ago, he said 'Let's do it again.' It's like he's a kid. He truly enjoys what he's doing.During the first leg of the tour, Sir Paul drew criticism this year the high prices of his concert tickets. When asked about this recently by the Dallas Morning News, Sir Paul replied:
"This is a different show. There will be different songs, a lot of Beatles songs. He's come to terms with the fact that that's what he is. Once a Beatle, always a Beatle. ""We're selling out concerts in 17 minutes, so somebody must think the prices are reasonable. We're not twisting anyone's arm."The show they are calling "The Feel Good Factory" will play in the following venues:
September 21 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center September 23 Minneapolis, MN Xcel Energy Center September 24 Chicago, IL United Center September 27 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center September 28 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall October 1 Boston, MA FleetCenter October 4 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena October 5 Indianapolis, IN Conseco field house October 7 Raleigh, NC Sports Center October 9 St. Louis, MS Savvis Center October 10 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center October 12 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena October 13 Houston, TX Compaq Center October 15 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center October 18 Portland, OR Rose Garden October 19 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome October 21 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena October 22 San Jose, CA Compaq Arena October 25 Anaheim, CA The Arrowhead Pond October 26 Las Vegas, NV MGM Garden Grand Arena October 28 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center October 29 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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