Paul McCartney has announced that he will return to Mexico with the current On The Run tour, to play a concert at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, on Tuesday 8th May 2012. Tickets for his show at this 100,000+ seat venue, will go on sale next week.
This will be Paul's first visit to Mexico since his Up And Coming Tour in 2010, where his first date at Mexico City's Foro Sol Stadium shattered records: 60,000 tickets were sold out in minutes, making it the fastest-selling show in the country’s history. Sources at Ticketmaster Mexico speculated that tickets could have sold even faster, had technology been able to keep up with demand. A second concert was added for the following night and both shows instantly became the stuff of local legend.
Look forward to more incredible singalongs and impressive synchronized cigarette lighter work, which took place last time Paul played in the Distrito Federal, or “el D.F.” as they call it, when he returns this May.
Not even three months in, 2012 is already proving yet another banner year for Paul McCartney. The same week that Paul's new Kisses On The Bottom album was released, Paul received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That same evening, Paul performed the bulk of his new album in an exclusive concert streamed LIVE on iTunes, from Capitol Studios, featuring a stellar ensemble anchored by Diana Krall and Joe Walsh, among others. The following evening, Paul was honored for his musical and philanthropic achievements as Person of the Year at the annual MusiCares gala fund-raiser, which featured such top artists as the Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Alison Krauss, Neil Young, Alicia Keys, James Taylor, Sergio Mendes, Coldplay, Duane Eddy and Katy Perry honoring Paul with interpretations of classics from his peerless catalogue, whilst also raising a record $6.5 million-plus to provide medical care and other emergency assistance for musicians in need.
Paul concluded that monumental week at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, beginning the evening with the Band On The Run: Paul McCartney Archive Collection Deluxe Edition winning Best Historical Album, and later wowing the 39-million-strong second-largest Grammy viewership in history with both extremes of his vast musical spectrum: First with a spellbinding rendering of "My Valentine," then with a rousing Abbey Road medley finale, culminating in the most epic jam session in the history of American television, as Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl joined Paul and the band to bring the house down with a six-guitar crossfire.
And as Paul closed the Grammys with those immortal words--"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" - they rang true as ever as an expression of the love that Paul McCartney and his fans continue to give and receive from one another, which Mexico City will undoubtedly be sharing in abundance come this May.
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