McCartney returning to Consol Center on July 7



Sir Paul McCartney, who christened the Consol Energy Center in August 2010 with two sold-out shows, returns to the venue for a concert July 7.

Tickets are $29.50 to $262.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at Consol Energy Center, all Ticketmaster locations including select Giant Eagle locations, and Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 800-745-3000.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. through Sunday at 10 p.m.

The former Beatle is on the “Out There” tour, which has visited South America, Europe, North America and Japan. This show will be part of his first few 2014 dates in the States, set to begin June 19 in New Orleans.

The set list will span his catalog from Beatle days through Wings to his recent studio album “New.” His most recent full show, in Tokyo in November, was a 39-song set with 25 Beatles songs. His long-running band features Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums).

When tickets went on sale for Mr. McCartney in 2010, they sold out in three minutes, prompting the announcement of a second show and another quick sell-out. It sent ticket buyers to secondary ticket sites like Stubhub, where prices were significantly higher.

Prior to the 2010 show, Mr. McCartney, who turns 72 on June 18, hadn’t played Pittsburgh in 20 years, due to his video screens on subsequent tours being too big for the old arena’s rigging.

The show hits town two months before the 50th anniversary of the Beatles playing the Civic Arena for the first and only time, on Sept. 14, 1964.


smervis@post-gazette.com; 412-263-2576; Twitter: @scottmervis_pg First Published April 8, 2014 2:41 PM

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