MUSIC NEWS- With three NYC Citi Field concerts sold out in minutes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul McCartney has announced a FedExField gig, the home of the Washington Redskins, for Saturday, August 1. Tickets will go on sale Friday, June 26 at 10:00am EDT. This concert event at FedExField marks the latest in a series of landmark performances that link the beloved Beatle with DC, beginning with The Beatles' first concert on American soil in 1964 at the Washington Coliseum, and continuing with McCartney's critically acclaimed appearances in the District over the past forty-five years. McCartney gave his first ever American performance at the Washington Coliseum on February 11, 1964, a concert that was released on DVD back in 2003. Joined by the Caravelles, Tommy Rose, and the Chiffons, the Fab Four played to a capacity crowd of over 8,000 people, heralding the arrival of Beatlemania in the United States.
The upcoming August 1 show marks Paul McCartney's first performance in Washington D.C. since October 8, 2005. Dave McKenna raved about the show in his review for the Washington Post, stating "folks came to hear McCartney sing, in a voice still strong enough to leave listeners awestruck." The concert will feature classics from McCartney's extensive catalog, including Beatles, Wings and solo career hits as well as selections from his most recent album Electric Arguments, released under his alias The Fireman.
Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 800-551-SEAT, and online at LiveNation.com. Tickets will also be available at the FedExField Box Office on June 26 only.
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