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Paul McCartney Announces Pair of Historic U.S. Concerts

Beatle will rock first-ever Utah show and plans first San Fran gig since 1966

May 18, 2010 9:09 AM ET

There are only a handful of things Paul McCartney hasn't accomplished during his 50-year career, and performing in the state of Utah is one of them. But that will change this summer because McCartney has just announced his first-ever concert in the Beehive State. His Up and Coming Tour will visit the new Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, on July 13th. The Up and Coming Tour's mission has been to bring McCartney to new cities and markets he hasn't rocked in a while — and in addition to his Utah show, McCartney has confirmed his first concert visit to San Francisco since the Beatles played Candlestick Park in August 1966. On July 10th, he'll take the stage at AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the public on May 24th.

The dates are McCartney's first U.S. Up and Coming gigs since the first leg of the tour concluded April 3rd in Miami. So far, the trek has stopped in Phoenix, Arizona, and included a pair of sold-out shows at the famed Hollywood Bowl. As Rolling Stone noted in our report from the Bowl, McCartney's nearly three-hour set featured songs from throughout his illustrious career, stretching from the Beatles' early days through the Wings years and up until McCartney's most recent albums, Memory Almost Full and his side project the Fireman's Electric Arguments.

It's hard to imagine McCartney journeying all the way to the U.S. in July for just a pair of shows — especially with the reissue of 1974's Band on the Run arriving in August — so stick with Rolling Stone for more McCartney tour news when it arrives.

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