UPDATE: Paul McCartney coming to Jacksonville
Yeah, it's Jacksonville. But also, yeah, it's PAUL MCCARTNEY. If ever one man merited a 3-1/2 hour interstate road trip to another corner of Florida, it's him.
McCartney announced another round of dates for his seemingly endless "Out There" tour, including one June 22 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville -- his first Florida tour stop since a visit to Orlando's Amway Center last spring. He'll also be in Atlanta June 21 and Nashville June 25, if you want to make a week of it.
***UPDATE - 6/9 *** Following a serious virus that forced the postponement of tour dates in Japan and Korea, McCartney has postponed his June 22 Jacksonville show, and others, until October. The new Jacksonville date is Oct. 25. Tickets to the June show will be honored then. Click here for details.
Why Jacksonville, you ask? Actually, McCartney has a pretty long history with the city. The only public concert the Beatles ever played in Florida was at the Gator Bowl in 1964. Then McCartney returned in 2005 as the halftime headliner of Super Bowl XXXIX.
McCartney's concerts these days are legendary affairs, featuring up to three hours of his best Beatles, Wings and solo classics along with new material. Even if you're not a Beatles superfan, you owe it to yourself to see at least one of these concerts at least once in your life.
Tickets to McCartney's Jacksonville show start at just $28.50 and go on sale to the public April 25 (a fan pre-sale begins Thursday). We'd suggest getting them immediately, as they're likely to sell out just as quickly ... but then again, don't be surprised if he adds a second show.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*