Thursday, April 12th 2012 - 05:42 UTC

Montevideo ready for Paul McCartney’s On the Run show next Sunday

Former Beatle Paul McCartney begins next Sunday in Uruguay his On the run tour of Latin America that ends next 8 May in Mexico City. Montevideo authorities have announced Sir Paul, in his first visit to Uruguay, will be declared ‘illustrious citizen’.

Paul’s first visit to Uruguay is already considered a huge success

Paul’s only show in Montevideo will take place at the Centenario Stadium; the country largest and later includes presentations in Paraguay, Colombia, two Brazilian cities and finally Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Last month the city of Montevideo declared the show of “special interest” underlining the fact that the former Beatle performance will position the Uruguayan capital in the “cultural circuit of Latin America”, particularly since “the infrastructure support for such an event is one of the most demanding of the world”.

Details of Sir Paul’s trip and permanence in Uruguay as is normal with world stars, have not been disclosed but part of his committee is already in Montevideo and includes anywhere from 80 to 100 people.

The former Beatle, who next June will be 70, will be arriving in a private jet Saturday or early Sunday and could spend a night or two resting in a farm in the east of the country.

Since Tuesday tons of equipment plus support materials are being transformed into a gigantic six-story stage in the Centenario stadium.

An estimated 50.000 tickets with prices ranking from 50 to 800 dollars rapidly sold out in a couple of days, while Montevideo has been taken over by Beatle-mania in book and record stores, radio and music programs plus posters and objects recalling the whole group, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Star and a baby faced Paul.

The repertoire includes classics from The Beatles and the main themes from McCartney, including his recent record Kisses on the Bottom.
 

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1 RedBaron (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 09:03 am Report abuse
Fantastic concert two weeks ago in Europe - 40 songs from all parts of his repertoire and 3 hours of enjoyment. Worth every penny.
2 Musky (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 10:48 am Report abuse
A living legend!
3 PirateLove (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 12:18 pm Report abuse
The Argentine government will not let this opportunity slip and try to make some sort of Falklands issue out of his coming, its a definite
4 ChrisR (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 04:27 pm Report abuse
Argentina WIN AGAIN!!!

They ARE NOT having McCartney play at any of their stadiums. :o)
5 KFC de Pollo (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 05:36 pm Report abuse
Its funny he's completely avoiding argyland.
6 ElaineB (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 05:53 pm Report abuse
I wonder why....they play The Beatles morning, noon and night in Argentina.
7 ChrisR (#) Apr 12th, 2012 - 07:02 pm Report abuse
6 ElaineB

McCartney is a Liverpudlian and he has seen enough of the gangsters in that city to recognise that the same problem is endemic in BA.

I suppose his security people would also point out the 'Malvinas' trap that has recently engorged other 'celebrities' and the subsequent damage to their reputations around the world.
8 Truth_Telling_Troll (#) Apr 13th, 2012 - 12:11 am Report abuse
Obviously Elaine B has never set foot in Argentina.

If there is one country in were the Beatles were not as popular as the Stones was Argentina.

But anyway, that time has passed. Even the very long existing “rolinga” subculture is now fading. Those were the glory days of British culture, today it is waning fast.
9 Marcos Alejandro (#) Apr 14th, 2012 - 03:33 am Report abuse
After Roger Waters and Morrisey statements supporting Argentina Paul McCartney was not allowed by Cameron to sing here.

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