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Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin to appear in London for charity event

Sir George Martin, legendary producer of the Beatles, will sit down for an exclusive conversation with Andrew Marr, leading political journalist, at a unique event in London to benefit the Deafness Research UK. This event takes place on April 28, 2010,at 7.30 pm in Kings Place, one of London’s most prestigious new performance venues.

This special event promises many fascinating insights into the Beatles’ recording sessions with George Martin at the famous Abbey Road studios. There will be an opportunity to bid for auction items donated by both Sir George and Andrew Marr, including one stunning piece of Beatles memorabilia. For further information and to book tickets, please call Deafness Research UK on +44-(0)20-7833-1733 or email tickets@deafnessresearch.org.uk

Martin, now 84 years old, teamed up with his son, Giles, in 2006 to produce the soundtrack for the Beatles LOVE show by Cirque du Soleil, which won a Grammy award in 2007.

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Paul McCartney announces European tour; Live CD/DVD to be released

PaulVegas-LK281-suspFollowing a tour of the US this summer, Paul McCartney just announced his first European Tour since 2004. This December will see Macca play seven special arena shows across Europe, culminating with his first ever public performance at London’s O2 Arena, which will be his only UK date of this year.
 
McCartney begins the tour in Hamburg on December 2. Paul said: “This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began. Starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in between. I’m very much looking forward to ending the year on a high.”
 

(Photo by Lisa Kaplan)
  
Maybe Paul’s son, James, will join him on tour? James McCartney and his band, Light, have started performing at small clubs in London (see photo).
 
Good Evening Europe Tour:
12/02/09   Hamburg, Germany – Color Line Arena
12/03/09   Berlin, Germany – O2 World
12/09/09   Arnhem, Holland – Gelredome
12/10/09   Paris, France – Bercy
12/16/09   Cologne, France – Koln Arena
12/20/09   Dublin, Ireland – The O2
12/22/09   London, England – The O2 Arena
Tickets available through www.ticketmaster.co.uk
 
For those of you who won’t be able to make it to one of the European shows this December, you can re-live the Macca magic with ‘Good Evening New York City’, a multi-disc CD/DVD featuring performances recorded at New York’s Citi Field from Paul’s ‘Summer Live ’09’ tour.
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Paul McCartney’s historic three-night musical christening of New York’s Citi Field (formerly Shea Stadium) on July 17, 18 & 21, 2009 will be immortalized November 17 when Hear Music/Concord Music Group releases “Good Evening New York City”.
 
This momentous musical experience will be available in two formats: a 3-disc (2 CD + 1 DVD) standard edition and a 4-disc (2 CD + 2 DVD) deluxe version featuring expanded packaging and a bonus DVD including McCartney’s traffic-stopping, headline-making July 15 performance on the Ed Sullivan Theater marquee (including bonus numbers not aired on the Late Show with David Letterman broadcast). The set will also be made available in high quality vinyl. “Good Evening New York City” marks McCartney’s 2nd release for Hear Music. The first was 2007’s highly acclaimed Memory Almost Full.

 

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