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Paul McCartney performs in Hershey for first time ever at Hersheypark Stadium on July 19

Paul McCartney performs in Hershey for first time ever at Hersheypark Stadium on July 19
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From a press release:

Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will perform for the first time ever in Hershey as part of his brand new “One on One” tour on Tuesday, July 19 at Hersheypark Stadium.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, “One on One” promises to unveil a dazzling redesigned set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning his entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and, of course, as a Beatle – and no shortage of surprises.

Tickets for the Hershey date will go on sale next Friday, April 22 at 10 a.m. at the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), online at and, through all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 800-745-3000. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, April 18 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 21 at 10 p.m.

“One on One” will open today, April 13 with McCartney’s first-ever appearance in Fresno, California at the SaveMart Arena. On April 15, he will play the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, ending the near-11-year stretch since his last show in the Rose City on his U.S. tour in 2005. The tour will then proceed to Seattle, Washington for an April 17 evening at the Key Arena – a return engagement Seattle has been anxiously awaiting since the last notes of the encore featuring the living members of Nirvana that wrapped McCartney’s sold-out Safeco Field extravaganza in 2013.

On April 19 and 20, Paul will roll into the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for two nights, returning to Vancouver for the first time since the magical evening at the BC Place Stadium during the final week of his “On the Run” tour in 2012. And on April 30 and May 2, Paul will visit two more U.S. cities for the very first time, appearing respectively at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas and the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Today, McCartney just announced two more dates – Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on July 12 and Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on July 19. This will be the first time he has ever performed in Hershey.

“One on One” is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was “Out There” came to its stunning conclusion on Oct. 22, 2015 with his first-ever concert in Buffalo, New York. “Out There’s” finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including McCartney’s historic debut in South Korea – where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced him to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time – three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan; a sold-out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France; more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., U.K. and Europe; and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago, the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show and so much more – nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music featuring dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. McCartney and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome; Moscow’s Red Square; Buckingham Palace; the White House; a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people; the last-ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, where The Beatles played their final concert 1966; and even one performance broadcast live into space. Featuring McCartney’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar), and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The “One on One” Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every McCartney show promises a once-in-a-lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.