9 Reasons why we can’t wait for Paul McCartney to play the Echo Arena
He’s playing a homecoming gig like no other this December and we’re starting the count down until one of Liverpool’s most famous sons returns.
Sir Paul McCartney will perform at the Echo Arena on Wednesday 12th December as he brings the Freshen Up Tour – his first in almost 3 years, back home. An absurdly talented singer, songwriter and musician, Sir Paul, or Macca to us, has experienced a career that saw this local lad catapulted to the top of the charts and postered on billboards and bedroom walls around the world.
Proud of his scouse upbringing, Macca has recently been spotten filming Car Pool Karaoke with James Corden, showcasing the city he knows and loves. He popped into the barbers on Penny Lane, talked about how good the acoustics were in the downstairs toilet at his Forthlin Road home and made us all shed a tear recalling his dream about his ‘Mother Mary’.
There is no doubt that Sir Paul is a living, Liverpool legend, and we’re counting down the days until he returns home and lifts the roof off the Echo Arena in Demcember.
Here’s 9 reasons why we love Macca and can’t wait to see him play live at the Echo Arena…..
1 – Until the End of Time
From the first song he ever wrote, (I Lost My Little Girl) to the unforgettable ‘Yesterday’ ‘Hey Jude’ ‘Blackbird and his brand new album set for release later this year, Macca has the unique ability to write tracks that weave their way into our hearts.
2 – Top of the Pops
Macca joined Katy Perry and James Corden on the sofa with Graham Norton back in 2013 and revealed he’s had 24 top 10 UK singles and spent no less than 98 weeks at the top of the charts! Thats like 2 years!!!!
3 – The Original & Best
Did you know that more than 2,200 artists have reportedly covered Macca’s hauntingly beautiful track, ‘Yesterday’, making it one of the most covered songs in the world. We love the original the most, obvs.
4 – Famous Friends
Sir Paul has dueted and collaborated with so many other musicians over the years. From Kanye and RiRi to Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and many more, but the best by far was John Lennon.
5 – Lights, Camera, Action
It was Macca’s idea to plough on with the Beatles’ idea to make a film and he largely directed Magical Mystery Tour in 1967. So thats singer, songwriter, composer, musician, director…..what next?
6 – We Are Family
True to his scouse upbringing, Macca has always been a family man. He wrote ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ about and dedicated it to his late wife Linda McCartney who supported him through the break up of the band in 1970. His grown up children, Heather, Mary, Stella and James have done him proud achieving huge success with the likes of fashion, photography and of course music! Chips off the old block!
7 – Singing The Blues
Despite showing suport for both sides of Stanley Park, Macca finally put an end to speculation in an interview in 2008 when he said that owing to his Dad and family being from Everton, he’s a blue!
8 – Help!
Sir Paul has a big heart and has supported many charities over the years including those focussed on animal welfare. After becoming a vegetarian and now vegan, Macca supports Humane Society International, World Animal Protection and backs other campaigns such as Make Poverty History and Artists Against Fracking.
9 – European Capital of Culture King
The last time Macca came home to play a memorable gig was back in 2008 when the city was riding high on being crowned Capital of Culture. Sir Paul rocked Anfield like no other gig and we cannot wait to have him back in the city to do it all again.
You can set a reminder for when the Freshen Up Tour tickets go on sale on the Echo Arena website here.