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Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney may rock it out in Halifax this summer.
Several sources have told Metro Halifax McCartney is close to announcing an outdoor show at the Halifax Common site Saturday, July 11.
One source said the announcement could come within days.
Harold MacKay of Power Promotional Concepts is said to be behind trying to bring McCartney to Halifax, but he was tight-lipped yesterday when approached on the subject.
“I’ve got nothing to say on it,” MacKay said when asked if he could confirm or deny the possibility of the McCartney show.
“No I can’t,” he then followed when asked if he could say if there were negotiations going on with the McCartney camp. “Any discussions with artists always have to remain 100 per cent confidential until something is really done.
“There’s nothing done that I’m aware of.”
In April 2008, MacKay confirmed he was in negotiations with McCartney’s tour director and production manager for a concert in late June or early July of that year. That concert never materialized, however, because MacKay said at the time there wasn’t enough time to put it together.
In trying to lure McCartney to Halifax last year, MacKay took McCartney’s senior tour staff to the Halifax Common site, where the Rolling Stones played to 50,000 fans in September 2006.
If this concert does happen it will be easily one of the biggest acts to ever hit Halifax. It will also make it back-to-back weeks for big outdoor shows at the Common site. Rock legends KISS are also performing at the Halifax Common on Saturday, July 18.http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/local/article/227254--paul-mccartney-may-announce-halif...
Sir Paul McCartney will play the Halifax Commons on July 11, promoter Harold MacKay announced this afternoon at a news conference.
In what Mr. MacKay is calling the "largest and most exciting concert" in Halifax's history, the Paperback Writer has chosen Halifax as his only Canadian date this year.
“We are pleased and thrilled to announce today that our city will welcome Sir Paul McCartney live in concert on the Halifax Commons," Mr. MacKay, president of Power Promotional Events, said.
"With sales of over 100 million, Paul is listed by the Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history. This iconic and legendary performer’s presence in our city will be an historic event for all Atlantic Canadians."
Mr. MacKay said he expects about 60,000 people at the show. Tickets go on sale May 29.
The afternoon news conference featured Premier Rodney MacDonald, whose government gave $300,000 to bring the "cute Beatle" to town. The money was given as a grant through the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.
Halifax Mayor Peter Kelly was also on hand and promised the city would provide up to $150,000 in services for the show, the same offer made to KISS.
Mr. MacKay said the show has been in the works for two years. Sir Paul's people were in town last May to check out the site and liked what they saw, he said.
In addition to Halifax being Sir Paul's only Canadian show, this is his only announced North American date so far.
Mr. MacKay wouldn't say how much Sir Paul is charging, but it's "more than a dollar".
The cost of the show is $2 million before artist fees, he said.http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9011867.html