Paul McCartney returns to Atlanta this summer with 'One on One' tour stop


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Get back, Loretta – Paul McCartney is returning to Atlanta.

The music superstar will pull into the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth at 8 p.m. July 13.

Tickets for the concert, priced at $59-$254, will go on sale at 10 a.m. May 1 at www.InfiniteEnergyCenter.com, the arena box office or by calling 1-770-626-2464. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning at 10 a.m. April 26 through 10 p.m. April 30.

It’s a relatively intimate venue for McCartney, who sold out Philips Arena on his last visit in October 2014 . The music titan was initially tapped as the perfect choice to open the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium before continued construction delays nixed that plan. As well, Philips Arena will be closed this summer to undergo its first round of renovations.

McCartney is in Japan this week for a trio of shows at the Dome in Tokyo.

In typical fashion, the indefatigable 74-year-old has continued a packed itinerary. In March, he released a reissue of his 1989 “Flowers in the Dirt” album, which included demos of his work with Elvis Costello (such as “My Brave Face”).

McCartney also recently joined fellow Beatle Ringo Starr in the studio to contribute to the drummer’s upcoming album, the follow-up to 2015’s “Postcards from Paradise," and confirmed to BBC 6 Music that he is working on his own new material with producer Greg Kurstin.

Follow the AJC Music Scene on Facebook and Twitter.


Reader Comments


Next Up in Atlanta Music Scene

Chrissy Teigen's dad shows his love with a tattoo of her face for her birthday
Chrissy Teigen's dad shows his love with a tattoo of her face for her birthday

As a birthday present, Chrissy Teigen's dad got a tattoo. That's not at all an unusual way to mark the years.  But this tattoo was of Teigen's face on his arm for her 33rd birthday. The former model and entrepreneur was thrilled. She captioned an Instagram post in all caps, "MY DAD GOT A TATTOO OF ME FOR MY BIRTHDAY."...
Those vintage ceramic Christmas trees you kept might be worth money now
Those vintage ceramic Christmas trees you kept might be worth money now

Ceramic Christmas trees were big in the 1960s and ‘70s. Now, those retro trees are making a comeback.  Vintage lifestyle expert Bob Richter told Today Home the trees spike in popularity every year around Christmas. They’re small, no-fuss, easy Christmas decorations. “People put them on top of the television, back when the...
Irreversible muscle damage linked to statins

Q: Several weeks ago, you wrote about the side effects of cholesterol-lowering statin medicines. According to the article, these drugs can attack muscle tissue, and the damage may be irreversible. That is what happened to me. I now need to use a cane when I walk, and I worry that someday I might need a wheelchair. I took statins for only a short time...
Where to find snow and fun near Atlanta this holiday season 
Where to find snow and fun near Atlanta this holiday season 

More than just a song about the ones you used to know, a white Christmas can be magical. Snowflakes create the chance for snowball fights, fireside romance and everything in between. Living in Georgia, though, means a winter wonderland isn't very likely – and you might be stuck in traffic anyway. Luckily, if you've got your two front teeth...
Venues offer programs, tools for kids with autism or sensory disorders
Venues offer programs, tools for kids with autism or sensory disorders

Debbie Newton wants her son, Dorian, to experience everything life has to offer — just like any other child. Movies. Plays. Children’s concerts. Even a visit with Santa. Those simple activities, though, can be challenging for parents of children with autism. Dorian, 6, was diagnosed with autism about six months ago. Two of Newton&rsquo...
More Stories