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Paul McCartney to Open Tour in The Beatles Spiritual Home – Hamburg!

November 2, 2009 by  

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Paul McCartney to Open Tour in The Beatles Spiritual Home – Hamburg!

** Paul McCartney to start his first European tour in 5 years in Hamburg **
** McCartney to return to the city which launched The Beatles **
** Hamburg’s Beatlemania museum exhibits The Beatles original contract**

“This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began” – Sir Paul McCartney

Music history is set to be made this December when music legend Paul McCartney kick-starts his European tour in the city which launched The Beatles – Hamburg.

The announcement of Paul McCartney’s seven date European tour has already set the internet ablaze, with thousands desperate to get their hands on tickets to see the former Beatle in the flesh. December 2nd, the opening date of the tour, will see McCartney return to Hamburg, the city which nurtured The Beatles, leading them to become the most famous band of all time.

The Beatles began their world conquering career with a series of early gigs in various clubs and venues in the cultural metropolis of Hamburg set on the waterfront. The city was one of the first places to embrace The Fab Four; so much so, John Lennon is quoted as saying: “I was born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg”

Since the 1960s, Hamburg has continued to be an epicentre of new music and is famous for pioneering new bands long before anyone else. Having spotted the potential of The Beatles before their first record, the city’s famous live venues have never stopped championing rising stars from around the world.

In September this year, Hamburg played host to the incredible Reeperbahn Festival, which once again brought together some of the globes most exciting bands, to perform across a series of the city’s world famous music venues. Acts including Biffy Clyro, Dinosaur Jr, Reverend and the Makers, José González and Dananananaykroyd played storming sets at the festival, which is being touted by many as Europe’s South by South West. Now in its fourth year, the Reeperbahn Festival is hailed as a great springboard for new careers and new bands promoting ‘new alternative music’ on a truly international level.

The legendary McCartney will make a triumphant return to Hamburg this winter, when he begins his tour at the city’s Colour Line Arena on December 2nd. The tour takes in seven dates across five countries and ends with a Christmas show at London’s O2 Arena. The former Beatle is preparing to set stages across Europe on fire, but chose Hamburg as the first stop on the tour to convey his undying admiration for the city.

Hamburg also plays host to one of the world’s largest collection of Beatles memorabilia at the recently opened Beatlemania museum, which houses countless items of music history. One such piece is the recently secured original recording contract signed by The Beatles and music mogul Brian Epstein. The jaw-dropping collection has already been seen by thousands of Beatlemaniac’s from across the world, desperate to get a once in a lifetime glimpse at modern music’s most important museum.

Set to be one of 2009’s most talked about gigs, Paul McCartney’s return to his spiritual home will be a unique opportunity to catch a living legend, in the city that started the biggest musical revolution of all time. This great concert will be the perfect start for the 50th anniversary of the first ever Beatles gig played at the Indra Club in Hamburg back on August 17th 1960. This promises to be an electrifying reminder of why The Beatles legacy continues to live on to this day.

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