Paul McCartney is one of the most recognizable musicians of the 20th century, and some 50 years after Beatlemania gripped the world he remains one of the most sought after active musicians by concertgoers. McCartney is well-known for his exploits during the 1960s as a member of the massively popular British band, the Beatles, but he is also a high respected singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and composer in his own right. Today, Paul McCartney tickets appeal to various generations of music enthusiasts.
McCartney was born in Liverpool, England in 1942 at the height of World War II in Europe. His mother was a registered nurse at the hospital where he was born, and his father served as a volunteer firefighter during the war. At the age of just 15, McCartney got his start in professional circles when he joined John Lennon's band, the Quarrymen. Playing a mixture of Rock & Roll and skiffle (a combination of jazz, blues, and folk music), McCartney joined the group as a rhythm guitarist and immediately hit it off with Lennon.
By 1960, the group had tried a variety of name changes before eventually settling on the name the Beatles. Former Quarrymen band members Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best eventually left the Beatles, with Sutcliffe's position being assumed by McCartney and Ringo Starr joining as a replacement for Best. With the group complete, massive success was just around the corner.
Paul McCartney tickets became massively popular following the release of "Love Me Do" by the Beatles in 1962. By early 1963, the song was an international hit with critical acclaim coming in from the UK and United States. The hysteria of the band's followers led to the rise of "Beatlemania" and an almost unprecedented wave of fame, success, and influence for the group of English musicians.
McCartney remained with the Beatles until 1970 when, amid business and creative disputes with his bandmates, he left the group following its formal dissolution by British courts. McCartney would go on to form other bands and strike out on a solo career as well during the next four decades. In the years that followed, Paul McCartney tickets were sold for performances as a member of Wings, The Fireman, and as a solo artist.
Over the years, McCartney has set out on a variety of tours as a member of different bands and as a solo artist. His tour dates during the 1970s were dominated by appearances with Wings. His solo career included three tours between 1989 and 1993. During the 21st century, McCartney has become an even more active touring artist with nine official tours between 2002 and 2009.
Currently, McCartney is out on the road for the Out There! Tour. Consisting of 33 shows, the tour will take McCartney across North, Central, and South America as well as Europe and Asia. For Paul McCartney tickets to an event near you, check out Onlineticketsusa.com. Here you'll find the most affordable prices available for the best seats at venues across the country and around the world.