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McCartney to hold concert in Seoul in May

3rd April 2014 | 9.603 Views
Seoul (ANTARA News) - Paul McCartney, a former member of the legendary British band The Beatles, will hold his first-ever concert in South Korea next month, organizers said Thursday.

The show is part of his Out There world tour that began in Brazil last year and has taken him to 23 big cities around the world.

During the Seoul concert, scheduled for May 28 at Seoul's Jamsil Stadium, McCartney will perform tracks on New, his new album released last year as well as songs from his career with The Beatles and as a solo artist, according to South Korea's Hyundai Card Co, which is organizing the show as part of its Super Concert series.

"Paul McCartney is one of the greatest musicians who can be called the alpha and omega of pop music around the world," said an official at Hyundai Card. "We hope many music fans will attend the historic scene of his first concert in South Korea."

Born in Liverpool, England, McCartney is the most successful songwriter in the history of popular music. He composed many of The Beatles' hit songs such as Yesterday, Let it Be, and Hey Jude, while working with the band in the 1960s.

He also was one of the most popular solo performers of all time in terms of both sales of his recordings and attendance at his concerts.

As a solo artist, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Gershwin Prize for best pop musicians from US President Barack Obama for the first time as a British artist.

In his home country, McCartney was formally invested as a knight by Queen Elizabeth II. In France, he was awarded the country's Legion of Honour for his contributions to music.