Paul McCartney Flies ‘Over America’ With Album Re-release & Theater Screening

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Paul McCartney is gearing up for a busy 2013 with the re-release of his post-Beatles band Wings’ live album, Wings Over America, on May 28 and a world tour this summer.

The updated edition of Wings Over America will be available as a box set including four discs: a two disc remaster of the original album, another live version (recorded in San Francisco) and a bonus DVD with a 75-minute television special about the album.

Rounding out the $140 package are eight books featuring art, setlists, tour posters, lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos and more.

Wings Over America was originally released on December 10, 1976, peaking at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and achieving platinum certification from the RIAA. The band’s sole live album, it features hits like “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “Live and Let Die” pulled from recordings of the American leg of their 1976 Wings Over the World tour.

A film recorded on the same 1976 tour will also be re-released alongside the Wings Over America box set. Rockshow will be available in DVD and Blu-ray formats and be featured in a “one night only” event to be shown at 500 theaters worldwide on May 15. Macca will attend the concert film’s premiere at BAFTA that same night. 

All this is reminiscing over McCartney shows past serves as great promo for Sir Paul’s upcoming Out There world tour, currently scheduled to kick off stateside May 22. With only seven American dates announced so far, Orlando, Memphis, Tulsa, Boston and Washington, D.C. are among the cities to be confirmed.

In addition to regular tour stops, McCartney will be passing through Manchester, Tenn. to headline Bonnaroo alongside fellow headliners Mumford & Sons and Tom Petty on June 13-16. The show will be Macca’s first time headlining an American music festival since 2009’s Coachella.

- Nee-Sa Lossing, Radio.com

 

 

 

 

 

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