Paul McCartney to Play Toronto and Montreal on "Up and Coming Tour"

Paul McCartney to Play Toronto and Montreal on "Up and Coming Tour"
All Nova Scotia controversy aside, Canadians everywhere still enjoy a concert put on by Sir Paul McCartney. That's a good thing, since the former Beatle will hit both Toronto and Montreal on his 2010 "Up and Coming Tour."

As CBC reports, McCartney will play the Air Canada Centre in Toronto August 8 and the Bell Centre in Montreal August 12. The North American leg of the tour begins on July 15.

McCartney's only recent Canadian dates were in Halifax last summer and in Quebec City in 2008.

In related news, Sir Paul stopped by the White House yesterday (June 3) to play and be played for as part of his acceptance of the Gershwin Music Prize. As we previously reported, McCartney was joined by Stevie Wonder, Corinne Bailey Rae, Faith Hill, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Herbie Hancock, Jack White, Lang Lang, Dave Grohl and, um, the Jonas Brothers, who all played McCartney songs in honour of the musician. Jerry Seinfeld was also in attendance.

McCartney and Obama were mutually smitten, with the former saying, "You have billions of us who are rooting for you and we know you are going to come through," and the President gushing that the Beatles "blew the walls down for everyone else" and "helped to lay the soundtrack for an entire generation."

The concert will be televised in its entirety July 28 as part of PBS's In Performance at the White House.

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