The Millennium Stadium is set to host the biggest live music show in Wales this summer as rock and roll legend Paul McCartney today announced that he will play his first show in Wales for 31 years at Cardiff’s city centre venue.

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“I want to make sure it’s a great night for everyone, a total blast. Me and the band can’t wait to get to Cardiff and rock out at the Millennium Stadium, which we have been looking forward to playing for quite a while now,” said the former Beatle. “We want it to be a night that none of us forget. The last time I was there was with Wings in the 70’s so there’s a lot for us to catch up on!”

On Saturday, 26 June, the famous former Beatle will rock the iconic Millennium Stadium on his ‘Up and Coming’ tour, over three decades on from 11 September, 1979, when he was last here on tour with Wings.

The 2010 tour brings four massive outdoor shows to the UK this summer that will feature a typically diverse set of music from all of Paul’s unrivalled career, with songs from The Beatles, Wings and Paul’s solo work, including tracks from The Fireman’s 2008 album ‘Electric Arguments’.

Kicking-off at the Isle of Wight Festival, this summer’s tour will rock Hampden Park in Glasgow, the Millennium Stadium and London’s Hyde Park Calling respectively in June and tickets for the Millennium Stadium gig will be released on Monday, 8 March, at 9.00am.

Millennium Stadium venue sales manager Alex Luff said: “This is a massive coup for Cardiff and for the Millennium Stadium which has held its reputation as a must-play live entertainments venue for over a decade since our first ever concert on Millennium Eve.

“It is guaranteed to be a fantastic occasion for everyone involved, especially the live music fans out there who turn up in their thousands each year to support the biggest names in industry from Madonna to the Manic Street Preachers.

“Macca fans out there should snap up their tickets early when they are released on Monday so they do not miss out on the biggest solo-artist concert this year in Cardiff.”

The UK got a recent taste for Paul’s live show last Christmas when he brought his 2009 ‘Good Evening Europe’ tour to a climactic and memorable finale at London’s O2 Arena, his only UK show of 2009. Reviews for the show were phenomenal and prove that Paul McCartney is a live experience that no-one should miss.

“The man is living history and the way he continues to bring new energy to his past is incredible,’ reported the UK’s largest Sunday paper, News Of The World.

The Telegraph exclaimed, “Paul McCartney used his only UK concert of 2009 as a showcase for an epic display of back-to-back basics music-making. Armed only with his four-piece band and the greatest collection of hits in pop history, he travelled back and forth across the decades like the Dr Who of rock and roll. Whatever elixir the 67-year-old Macca is running on remains a mystery, but he seems to get a huge charge from performing to an audience, especially one that is bombarding him with waves of adoration.”

Paul’s live shows have reached a new legendary status in recent years garnering unprecedented reviews from fans and critics alike wherever he goes.

This summer’s run of UK live shows are set to be the hottest tickets of the year. Don’t miss your chance to be there and witness some of that marvellous Macca magic

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