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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

June 19, 2019 — After The Beatles, the most successful and influential rock band of all time broke up in 1970, Paul McCartney didn’t waste a moment and released his first solo album, McCartney. It went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts, and prefaced a phenomenal solo career with his band Wings.

The singer, bass guitarist and enormously gifted songwriter would go on to have even more No. 1 hits, platinum albums and sold-out tours.

By the time the mid-80s rolled around, McCartney’s reign of the charts slowed down, but he continued making important musical contributions, winning 18 Grammys and an Academy Award, getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, receiving a Kennedy Center honor and even achieving knighthood.

Guinness World Records recognizes McCartney as the “most successful songwriter,” having written or co-written 188 charted records in the United Kingdom.

Sir Paul has lost more than a few important people in his life: Linda McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison — but he has endured. His concert tours regularly sell out and win rave reviews. Oh, and he’s 77 years old.

On June 26, “Macca” is bringing his Freshen Up tour to Phoenix. He’ll play the Talking Stick Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are not cheap — but seeing a legend perform never is a frugal endeavor. To learn more about McCartney’s latest tour or to purchase a ticket, visit

Wednesday, June 19

Read all about it! The popular musical Newsies will be held at 7 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. For ticket prices or other details, check out

As Cities Burn will play Pub Rock, 8005 E. Roosevelt St., Scottsdale. All Get Out and Many Rooms will be opening acts. Showtime is at 7 p.m. For more info, check out

Thursday, June 20

Bluegrass band Blue Highway will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum., 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Admission ranges between $38.50 and $48.50. For more information, go to

June 20 and 21

A dance production covering three different pop music periods, British Invasion will run for two nights at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Music from The Beatles, Queen, and more groundbreaking British artists will be featured. Showtime is at 7 p.m. for both days. For ticket prices or other details, go to

Friday, June 21

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience will be held at 6:15 p.m. at The Marquee, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. Admission starts at $20. For more info, check out

Veteran comedian and former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will perform at Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale. For ticket prices or availability, call the box office at 480-850-7734. For other details, visit

Saturday, June 22

It’s not easy to describe British entertainer Eddie Izzard, so it’s best to go see him. He’ll perform today and Sunday at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Admission starts at $52. For showtimes or other details, check out

Sunday June 23

Rob Thomas is bringing his Chip Tooth Tour to town; he’ll play Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington, Phoenix. Abby Anderson is the supporting act. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $43. To learn more, go to

Monday, June 24

Cuba salsa group Orquesta Akokán will perform at 7 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd. Admission ranges from $33.50 to $48.50. Go to for more details.

Friday, June 28

Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd will perform at 8 p.m. at Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington, Phoenix. The show will feature a retrospective of Pink Floyd’s groundbreaking album Dark Side of the Moon. For more info, check out

Saturday, June 29

Dave Riley and Bob Corritore will play The Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. The show starts at 9 p.m.; admission is $10. For more details, go to

Rock band Atala will perform at the Yucca Tap Room, 29 W. Southern Ave. in Tempe. Sixes, Via Vengeance, Stone Witch and Loserfur are also on the bill. This free show will start at 8 p.m. Visit to learn more.

Sunday, June 30

Shock movie director extraordinaire John Waters will discuss his new book during a lecture at 7:30 p.m. at Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. For ticket or other information, go to

Wednesday, July 3

Not for the politically timid: Roast of America, featuring Anwar Newton, will take place at 8 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom, 12 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door. For more details, go to


Scottsdale Arts’ Collaborative Community Engagement Program is now open for submissions, and will run through Jan. 30, 2020. This new program enables and encourages local artistic and professional development in Stage 2 of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more, visit

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