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Major concert announcement set for 11 a.m.

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A whole lot of Winnipeg's over-40 set are likely thinking this today: With a little luck it'll be McCartney.

Concert promoters Live Nation, the Winnipeg Football Club and True North Sports and Entertainment will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. today to announce "a major historical concert event" to be held at Investors Group Field this summer.

The Free Press will carry a live stream of the announcement, starting at 11 a.m.

The name of the performer, the date or the time of the show have not been revealed, but there is speculation it could be legendary performer Paul McCartney.  Late last week, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Live Nation promotions will announce in the nation’s capital today that the former Beatle is playing Scotiabank Place in early July. A similar announcement is also set for Regina today.

A McCartney fan site is also reporting the Winnipeg concert will be held Aug. 11, which is actually when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a bye week on their CFL schedule.

That information has not been confirmed.

McCartney is currently on a major world tour called Out There. He has tour dates booked at the end of June in Europe, but is touring again in North America in July.

Live Nation’s Ian Low, Kevin Donnelly of True North and Winnipeg Blue Bombers president Garth Buchko will be at the Winnipeg announcement, which will be at Investors Group Field.

McCartney last played in Winnipeg on May 21, 1993 at Winnipeg Stadium.

 

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