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McCartney-Stones Et Al Mega Rock Concert Scooped HERE April 15 Now Confirmed


Well, this morning comes confirmation of the mega rock concert I told you about first back on April 13th. My story was stolen four hours later by the LA Times, the Billboard. But it was right here on Showbiz411 first.

Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Who, Roger Waters and Neil Young will all play Coachella on the weekend of October 5-7, 2016. AEG Live and Goldenvoice are producing.

The shows are: the Stones and Dylan on October 7, McCartney opening for Neil Young on the 8th, and Roger Waters opening for The Who on the 9th. Originally, Waters told me The Who was going to be opening for him, so that changed. In fact. Dylan was supposed to open for the Stones in the original plan. I think the main players all asked to go on first rather than take the stage late, late at night.

Unless the Stones bring Lisa Fischer, there will likely be almost no black people on stage. There are no black headliners. I don’t get this. Why not ask Stevie Wonder, who’s certainly their absolute peer, to be in this event?

Ticket prices are as follows:

3 day passes

General admission – $399

Reserved floor – $699, $999, $1,599

Reserved grandstand – $999, $1599

Standing pit – $1,599

 Single day passes

General admission – $199


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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