The Mexico City date will be Paul's first visit to Mexico since his Up And Coming Tour in 2010. It was the first of that tour's two shows at Mexico City's Foro Sol Stadium on the 27th May 2010 that shattered records, as 60,000 tickets were snapped up in within mere minutes of going on sale. Sources at Ticketmaster Mexico speculated that tickets could have gone even more quickly had technology been able to keep up with the overwhelming demand. A second show was added on 28th May 2010 and both shows instantly became the stuff of local legend, along with Paul's 2002 three-night stand at the Palacio de los Deportes and his first visit on 1993's New World Tour, and deservedly so. It's unlikely that Mexico will ever experience such enthusiastic singalongs and impressive synchronized cigarette lighter work again--that is, until Paul returns in May!
Not even three months in, 2012 is already proving yet another banner year for Paul McCartney. One week in February alone saw more and greater experiences and accolades for Paul than most artists rack up in a lifetime: The same week that Paul's new Kisses On The Bottom album was released, Paul received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which finally took its rightful place alongside those of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in front of the famed Capitol Records building. That evening Paul would perform the bulk of his new album Kisses On The Bottom in an exclusive concert streamed live on iTunes from the intimate confines of Capitol Studios and featuring a stellar ensemble anchored by Diana Krall and Joe Walsh, among others. The following evening, Paul was honored for his musical and philanthropic achievements as Person of the Year at the annual MusiCares gala fund-raiser that featured the likes of Foo Fighters, Norah Jones, Tony Bennett, Alison Krauss, Neil Young, Alicia Keys, James Taylor, Sergio Mendes, Coldplay, Duane Eddy and Katy Perry honoring Paul with interpretations of classics from his peerless catalogue - and raising a record $6.5 million-plus to provide medical care and other emergency assistance for musicians in need. Paul concluded that monumental week at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, beginning the evening with the Band On The Run: Paul McCartney Archive Collection Deluxe Edition winning Best Historical Album, and later wowing the 39-million-strong second-largest Grammy viewership in history with both extremes of his vast musical spectrum: First with a spellbinding rendering of "My Valentine," then with a rousing Abbey Road medley finale, culminating in the most epic jam session in the history of American television, as Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh and Dave Grohl joined Paul and the band to bring the house down with a six-guitar crossfire.
And as Paul closed the Grammys with those immortal words--"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" - they rang true as ever as an expression of the love that Paul McCartney and his fans continue to give and receive from one another--and that Guadalajara and Mexico City will undoubtedly be sharing in abundance come this May.