McCartney to play Apollo Theatre for Sirius XM

NEW YORK - While Beatles fans celebrate the addition of the band’s catalogue to iTunes, Paul McCartney will help Sirius XM Radio ring in a milestone of its own next month.

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Published: Wed 17 Nov 2010, 10:56 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:34 AM

McCartney will play New York’s Apollo Theatre for the first time on Dec. 13, in an invitation-only event for listeners of the satellite radio service as it approaches 20 million subscribers.

The concert will be broadcast live on six different Sirius XM channels. The company also announced the launch of “Paul McCartney’s Band on the Run Radio,” a commercial-free music channel showcasing McCartney’s catalogue that will run 24/7 from Nov. 29 to Dec. 26.

The channel coincides with the reissue earlier this month of “Band on the Run,” McCartney’s 1973 album with Wings.

“Sir Paul’s performance at the Apollo Theatre is our way of thanking our subscribers,” Sirius president and chief content officer Scott Greenstein said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to offer them an opportunity to attend the event and listen live to this once-in-a-lifetime concert on Sirius XM.

The news follows Apple’s announcement on Tuesday that the Beatles’ catalog is now for sale on iTunes.

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