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article imagePaul McCartney offers concert tickets to Lac-Megantic citizens

By Marcus Hondro     Jul 21, 2013 in Entertainment
Superstar rocker Paul McCartney showed he has his heart in the right place by offering every survivor of the Lac-Megantic tragedy a respite in the form of free tickets. The explosion of a train carrying chemicals killed some 47 in the town on July 6.
The former Beatle's offer is for tickets to his Quebec City concert on July 23, tickets for everyone in the town who would like to go; it's also being reported he will address those who come to the show while on stage.
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The concert, part of McCartney's 'Out There' tour, will take place on the Plains of Abraham, an historic Canadian battle site where the French and British fought in 1775, the outcome influencing the creating of Canada years later. McCartney sold a concert out there in 2008.
The mayor of Lac-Megantic has been informed about the offer and reports are that about 1,000 people intend to take advantage of it and get respite from the disaster. The town is still reeling from the explosion, with many only now being allowed to return to their homes and the clean-up still far from complete.
Stevie Wonder played a Quebec City show this weekend and dedicated it to the town and the victims; he suggested that he may team up with McCartney for a benefit for the town but a promoter subsequently said there are no plans for such an event.
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