Paul McCartney invites Quebec train disaster survivors to "Out There" show
Paul McCartney has given free tickets to tonight's (7/23) Quebec City concert to survivors of the Lac-Megantic train disaster which took place earlier this month.
On July 6, about 2,000 were forced to flee their homes when a runaway train carrying crude oil jumped the tracks in Lac-Megantic, a small town in the Quebec province. Forty-seven people were killed in the early morning train wreck.
The former Beatle is also expected to address the survivors, according to the concert promoter 3 E Event, Experience, Emotion.
The former Beatles' "Out There" tour will take a short break before returning to the road for another three North American stops, including an Aug. 9 appearance at San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival.
Since last check, a handful of Japanese stops have been added in November to round out the itinerary.
McCartney's worldwide run features music spanning his extensive career, including solo work and songs from his time with The Beatles and Wings.
23 - Quebec City, Quebec - Plains of Abraham
9 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
12 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Investors Group Field
14 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
15 - Fukuoka, Japan - Kukuoka Dome
18, 19 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
21 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome