News: Paul McCartney sings with Barack Obama, Jack White, Dave Grohl and others — and then he announces a Denver concert in mid-July

Sir Paul will be visiting the Mile High City soon.
Sir Paul will be visiting the Mile High City soon.

Less than 24 hours after receiving the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Barack Obama, Paul McCartney announced a couple North American dates — including a concert at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

McCartney’s “Up and Coming 2010” tour will play the Pepsi Center on July 15, promoter AEG Live Rocky Mountains announced this afternoon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 14 at or 866-461-6556.

Check out the video to see McCartney lead an impressive cast in a sing-along of the Beatles hit “Hey Jude.” It’s strange to see Stevie Wonder up there rocking out with Barack and Michelle Obama, especially when McCartney starts playing the silly, “Now just the ladies sing” games. But it’s historic, too, what with Jack White and Elvis Costello playing and singing together.

Wait. Is that Jerry Seinfeld? Yes. Yes it is.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and co-editor of Reverb and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post. He is also the executive director of the Underground Music Showcase, Colorado’s premier indie music festival.