The long and winding road brings Paul McCartney back to this old ballpark, although Dodger Stadium was just a few years old the last time he played here, with The Beatles in 1966. He's always had great groups, from the Fab Four to Wings, and his longtime, mostly L.A.-based backup band — simpatico guitarists Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson, keyboardist Paul Wickens and phenomenal drummer-singer Abe Laboriel Jr. — rocks hard and true enough to keep Macca's recent tours from coming off as merely sentimental. In fact, his band is so deft, they can pull off in concert the complicated studio arrangements that The Beatles never imagined they could perform live. With a brace of catchy new tunes including “Queenie Eye” and the affecting John Lennon homage “Here Today,” McCartney doesn't have to live exclusively in the past.

Sun., Aug. 10, 7 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 08/10/14)

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