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On Aug. 5 Mount Sentinel Gets New Name: Mount McCartney

August 04, 2014

MISSOULA – It may be “Out There,” but University of Montana President Royce Engstrom will welcome Sir Paul McCartney right here to UM on Tuesday, Aug. 5, by renaming Mount Sentinel for a day.

In honor of the visiting rock icon, UM together with the city of Missoula will proclaim Mount Sentinel and its iconic M be named Mount McCartney for Tuesday.

“We are thrilled to have a legend such as Paul McCartney playing in our community,” Engstrom said. “This concert not only brings folks from around our great state together in Missoula, but also attracts fans from around the country. We think Washington-Grizzly Stadium is a wonderful place to host a concert of this caliber.”

The City of Missoula is also pleased to welcome McCartney and to share the public M.

“It’s exciting to have an artist of this magnitude visit Missoula,” Mayor John Engen said. “We hope he has a good time here, and we know we will enjoy his visit.”

The Missoula concert is a continuation of McCartney’s acclaimed Out There tour, which visited 23 cities across South America, Europe, North America and Japan in 2013. The tour will visit 19 U.S. cities, including Missoula, this year.

This will be McCartney’s first-ever performance in Missoula.

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Contact: Brynn Molloy, assistant athletic director of marketing and community relations, UM Intercollegiate Athletics, 406-243-4336, brynn1.molloy@umontana.edu.