Paul McCartney fans will soon get their first-ever look at 1972 animated film, which features 1972 concert footage of the legendary British rocker performing with his former band Wings. The 18-time Grammy winner will premiere “The Bruce McMouse Show” in select theaters on Jan. 21.
Rolling Stone reports on Jan. 10 that Sir Paul originally envisioned the project as a concert documentary about his 1972 Wings Over Europe Tour. After reviewing footage, the ex-Beatle decided to combine the concert film with a previous idea about a mouse and his family.
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer began working on a treatment of the film with animator Eric Wylam to use the mouse character to link Wings' performance footage. “Bruce McMouse” was finally completed in 1977, but by then Wings had undergone so many member changes that Macca decided to permanently shelve the project.
Originally directed by Bruce Chattington, the film was visually restored in 2018 and also received a new 5.1 audio mix, which was mastered at Abbey Road. Fans can check out a newly released teaser trailer above and peruse a list of participating theaters here.
The “Band on the Run” hitmaker kicked off 2019 with a surprise non-album single “Get Enough.” McCartney and band will return to the road for a tour of South America, which kicks off March 20 in Santiago, Chile, at National Stadium in continued support of his chart-topping 2018 studio album Egypt Station.
The iconic pop-rocker will make a triumphant return to U.S. shores for a spring trek, which begins on May 23 in New Orleans at Smoothie King Arena. Grab your Paul McCartney tickets now at AXS. For the latest details on Paul McCartney, click here.