Paul McCartney announced in a video Feb. 3 he will make up for the concert in South Korea originally scheduled for last summer but postponed with a new show May 2 at the South Korea Olympic Stadium in Seoul. A pre-sale of tickets for the show begins through his website at 6 p.m. Korea time or 9 a.m. GMT Feb. 10, the announcement said.
“I’m really excited that we are going to South Korea to play our show. I was really looking forward to visiting last year and really touched by all the messages I received from my fans after we were forced to move the show,” he said. “It’s going to be an incredible night and I look forward to rocking with you all very soon.”
The original Korea show, which was scheduled for May 28, 2014, at the Jamsil Sports Complex Main Stadium in Seoul during the 2014 Out There tour, was postponed after McCartney contracted a virus that sent him to the hospital. Four planned Japanese concerts also had to be rescheduled. McCartney announced Jan. 29 that he would be doing four new Japanese shows April 21 at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, and April 23, 25 and 27 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. The new South Korea concert follows those shows.
McCartney was seen at Super Bowl XLIX over the weekend and was photographed with rapper Ludacris. Singer Rihanna released a video of her song “FourFiveSeconds” which features McCartney on YouTube earlier today. Rolling Stone reported Monday that McCartney will be among the musical guests on the “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special to air Feb. 15. The show will be hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Carson Daly and Al Roker of NBC’s “Today.”