Paul McCartney announces One On One Tour dates in North America and Europe

Paul McCartney will hit the road in 2016 with a brand new world tour. Dubbed the "One On One Tour," the legendary British pop-rocker has confirmed the first string of dates, which will take place in North America and Europe.

The ex-Beatle made the announcement via a news release posted on March 9 at his official Paul McCartney website. The new dates include five shows in the U.S., two in Canada and four more dates in Europe.

The tour will kick off with McCartney making his first ever stop on April 15 in Fresno, California, at Savemart Arena. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will then visit Portland, Oregon for the first time in 11 years, followed by a stop in Seattle and a pair of shows in Vancouver, British Columbia. The On On One Tour will also include two other first ever U.S. cities, including North Little Rock Arkansa and the final date so far, slated for May 2 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at Denny Sanford Premier Center.

The 21-time Grammy winner will then launch his European run on May 28, Dusseldorf, Germany, at ESPRIT Arena. The ex-Wings superstar will make stops in Dusseldorf and Munich before wrapping up June 14 in Berlin, at Waldbuhne Berlin. Previously announced festival stops include June 12 in Landgraaf, Netherlands, at Pinkpop Festival and June 30 in Werchter, Belgium, at Rock Werchter Festival.

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The "Band on the Run" hitmaker promise a re-designed set with state of the art audio and video technology. Fans can expect massive LED screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, an assortment of hits and beloved album from the most enviable back catalogue in the business, including songs from McCartney's solo career, as well as classics from his days with The Beatles and Wings.

The announcement of Macca's new tour was dampened by news of the passing of ex-Beatles/McCartney producer George Martin on Tuesday at age 90. In a lengthy Facebook post, McCartney called him a "second father" and wrote, "If any earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George."

See below for McCartney's 2016 One On One Tour schedule. Tickets for select events are available at AXS. For all the latest details on Paul McCartney, click here. here.

Paul McCartney's 2016 One On One Tour schedule:

April 13 – Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center
April 15 – Portland, Ore., Moda Center
April 17 – Seattle, Wash., KeyArena At Seattle Center
April 19 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
April 20 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Rogers Arena
April 30 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, S.D., Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 28 – Dusseldorf, Germany, ESPRIT Arena
June 10 – Munich, Germany, Olympic Stadium
June 12 – Landgraaf, Netherlands Megaland (Pinkpop Festival)
June 14 – Berlin, Germany, Waldbühne Berlin
June 30 – Werchter, Belgium, Festivalpark (Rock Werchter Festival