Paul McCartney will go “Out There” for a series of nine tour dates in Europe in May, June and July, including one at London's 02 Arena to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song “Yesterday,” according to reports March 5 in the UK Guardian, the UK Independent and the Liverpool Echo, which were all given the announcement of the shows. (Update: The tour was officially announced by McCartney March 6.)
So far, the European tour will encompass nine dates, though other dates might be added, sources say. The first three shows will be in the UK on May 23rd at The O2 Arena in London, May 27th at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and May 28th at the Echo Arena in his hometown of Liverpool.
From there, the tour will hit the European mainland and play June 5 at the Nouveau Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France; June 7 at the ZiggoDome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; June 11 at the Stade De France in Paris, France; July 4 at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark; July 7 at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway; and July 9 at the Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Tickets for all the shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on Monday. The nine dates add to his previous announced shows April 21, 23, 25 and 27 in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan, May 2 in Seoul, Korea and June 19 at the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, his only U.S. date announced so far.
McCartney's latest collaboration with Kanye West, “All Day,” raised eyebrows last week because of its very explicit content and because of its use of an old McCartney outtake.