Paul McCartney has revealed his first handful of 2015 Out There Tour dates.The ex-Beatle officially announced he will make a return to Japan with four new shows planned for April.
According to news release posted Jan. 29 at the official website of Paul McCartney, the 21-time Grammy winner has scheduled three concerts for Tokyo and one for Osaka. The ex-Wings frontman had to cancel a sold-out tour of the country and postpone dates in the U.S. last May after being hospitalized with an unspecified virus, which sidelined the iconic rocker for a number of weeks.
Touring in support of his critically acclaimed 2013 studio album New, Macca continues his recent pattern of tantilizing fans by leaking only a few live dates at time. The four new shows include: April 21 – Osaka, Kyocera Dome, April 23 – Tokyo, Tokyo Dome, April 25 – Tokyo, Tokyo Dome and April 27 – Tokyo, Tokyo Dome. More world dates are expected to be announced in forthcoming weeks.
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In a a statement, McCartney expressed his disappointment at being forced to cancel out his tour in 2014 but promises his Japanese fans "some nights of rock n' roll" in 2015. "I can't wait to get back to Japan for some more great nights of rock n' roll and fun," writes Macca. "We had such a great time on our trip in 2013 and we were so disappointed that we couldn't perform last year. I want to thank my fans for all the lovely messages you sent me. Looking forward to seeing you all very soon."
The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer initially launched his Out There World Tour in 2013. The show features songs from McCartney's massive back catalogue of hits and beloved album tracks, including material from his solo career, as well as Wings and Beatles era classics. The setlist will also include songs from his 16th solo studio album New.
McCartney recently wrote and performed "Hope for the Future," the ending song for the video game "Destiny" and collaborated with Kanye West on the single "Only One." A 42-song tribute album titled The Art of McCartney, which features a wide range of artists covering Macca's solo and Beatles work was released Nov. 18 via Kobalt. For the latest details on Paul McCartney, click here.