Paul McCartney confirms UK tour
06 Mar 2015
Paul McCartney has revealed details of a three-date UK tour including a concert at London’s The O2.
The iconic singer and songwriter will bring his Out There tour to the UK in May. He will play just three shows in London, Birmingham and Liverpool with tickets on general sale on Monday 9 March.
Starting the UK leg of Out There, Paul McCartney will play London’s The O2 arena on 23 May. The show will also mark the 50th anniversary of Yesterday and will be his 50th concert in the capital as a solo artist.
Paul McCartney’s tour will continue to Birmingham where he will play the Barclaycard Arena on 27 may before he returns to his hometown for the final date on his UK tour. The Liverpool concert is scheduled for 28 May at the Echo Arena.
The Out There tour has previously visited 12 countries and will continue around Europe following the UK concerts. Paul McCartney will be joined by his band - Paul Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – who he has played with for 10 years.
The tour will be a celebration of the Liverpool born musician’s career, which has spanned over five decades initially starting with his days in the Beatles alongside John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Paul McCartney went on to achieve huge success as a solo star. His last album, New, was released in 2013 while, more recently, he has worked with R&B superstars Rihanna and Kanye West.
The end of 2014 saw the release of Only One, his collaboration with Kanye West, which charted at No.1 on the UK R&B chart. FourFiveSeconds followed in 2015, which was another Kanye West collaboration but this time with the addition of Rihanna.
Tickets for Paul McCartney’s tour will go on general sale on Monday 9 March while ticket presales start on Saturday 7 March.
Paul McCartney tour dates
The O2, London (23)
Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (27)
Liverpool Echo Arena (28)