Former Beatle Paul McCartney announces 14-date US tour, his first concerts since 2019

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) – Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date U.S. concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first string of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, it has been announced. Friday the former Beatle (February 18).

The Got Back Tour kicks off April 28 in Spokane, Washington, McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back concerts at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the tour schedule posted on its official website.

The tour is set to stop in 11 other US cities over the next six weeks, ending at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 16, two days before McCartney’s 80th birthday.

McCartney’s outing is sure to figure as a highlight of the spring and summer 2022 arena music scene, as recording stars begin to return to live performances after a pandemic-forced two-year hiatus. of Covid-19.

McCartney is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century in his 1960s collaboration with the Beatles and singer-songwriter John Lennon.

Lennon died aged 40 after being shot by a fan in New York on December 8, 1980.

McCartney was the latest on the concert circuit with a 39-date world tour that culminated in a sold-out show in July 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

“I said at the end of the last tour that I would see you next time. I said, I was going to come back to you. Well, I came back,” the musician said in a statement announcing his last release, alluding to the Beatles’ 1969 hit Get Back.

The writing and recording of the song was featured prominently in The Beatles: Get Back, a recently released documentary film series directed by Peter Jackson that covers the making of the band’s 1970 Let It Be album.

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