In an interview done Oct. 11 in English with the German TV network ZDF to promote his “New” album, Paul McCartney said he wants to do a European tour that will include shows in Germany and the UK in 2014.
“I'm going to Japan next, in November, so I kind of got some touring booked for the new album,” he said. “But I think we'll come to Germany, Europe, UK – I haven't been to UK either in a little while – but it might be good to come next year. I'd like it.”
McCartney also says he doesn't think about copying the Beatles when he writes new songs.
“Even if I want to escape the influences of the Beatles, it's impossible because that's where I learned everything. And so I don't really think about it. I just write a song and record it. And sometimes, maybe those too sound like they could have been Beatles tracks. But that's not a bad thing for me, you know. I think the Beatles made some pretty good records.”
He also said he started thinking about a new album after his work with the New York City Ballet for “Ocean's Kingdom” in 2011.
“While I was making the music for the ballet in New York, I was having a great time, but I was thinking it would be nice when I get back to writing some new songs. And then when I was doing the standards ("Kisses on the Bottom"), which were old songs mostly ... I was in my dad's world, which is beautiful, I love it. It's very emotional for me because it's the music of my parents' generation. But at the same time, I was thinking, 'Can't wait to make a new album.'”
You can see the full interview here. McCartney's "New" album is released in the UK on Oct. 14 and the U.S. on Oct. 15.
(Thanks to John Book.)
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