Paul McCartney has announced the first date on his 2013 world tour. The opening concert will be played on June 22 at Poland’s National Stadium in Warsaw. This will be the very first time that McCartney will play Poland. The second date of the tour was just announced as being in Vienna’s Happel Stadium on June 27.
The tour will be called, “Out There”!
McCartney’s website will offer pre-sale tickets for these shows starting on Thursday, March 21. Fans will have to sign in to the site using their e-mail addresses that they registered when they signed up. Fans who have not signed up can still do so and be eligible to buy pre-sale tickets.
The statement went on to say that the artist will feature music from his vast catalog, including Beatles songs.
McCartney’s band of the last ten years consists of Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums), Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass guitar/guitar) and Rusty Anderson (guitar).
The announcement went on to say, “The McCartney live experience is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In just three hours some of the greatest moments in music from the last 50 years are relived and, for many, have become the soundtrack to living.”
It went on to say that 2012 marked 40 years since McCartney’s premier tour as a solo artist.
“These past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even in Space!”
The space performance happened in 2005 when McCartney was playing in Anaheim, California. He played, “Good Day Sunshine” and “English Tea,” which were beamed up as a wake-up call to the International Space Station crew of American astronaut, Bill McArthur and Russian cosmonaut Valery Tokarev.”
McArthur told McCartney, “That was simply magnificent. We consider you an explorer just as we are.”
Last year was a very eventful year featuring McCartney finishing a record-breaking, “On the Run” tour, a chart-topping album, “Kisses On the Bottom,” a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, playing at both the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics Opening Ceremony, plus being named MusiCares Person of the Year.
McCartney never seems to sit still for long. He is also working on a new studio album.
As if that wasn’t enough McCartney news, it was revealed in January that Peter Asher found McCartney’s original recording of, “A World Without Love” in his storage shed.
The demo was recorded in the Asher family home’s attic. There are no plans to release this track.