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Report: Paul McCartney Out There! tour may be heading for Korea

Seoul Olympic Stadium, aka Jamsil Olympic Stadium, the possible site of the McCartney concert.
Seoul Olympic Stadium, aka Jamsil Olympic Stadium, the possible site of the McCartney concert.
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Two Korean websites, The Korea Times and Innolife in reports March 7 and 9, respectively, have leaked word that Paul McCartney is negotiating a possible concert in Korea for the 2014 edition of his Out There! tour.

The Korea Times report says the projected date for the concert is May 28 in Seoul at Jamsil Olympic Stadium, though the concert has not yet been finalized. McCartney has not played in Korea in the past either as a solo performer or with the Beatles, so this would be a first time visit. Innolife said Korean fans are excited by the prospect of the concert.

According to the Times, 9 Entertainment has filed papers to rent the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in southern Seoul for the potential concert. Also known as Seoul Olympic Stadium, it was used in the 1988 Summer Olympic Games which took place from Sept. 17 to Oct. 2 of that year. It holds roughly 69,000 people.

Early today, McCartney's website announced the first real date of his 2014 Out There! tour to take place April 21 in Santiago, Chile. Unconfirmed reports have other concerts, as yet unconfirmed, in South America and Japan, and possibly the U.S.

(Thanks to Jash Paul McCartney News.)


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