Paul McCartney World Tour Shaping Up
Paul McCartney's "Out There!" world tour is slowly taking shape, with dates now on the books for Brazil, Italy, Poland, and Austria. So far, McCartney's only confirmed U.S. show is an appearance at the Bonnaroo Festival, which runs from June 13th to 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Inside sources tell us that the former Beatle is expected to play up to two-dozen dates over the late spring and summer, marking his most intensive North American road trek since 2005. Although still not officially announced, The Boston Globe is reporting that McCartney will be returning to Boston's Fenway Park on July 9th.
Paul McCartney says that unlike the days of rampant Beatlemania, dealing with fame and the general public these days is pretty much mellow and enjoyable for him: "Y'know, only occasionally it gets a little bit too hectic, y'know, where you can't get out of your office building, 'cause, like there millions of people there or something, But I say, that comes with the game, y'know, that's the fame game. And those people have come there only 'cause they like you, so you can't really blame them, either, y'know? So, yeah, I've come to terms with it. It is something I do enjoy and I suppose I'm enjoying it as much as I ever did now, really."
Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
May 4 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Mineirao Stadium
May 6 - Goiania, Brazil - Serra Dourada Stadium
May 9 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Castelao Stadium
June 13 - 16 - Manchester, Tennessee - Bonnaroo Festival (date TBA)
June 22 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
June 25 - Verona, Italy - Roman Amphitheatre
June 27 - Vienna, Austria - Happel Stadium