From Paul McCartney’s website:
Paul has announced his first live dates of 2013, which will be part of an all new tour called ‘Out There!’. The tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, even visiting some places they’ve never been before. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks.
First 2013 live dates announced with more to follow in the coming weeks:
22nd June: Warsaw, Poland – National Stadium
27th June: Vienna, Austria – Happel Stadium
Expect McCartney’s set list to include music from his entire career, from Beatles to Wings to solo work.
McCartney is also working on a follow-up to last year’s Kisses On the Bottom disc. He’s already recorded some tracks with Mark Ronson.
I had the opportunity to see McCartney at Toronto’s ACC in 2005 and it was an unbelievable show. Three+ hours and the setlist covered all the bases, not to mention an incredible lights and effects show. If you’ve never seen him live, I highly recommend you try and catch him on the upcoming tour.
Check out his killer set from the 12-12-12 Sandy relief show:
(**BEATLES TRIVIA ALERT**: 50 years ago today, March 22nd 1963, The Beatles released their first album, Please Please Me.)
In other tour news, John Mayer has announced his first tour in three years following his extended break from the road due to throat issues. The tour launches July 5th in Milwaukee but Mayer will be playing a couple of shows at the end of April (one of which will be at the New Orleans Jazz Fest) as a warm-up. Opening up for Mayer on the tour will be American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. There will be one Cdn. stop on the tour: August 14th at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
****UPDATE: Tickets go on sale March 30th.****
Read an excerpt from Billboard magazine’s new interview with Mayer here.
Last month, CBS’ Sunday Morning had a story on Mayer. Check it out below:
Want to hear the new song, “Dear Marie”? Scroll to the 11:40 mark of this video: