Paul McCartney, sure isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The English singer has announced that he will be back in Europe this summer for nine special tour dates. The shows will be his the first UK performances since his he played at the Royal Albert Hall in 2012.
McCartney will begin the tour in London on May 23 and will travel throughout the UK and Europe before finishing off the tour in Stockholm on July 9. Check out the list of dates and locations for the tour below the jump and let us know which stop you’re excited for.
McCartney’s performance at the O2 Arena on May 23rd coincides with the 50th anniversary of his classic song ‘Yesterday’. You can read what McCartney had to say about the anniversary below the jump.
Saturday May 23rd – The O2, London, Great Britain
Wednesday May 27th – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, Great Britain
Thursday May 28th – Echo Arena, Liverpool, Great Britain
Friday 5th June – Nouveau Stade Velodrome, Marseille, France
Sunday 7th June – ZiggoDome, Amsterdam, Holland
Thursday 11th June – Stade De France, Paris, France
Saturday 4th July – Roskilde Festival, Denmark
Tuesday 7th July – Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Thursday 9th July – Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
“I’m often never aware of these anniversaries until someone points it out. People always say to me ‘hey, did you know it was 30 years since this and 30 years since that’, so it’s impossible to stay on top of it all. But I never need an excuse to celebrate so it’s always nice to hear! For me it’s a happy coincidence that The O2 show falls at this time. It’s great that people all over the world reacted so well to the song, it’s all you can hope for! It feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years. The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show. It’s always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts and I’m looking forward to singing it along with the audience at the O2 in May.” – Sir Paul McCartney