Paul McCartney has just added Japanese dates to his “Out There” tour making an Australian tour now very likely.
In November, he and his band – Brian Ray (guitar/bass), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards) and Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) – will play five shows in Japan.
His last visit to the Land Of The Rising Sun was in November 2002, where he performed three sellout shows in Tokyo and two more in Osaka.
McCartney played his 17th gig of his “Out There” tour in Indianapolis on Monday night, and plays Milwaukee’s Miller Park this evening. His shows are legendary with nearly three hours of spectacular performances from what is arguably pop’s richest back-catalogue.
The “Out There” tour began 4th May in Brazil and McCartney and his band have performed in cities including Memphis, Warsaw, Verona (in a 1st Century amphitheatre), Vienna, Ottawa and Boston.
Four of the five Japan tour dates have been confirmed so far:
15th November : Fukuoka Dome
18th November : Tokyo Dome
19th November : Tokyo Dome
21st November : Tokyo Dome
with a further concert in Osaka yet to be announced.
With just a mere 5086 miles (8184 km) and a paltry 10 hours and 3o minutes flying time between Tokyo and Melbourne, let’s hope that Sir Paul makes a welcome return to Australia soon.
It’s only been 20 years!
Eight Days A Week (from Beatles For Sale, 1964)
Junior’s Farm (single, 1974)
All My Loving (from With The Beatles, 1963)
Listen To What The Man Said (from Venus & Mars, 1975)
Let Me Roll It (from Band On The Run, 1973)
Paperback Writer (single, 1966)
My Valentine (from Kisses On The Bottom, 2012)
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five (from Band On The Run, 1973)
The Long And Winding Road (from Let It Be, 1970)
Maybe I’m Amazed (from McCartney, 1970)
I’ve Just Seen A Face (from Help!, 1965)
We Can Work It Out (single, 1965)
Another Day (single, 1971)
And I Love Her (From A Hard Days Night, 1964)
Blackbird (from The Beatles, 1968)
Here Today (from Tug Of War, 1982)
Your Mother Should Know (from Magical Mystery Tour, 1967)
Lady Madonna (single, 1968)
Lovely Rita (from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
All Together Now (from Yellow Submarine, 1969)
Mrs Vandebilt (from Band On The Run, 1973)
Eleanor Rigby (from Revolver, 1966)
Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite (from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967)
Something (from Abbey Road, 1969)
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (from The Beatles, 1968)
Band On The Run (from Band On The Run, 1973)
Back In The USSR (from The Beatles, 1968)
Let It Be (from Let It Be, 1970)
Live and Let Die (single, 1973)
Hey Jude (single, 1968)
Day Tripper (single, 1965)
Hi Hi Hi (single, 1972)
I Saw Her Standing There (from Please Please Me, 1963)
Yesterday (from Help, 1965)
Helter Skelter (from The Beatles, 1968)
Golden Slumbers (from Abbey Road, 1969)
Carry That Weight (from Abbey Road, 1969)
The End (from Abbey Road, 1969)
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