Paul McCartney has today announced that he'll be touring the UK and Europe with a string of live shows as part of his 'Out There' tour.

Paul McCartney will play 3 UK dates

Paul McCartney will play 3 UK dates

Speaking of the forthcoming London O2 Arena show on May 23, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of 'Yesterday', Paul said: "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."

Tickets for the live shows go on sale Monday, March 9 at 10am. Check out the UK and Europe dates below.

  • 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

Talking about playing UK shows, Paul added: "It's always great when you get to play in your home country. It's been a little while since I've performed here so we're planning a few surprises and looking forward to playing some songs we've never played here. We've taken this tour all over the world but there's nothing quite like rocking out with your home audience. We'll see you soon."

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