After a 2009 that featured a headlining set at Coachella and the inaugural concerts at New York’s Citi Field, Paul McCartney will return to the stage this year with his “Up and Coming” tour, which will stop at unique venues and rarely visited cities throughout the U.S. The trek begins March 28th at Phoenix, Arizona’s Jobing.com Arena, marking the first time McCartney has visited the state since his 2005 tour. On March 30th, McCartney returns to the Hollywood Bowl for the first time since 1993. The exclusive pre-sale for both shows is going on now at McCartney’s official Website, with a general public onsale scheduled for February 28th.
McCartney promises more shows are on tap for 2010. Rumors have been circulating in recent weeks about the Beatle possibly performing at Chicago’s Wrigley Field this summer, but so far that has not been confirmed. Like last year’s concerts, which were documented on the live album Good Evening New York City, the 2010 shows will feature music from McCartney’s entire catalog, from the Beatles to Wings to his most recent Fireman album, Electric Arguments. A press release hints that new songs never before performed by McCartney will also be on the set list, including the track “(I Want To) Come Home,” his contribution to the Everybody’s Fine soundtrack.
Check out the Up and Coming dates below:
Mar. 28 – Glendale AZ@ Jobing.com Arena
Mar. 30 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Mar. 31 – Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Apr. 3 – Miami FL @ Sun Life Stadium
Apr. 5 – Puerto Rico @ Coliseo De Puerto Rico