UPDATE (4/28): McCartney has added two more dates to his U.S. tour. See below for full dates.
UPDATE (4/21): McCartney has added five more dates to his U.S. tour.
UPDATE (4/16): McCartney has added six more dates to his U.S. tour, including stops in Dallas, Atlanta and Nashville.
Other than some Beatles-related celebrations earlier this year, Paul McCartney has not played the U.S. since his surprise high-school assembly gig last October. That will change, however, when he plays four U.S. shows, beginning this June, following a handful of international dates as part of his ongoing Out There tour in support of his 2013 album New. On June 19th, McCartney will play New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center and on June 26th, he will set up shop at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center. Then in July, he will perform in Albany, New York at the Times Union Center on the 5th and at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center on the 7th. The former Beatle’s website says he will announce more dates in the future.
McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone last year and, in addition to talking about New, said that he had finally settled his differences with Yoko Ono, going so far as to call her a “badass.” “I thought, ‘If John loved her, there’s got to be something. He’s not stupid,'” he said. “It’s like, what are you going to do? Are you going to hold a grudge you never really had?”
He and Ono appeared in public together earlier this year at both the Grammys and the filming of a TV special, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles. A variety of artists including Dave Grohl, the Eurythmics and Maroon 5 performed Beatles songs at the latter event, and McCartney performed at both, as did Ringo Starr, with the pair performing together both times. When all was said and done, McCartney benefited from a post-Grammy sales bump for his collaboration with Nirvana, “Cut Me Some Slack.”
Paul McCartney U.S. Tour (New dates in bold)
June 14 – Lubbock, TX – United Spirit Arena
June 16 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 19 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center
June 21 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
June 22 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
June 25 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
June 26 – Louisville, KY – Yum! Center
July 5 – Albany, NY – Times Union Center
July 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center
July 9 – Chicago, IL – United Center
July 12 – Fargo, ND – Fargodome
July 14 – Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 16 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
August 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
August 5 – Missoula, MT – Washington-Grizzly Stadium
August 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena
August 12 – Phoenix, AZ – US Airways Center