Paul McCartney Announces First U.S. Arena Date of 2015
Even after nearly 60 years as an active musician, Paul McCartney is still one of the most prolific touring artists. The former Beatle just announced his first U.S. arena date of 2015: Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on June 21st. It will be his first show in the city since 2010.
McCartney, who is currently touring Japan and South Korea, played 32 dates on the Out There tour across South, Central and North America last year. Though the Philly spot is his first arena date of 2015, the artist has confirmed two festival appearances: Firefly on June 19th and Lollapalooza on July 31st.
McCartney has kept busy since the release of his 2013 album New. The music veteran has found a new collaborator in Kanye West and has appeared on three of the rapper’s latest singles, “Only One,” “All Day” and “FourFiveSeconds.” McCartney, West and Rihanna debuted their first live performance of “FourFiveSeconds” at this year’s Grammy Awards. A week later, McCartney surprised fans with an intimate Valentine’s Day show at New York City club Irving Plaza.
Last week, the musician inducted fellow Beatle Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “It’s about fucking time, man!” McCartney said after the ceremony where he and Starr performed together. “That’s what my daughter said a few years back. It’s great. It’s the completion. Now the four of us are in as a band, and as individuals. It would have been a shame if he hadn’t been in, right?”
Tickets for the Wells Fargo Center show will go on sale May 1st at noon local time.