As first reported here this week, Paul McCartney will kick off his first major tour since 1993 on April 1 in Oakland, Calif. The Driving USA tour, which was originally only scheduled to encompass 12 d

As first reported here this week, Paul McCartney will kick off his first major tour since 1993 on April 1 in Oakland, Calif. The Driving USA tour, which was originally only scheduled to encompass 12 dates, has been expanded to 20 shows in 19 North American cities, closing May 18 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. International touring details are still being finalized.

The artist's touring band will include guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., both of whom played on McCartney's latest Capitol set, "Driving Rain." Brian Ray will handle bass and guitar "when necessary," according to organizers. Look for the setlist to include material from the Beatles, Wings, and McCartney's solo albums.

"I'm chuffed to be asked to stay longer on the road," McCartney said in a statement. "Hopefully this will make the tour more of a trip." The artist's 1993 trek was captured for posterity on the concert set "Paul Is Live," which went heavy on such Beatles favorites as "Drive My Car," "We Can Work It Out," "Penny Lane," and "Lady Madonna."

Here are Paul McCartney's tour dates:

April 1: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena / on sale March 10)
April 3: San Jose, Calif. (San Jose Arena / on sale March 10)
April 5-6: Las Vegas (MGM Grand / on sale March 4)
April 10: Chicago (United Center / on sale March 9)
April 13: Toronto (Air Canada Center / on sale March 9)
April 16: Philadelphia (First Union Center / on sale March 9)
April 17: East Rutherford, N.J. (Continental Airlines Arena / on sale March 11)
April 19: Boston (FleetCenter / on sale March 9)
April 23: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center / on sale March 9)
April 26: New York (Madison Square Garden / on sale March 9)
April 29: Cleveland (Gund Arena / on sale March 16)
May 1: Auburn Hills, Mich. (Palace of Auburn Hills / on sale March 11)
May 4: Los Angeles (Staples Center / on sale March 24)
May 5: Anaheim, Calif. (the Pond / on sale March 23)
May 7: Denver (Pepsi Arena / on sale March 23
May 9: Dallas (Reunion Arena / on sale March 16)
May 12: Atlanta (Phillips Arena / on sale March 23)
May 15: Tampa, Fla. (Ice Palace / on sale March 16)
May 18: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (National Car Rental Center / on sale March 23)