McCartney Ready To Tour Again
As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing, dubbed the "US" tour and presented by Lexus,As first tipped here in January, Paul McCartney will tour North America this fall, beginning Sept. 16 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The outing, dubbed the "US" tour and presented by Lexus, will come in support of the artist's upcoming Capitol album, which is yet untitled. So far, 28 shows are on tap through a Nov. 29 finale at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Highlights of the itinerary include return visits to Boston's Fleet Center, New York's Madison Square Garden, Chicago's United Center and Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. Other markets include first-time McCartney visits to Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha, Neb. Such cities as Miami and Seattle will see McCartney's return after nearly 15 years.
McCartney last toured North America in 2002, when he was the top touring artist in the world, grossing $126 million from 58 shows, according to Billboard Boxscore.
The former Beatles legend will be joined by drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr., guitarist Rusty Anderson, guitarist/bassist Brian Ray and keyboardist Paul "Wix" Wickens.
Tickets for some shows go on sale beginning Thursday (April 22).
Here are Paul McCartney's tour dates:
Sept. 16: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Sept. 17: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Sept. 20: Atlanta (Philips Arena)
Sept. 22: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Sept. 26: Boston (FleetCenter)
Oct. 4-5: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Oct. 8: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
Oct. 10: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Oct. 14: Detroit (Palace at Auburn Hills)
Oct. 18: Chicago (United Center)
Oct. 22: Columbus, Ohio (Value City Arena)
Oct. 23: Milwaukee (Bradley Center)
Oct. 26: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Oct. 27: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Oct. 30: Omaha, Neb. (Qwest Center)
Nov. 1: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Nov. 3: Seattle (Key Arena)
Nov. 4: Portland, Ore. (Rose Garden)
Nov. 7: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)
Nov. 11: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond)
Nov. 16: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
Nov. 19: Houston (Toyota Center)
Nov. 20: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Nov. 23: Phoenix (Glendale Arena)
Nov. 25-26: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden)
Nov. 29: Los Angeles (Staples Center)