Newly Married Paul McCartney Announces European Tour

Leon Hall
MARRIED: Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell Sir Paul tied the knot with American Shevell in London on Oct. 9, 2011 on what would have been fellow Beatle John Lennon's 71st birthday.

He may just have married for the third time, but former Beatle Paul McCartney isn't settling down to a quiet life. Fresh from walking down the aisle with Nancy Shevell, the singer-songwriter has announced plans for an 11-date tour to begin next month.

His On The Run tour will play dates in Russia, Europe, London and his hometown of Liverpool as well as the United Arab Emirates. It will wrap up in the Beatles home city of Liverpool with a performance at the Echo Arena on Dec. 20, with tickets due to go on sale on Thursday.

Paul McCartney Weds Nancy Shevell in London Ceremony

"Playing live is one of the most exciting parts of my job," the singer said in a statement announcing the tour. "My audiences seem to get better each year, and the band and I love the buzz and feedback they give us."

The 69-year-old married Shevell at Marylebone Registry office in London in front of guests including Ringo Starr, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood and musician Jools Holland.

Fans queued for hours to catch a glimpse of the couple, who married in the same spot that McCartney had wed his first wife Linda more than 40 years ago. The bride wore a knee-length ivory silk dress designed by Stella McCartney and the groom told gathered fans "I feel absolutely wonderful."