Paul McCartney announces London O2 Arena Christmas show

Former Beatle to play rare UK arena gig

Paul McCartney will play a one-off Christmas show in London this December. The former Beatle will perform at the O2 Arena on December 22.

The gig will be McCartney‘s first arena gig in the capital for over six years. It will be 46 years to the day since The Beatles played their first Christmas show at Liverpool‘s Empire Theatre.

Since his last UK tour in 2003 McCartney has only played three major shows: his Glastonbury festival headline slot in 2004, the BBC Electric Proms in 2007, and the European Capital Of Culture show in Liverpool last year.

The singer will also embark on a series of European dates, taking in six cities including Berlin and Paris.

Tickets go on sale at 9am (BST) on Monday (October 26).

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Paul McCartney will play:

Hamburg Color Line Arena (December 2)
Berlin O2 World (3)
Arnhem Gelredome (9)
Paris Bercy (10)
Cologne Koln Arena (16)
Dublin O2 Arena (20)
London O2 Arena (22)