Paul McCartney hints at London residency

Former Beatle admits he 'fancies' playing a long run of shows in the capital

Paul McCartney has admitted he wants to play a residency in London.

The former Beatle is due to perform at London‘s 02 Arena on Tuesday (December 22) and has hinted at the idea of doing an extended run of shows at the venue.

“I quite fancy that,” he said. “Last time I ever did that was when The Beatles used to do Christmas shows, and it was brilliant because you would be there for a week or two. It was fantastic, just dossing in your overcoat and everything.”

McCartney also revealed he wanted to play more shows in the UK this year.

He told Absolute Radio: “I came back from America and a lot of people said, ‘Oh I hear you’ve been to America, are you doing any British dates?’ I said, ‘No’, and they said, ‘Oh why not?’.

“So I rung my promoter and said, ‘Hey, can we do some English dates and can we play maybe Scotland?’

“He had a brilliant idea of the Union Jack Tour, it was going to be Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, but he couldn’t get the availability at such short notice. The only thing he could really get firm was The O2, so he built a little European tour around it, and he got Dublin as well.”