Paul McCartney announces US arena show

Former Beatle will play in Philadelphia this June

Paul McCartney has announced details of his first US arena show this year.

The former Beatle will play at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on June 21, according to Rolling Stone, making his first appearance in the city since 2010. McCartney is also set to play at Firefly festival on June 19 and Lollapalooza on July 31.

Earlier this week (April 21), McCartney was mobbed by fans in Japan as he arrived in the country to play a string of tour dates. The singer, who is in Japan to perform rescheduled gigs which were called off last year after he fell sick, was greeted by over 500 fans at Osaka Airport

McCartney was also recently revealed to be the richest musician in the UK according to the Sunday Times. Data from the annual rundown of the wealthiest figures in the British industry has been revealed with the former Beatle (plus wife Nancy Shevell) placed at the top of the Rich List of musicians with an estimated fortune of £730m. Andrew Lloyd-Webber came second in the list with £650m, with U2 (£431m), Sir Elton John (£270m) and Mick Jagger (£225m) completing the top five.

Meanwhile, Adele again topped the list of musicians under 30,with the record-breaking singer worth £50m. Other notable names in the list include Marcus Mumford (and Carey Mulligan) joint eighth at £13m with Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Sam Smith and Florence Welch each at £12m.