Paul McCartney has announced details of an upcoming show at London’s The O2, as well as gigs in Liverpool and Birmingham.
The former Beatles man will play the London venue on Saturday May 23 – O2 Priority Tickets will be available from 10am on Saturday March 7 to 10am Monday March 9.
The O2 show coincides with the 50th anniversary of ‘Yesterday’. Speaking about the landmark McCartney said: “‘Yesterday’ feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years. The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show. It’s always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts and I’m looking forward to singing it along with the audience at the O2 in May.”
McCartney last performed at The O2 in December 2011.
He will go on to play a show at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on May 27 and a hometown gig at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 28.
Most recently, on Valentine’s Day, he played a surprise gig in New York, during which he played for two hours. At the end of last year, the singer-songwriter revealed that he had been inspired by the recent civil rights protests in New York and Ferguson to write new material. “I was thinking recently about all these protests in New York and around the country. I thought it would be great to put something down about that, just to add my voice to the thousands of people walking in the streets,” he said.
McCartney recently teamed up with Kanye West and Rihanna for the track ‘Fourfiveseconds’ – which will appear on both West and Rihanna’s forthcoming albums. The three artists all starred in the video for the song and performed it together at last month’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
McCartney also contributed backing vocals to the previously released Kanye West track ‘Only One’. The Spike Jonze-directed video for the song was premiered on Ellen and saw West and his daughter North West walking through a field together.
It was reported that McCartney is not co-producing the entirety of Kanye West’s album, despite reports claiming that he will work alongside the rapper on a whole record.
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