Sir Paul McCartney plans to kick off a 14-date US concert tour of the Pacific Northwest this spring, marking his first streak of live performances since wrapping up a world tour in 2019, the former Beatle announced on Friday. .
The Got Back Tour kicks off April 28 in Spokane, Wash., McCartney’s first show in that city, followed by back-to-back shows at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on May 2 and 3, according to the tour schedule posted on its official website.
The tour is set to stop in 11 other US cities over the next six weeks, ending at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on June 16, two days before McCartney’s 80th birthday.
McCartney’s release is sure to figure as a highlight of the spring and summer 2022 arena music scene as recording stars begin to return to live performances after a two-year hiatus forced by the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19.
McCartney is widely regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of the 20th century in his 1960s collaboration with the late John Lennon. He was last on the concert circuit with a 39-date world tour that culminated in a sold-out show in July 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
“I said at the end of the last tour that I would see you next time. I said, I was going to come back to you. Well, I came back,” the musician said in a statement announcing his last release, alluding to the Beatles’ 1969 hit Get Back.
The writing and recording of the song was featured prominently in The Beatles: Get Back, a recently released documentary film series directed by Peter Jackson which covers the making of the band’s 1970 album Let It Be.
The upcoming tour includes McCartney’s first-ever shows in three Southern cities – Hollywood, Florida; Knoxville, TN; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He will also play in Fort Worth, Texas for the first time since appearing there in 1976 with the Wings, and in Baltimore for the first time since a Beatles concert in 1964.
Rounding out the Got Back tour are stops in Boston; Los Angeles; Oakland, California; Orlando Florida; and Syracuse, New York.
General public tickets go on sale February 25.