His 75th birthday is in June. He’ll open his latest tour, dubbed “One On One”, with a show at The Budokan tonight in Tokyo. We just hope he isn’t holding any weed.
Macca, as he is nicknamed by his millions of fans, says he is definitely going on tour this year. That tour will take him to the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita on July 19th, which sold out in less than three days.
The tour is an extension of last year’s 41-show trek that played to over 1.2 million people and moved across 12 countries. We all thought that the end of that tour was his headlining performance at the legendary ‘Desert Trip’ festival at Indio CA. Apparently not, as he is gearing up with tonight’s performance at one of Japan’s most revered venues and then three sold-out shows at the Dome in Tokyo.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show — and so much more: Packed full of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.
The ‘One On One’ tour features a brand new production, as always, utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.