Paul McCartney World Tour - "Not Retiring" Apr 12, 2008 18:19:31 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Apr 12, 2008 18:19:31 GMT -5
PAUL McCARTNEY'S NEXT WORLD TOUR WILL BE HIS LAST
Posted on June 9, 2008 by Matt
Well folks, the Macca tour machine is about to kick-off. Paul will be touring once again this year. It looks like this tour promises to be his biggest and best yet. If the Liverpool Capital of Culture celebration is any indication of things to come, it looks like the setlist will hold some surprises, and a few new tunes.
Paul and his band are in tip-top touring shape. This may be your last chance to see Paul McCartney in-person. Yes, folks all good things come to an end. But Paul will kick up a hell of a farewell party for us all. It looks like there may be an announcement soon regarding particulars about his upcoming tour.
Here’s what we’ve read.
Paul McCartney’s next world tour will be his last - so he can spend more time wi th daughter Beatrice.
The former Beatle is about to announce plans for a colossal two-year tour. The huge string of dates, starting this autumn, will be one of the biggest rock tours of all time. Macca is expected to make £110million from the planned 100 gigs - more than £1m per show.
It will be his biggest tour since 1989-90 when he played 108 shows in Europe, the US, Japan and Brazil.
The tour will be in stages, taking in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. The first dates will be announced in the next few weeks.
Beatrice, four, will join her dad - 66 this month - for sections of the tour.
Macca revealed his plan to close friends and family last weekend at his triumphant City Of Culture gig in his home town of Liverpool.
A source said: “Paul explained that this tour will be the last big one. He wants to settle down and enjoy Beatrice’s childhood.
“The tour will be the last time he performs in many parts of the world. Beatrice and his family life are going to come first. He does not want to be away for months at a time.”
The other woman in Macca’s life - his new love, American socialite Nancy Shevell - will join him for much of the tour, aides have been told.
Nancy, 48, will see Paul play a free concert in Kiev, Ukraine, next Saturday.
Paul had long planned to make a final world tour but was waiting to get his divorce from Beatrice’s mum Heather Mills out of the way. The two reached a £25million settlement in March.
Macca’s last major tour, in 2002, netted him £63million for just 58 shows.
Paul will get more than £1million from each of the planned 100 per formances on one of the biggest rock tours ever.
Four-year-old Beatrice will fly out to join her dad for parts of the tour.
Go-ahead had to wait for end of divorce proceedings.
Source: Sunday Mirror