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Sir Paul McCartney is, without a doubt, one of the biggest names in modern music ever. His continued vitality can be put down to his status as both a figure of Beatlesmania nostalgia and a continually vital musical force. In the past decade he has released three albums under his own name, his third under the pseudonym The Fireman (featuring Martin Glover), his fifth classical album, and his seventh live album. All the while, he has performed 178 concerts around the world in the past decade, headlining some of the world’s biggest and most iconic venues and festivals.
And now, Sir Paul (known by many as Macca) is looking like he’s going to hit the big 200. After announcing a headlining slot at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo, Macca has slowly been announcing a tour around North America, South America, and Europe. So far, only a handful of dates have been announced, but Boston has already been lucky enough to have our first show announced: July 9th at Fenway Park. Nearly four years since his two night stand at Fenway in 2009, Paul will be bringing his new tour, entitled “Out There!”, around the world. The concept behind the tour is to hit areas he has previously never played in before. So far, this means shows in Austin, Quebec City, and Warsaw with more announcements almost every day.
For those on the fence about seeing Paul, Let It Be known that his average setlist consists of nearly 40 songs and spans nearly 3 hours in length. You’ll be hearing tons of classic Beatles songs mixed in with songs by the perennially underrated Wings and his own solo compositions. If you still have any doubts, check out the his rocking set from the 12-12-12 benefit show at Madison Square Garden. On a bill filled with legends (or as Paul would call them, contemporaries), Macca completely blew the roof off the place (almost literally, check out those fireworks during Live and Let Die).