Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first European tour for five years, a tour which will include a date at London’s O2 Arena. Called ‘The Good Evening Europe Tour‘, it will include dates in six cities across Europe such as Paris and Berlin, before finishing in London on 22nd December. It will be the first UK arena date by the former Beatle since his Earl’s Court show in April 2003, although he has played dates at Glastonbury, the BBC Electric Proms and Liverpool’s Anfield stadium in the int-evening years. The tour will also take in a date in Hamburg, Germany, where McCartney and his fellow Beatles famously had two residencies in the early 60s.
“This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began, starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in between,” Macca said of the tour. “I’m very much looking forward to ending the year on a high.”
As well as his headlining gig at the O2 Arena, Sir Paul is also set to appear alongside a host of other artists at The Royal Albert Hall in November as part of this year’s BBC Children In Need charity event.
Tickets for the UK date will go on sale on Monday, October 26th at 9am.
Good Evening Europe Tour:
12/02/09 Hamburg, Germany – Color Line Arena
12/03/09 Berlin, Germany – O2 World
12/09/09 Arnhem, Holland – Gelredome
12/10/09 Paris, France – Bercy
12/16/09 Cologne, France – Koln Arena
12/20/09 Dublin, Ireland – The O2
12/22/09 London, England – The O2 Arena