Paul McCartney resumes his Out There Tour last night (August 9th) in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park as part of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. Macca Report posted that the former Beatle might be booking five additional U.S. dates in September or October before launching his year-closing four-date Japanese leg. So far there's been no official word as to any new shows, which are rumored to hit the West Coast.
McCartney was asked if carrying the legacy of the Beatles is too heavy a load: "No, it's, it's a great thing, 'cause I was in 'em, and there were only four people in 'em. You're growing up, you're a kid, you're going to school and all this stuff and you're aiming to get, y'know, a great job and do well and everything. You finally get there, it's kind of, y'know, it's amazing, 'cause you're still that kid aiming to get there, but now you're there. And, y'know in some ways I'm still the same kid I was when I was five looking at it, so that is -- I'm amazed! It's like, 'What? You got in the Beatles??? Alright man! Yeah!'"
McCartney's guitarist Brian May told us that every new tour brings new challenges for McCartney's band: "Y'know, like in a song, like, the 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite,' there are parts on there that Rusty (Anderson) and I are playing on guitar that aren't on the record, 'cause there's no guitar on it. So, I'm playing something that I made up that sounds period correct, with a tone that's very period correct -- and Paul liked it. So, we have to modernize it in a way -- or not modernize it -- but make it our own."
Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
August 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Investors Group Field
August 14 - Regina, SK - Mosaic Stadium At Taylor Field
November 15 - Fukuoka, Japan - Fukuoka Yahoo! Japan Dome
November 18, 19, 21 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo Dome
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