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Paul McCartney announces US, German dates for new tour

A "dazzling redesigned set", "no shortage of surprises" and, er, his first gig in Fresno will be among the highlights of the One on One tour

By Jon Chapple on 10 Mar 2016

Estadio Centenario. Montevideo, Uruguay, 2012, Jimmy Baikovicius

image © Jimmy Baikovicius

Proving once again that you’re only as old as you feel, Paul McCartney is going back on the road.

The One on One tour, the ex-Beatle’s 14th solo concert tour, will kick off with McCartney’s first gig in Fresno, California, at the SaveMart Arena on 13 April, and take in at least six other dates in the US and Canada (including more firsts with gigs in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Little Rock, Arkansas) and three in Germany.

According to McCartney’s website, the tour will feature a “dazzling redesigned set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog [sic] in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career […] and no shortage of surprises”.

Tickets are on sale for the German dates – at the Esprit Arena, Dusseldorf, on 28 May, Munich Olympic Stadium on 10 June, and Waldbuhne amphitheatre, Berlin, on 14 June – at 9am local time this Saturday (12 March). North American fans can buy tickets on Monday (14 March) from 10am local time.

McCartney’s last solo outing, the 2013–15 On the Run tour, grossed US$228m worldwide from 91 dates.

His three shows at the Tokyo Dome on 23, 24 and 25 April 2015 topped the international box-office charts with a gross of $21.7m from 149,117 tickets.