As the anniversary of 'Yesterday' dawns...
Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is probably the living definition of indefatigable.

Displaying energy that would shame artists many decades his junior, the former Beatle opened 2015 with a few casual recording sessions alongside Kanye West and Rihanna.

Now the singer has announced a series of UK dates. Part of his ongoing Out There tour, shows include a stint at London's O2 Arena as well as concerts in Liverpool, Birmingham alongside a headline slot at Roskilde.

The London performance on May 23rd coincides with the 50th anniversary of 'Yesterday'. Paul comments:"I'm often never aware of these anniversaries until someone points it out. People always say to me 'hey, did you know it was 30 years since this and 30 years since that', so it's impossible to stay on top of it all. But I never need an excuse to celebrate so it's always nice to hear!"

"For me it's a happy coincidence that The O2 show falls at this time. It's great that people all over the world reacted so well to the song, it's all you can hope for!  It feels like it has taken on a life of its own over the years. The song still is and always has been an important part of our live show. It's always very emotional for me to hear crowds singing it so loudly at my concerts and I'm looking forward to singing it along with the audience at the O2 in May."

UPDATE London and Liverpool shows sold out within an hour, with Paul McCartney now adding a second date at the O2 Arena.

Paul McCartney has confirmed the following shows:

23 London The O2 (SOLD OUT)
24 London The O2
27 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
28 Liverpool Echo Arena (SOLD OUT)

Related: Classic Clash Cover Feature - Paul McCartney

Buy Clash Magazine
Get Clash on your mobile, for free: iPhone / Android


Join us on VERO

Join the Clash mailing list for up to the minute music, fashion and film news.

Follow Clash: