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From paulmccartney.com, March 9, 2016:
PAUL McCARTNEY ‘ONE ON ONE’
First Dates Of New Tour Confirmed
13th April: SaveMart Arena – Fresno, CA
15th April: Moda Center – Portland, OR
17th April: Key Arena- Seattle, WA
19th April: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
20th April: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
30th April: Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR
02nd May: Denny Sanford Premier Center – Sioux Falls, SD
28th May: Esprit Arena – Dusseldorf
10th June: Olympic Stadium – Munich
14th June: Waldbuhne – Berlin
Paul McCartney has confirmed the first dates of his brand new ‘One On One’ tour.
As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, ‘One On One’ promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle – and no shortage of surprises.
‘One On One’ will open 13th April with Paul’s first ever appearance in Fresno, CA at the SaveMart Arena. On 15th April, Paul will play the Moda Center in Portland, OR, ending the near-11-year stretch since his last show in the Rose City on the US Tour in 2005. The ‘One On One’ tour will then proceed to Seattle, WA, for an April 17 evening at the Key Arena, a return engagement Seattle has been anxiously awaiting since the last notes of the encore featuring the living members of Nirvana that wrapped Paul’s sold out Safeco Field extravaganza in 2013. On 19th April, Paul will roll into the Rogers Arena in Vancouver BC, returning to Vancouver for the first time since the magical evening at the BC Place Stadium during the final week of his ‘On The Run’ tour in 2012. And on 30th April and 2nd May, Paul will visit two more U.S. cities for the very first time, appearing respectively at the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR, and the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD.
‘One On One’ will then travel to Dusseldorf, Germany on 28th May with Paul’s first appearance there since 1972. On Friday 10th June Paul will return to Munich, over ten years since his last visit. His final German date will take him back to Berlin for the first time since 2009 on 14th June.
‘One On One’ is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was ‘Out There’ came to its stunning conclusion on 22nd October, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to ‘Hey Jude’ literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on ‘Get Back’.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.
The ‘One On One’ Tour will debut a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.
Last updated on March 11, 2021