Sunday, July 21, 2024

Paul McCartney Announces New Stadium Dates in Europe, South America on Eve of Turning 82


Paul McCartney is eternally young.

The “cute” Beatle turns 82 tomorrow and he’s just announced new stadium dates.

McCartney will play South America this fall, then head to Europe for shows in France, Spain, and England. He already did a bunch of dates last fall in South America and Australia.

Remember, this isn’t like the Rolling Stones, where at least four people are the main focus. With McCartney, it’s all him for three hours.

The Stones actually played a tight two hour set on this current tour. But McCartney has so many hits, from the Beatles and his solo career, that three hours is nothing.

What’s the secret? No meat, a little pot, some meditation, a strong family.

Oh wait — I forgot to mention his fabulous “One Hand Clapping” album out right now. It’s a gem, a collection of live studio recordings made in 1974. These are now my favorite versions of those songs.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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