Macca Mounts First Russian Show
“I’ve long wanted to play in Russia, but for a number of years when the communists were in power, they didn’t want me to,” McCartney said during an online chat with fans.
Beatles records were banned by authorities in the Soviet Union, as were those of McCartney’s 1970s band Wings.
McCartney said the concert would include “some of my Beatles stuff – rather a lot of Beatles stuff, actually – some Wings stuff and some more recent stuff.”
“I’ve never even visited Russia as a tourist, so it’s exciting for me now to be getting to perform there with a band and finally be singing “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and all these other songs for people who, I’ve got a feeling, might be ready for it.”
The Moscow show is the only Russian stop on McCartney’s global Back In The World tour. The European leg of the tour starts March 25 in Paris.