Paul McCartney Plots Late Spring Return To The Road

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Paul McCartney plays Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, Dec. 14, 2018.

Paul McCartney announced his return to the road Friday.

The legendary rocker will hit the road with a show at Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash., on April 28 – his first-ever show in the city – kicking off a 14-date tour that will take him to 13 cities through mid-June.

A mix of arenas and stadiums, the “Got Back” run will include plays at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium (May 13), Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. (May 28) and Boston’s Fenway Park (June 7). The tour’s only two-night run is set for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena (May 2-3), and it wraps June 16 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., McCartney’s first play at the New York-area stadium since 2016, when he grossed $7.8 million from 52,465 sold tickets at the venue.

The run will also feature McCartney’s live debuts in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Truist Field, May 21), Hollywood, Fla. (Hard Rock Live, May 25) and Knoxville, Tenn. (Thompson-Boling Arena, May 31), as well as his first shows in Baltimore and Fort Worth, Texas, since 1964 and 1975, respectively.

“I said at the end of the last tour that I’d see you next time. I said I was going to get back to you,” said McCartney in a statement. “Well, I got back!”

Just a few months shy of 80, McCartney remains a touring powerhouse. He ranked No. 7 on Pollstar‘s Top Touring Artists Of The Decade list, with $813.8 million grossed from 2010 to 2019, a figure landing McCartney between Beyoncé and Coldplay.

Over that period, McCartney appeared on Pollstar‘s year-end worldwide touring chart every year, including five top 10 finishes and three more at No. 11. McCartney’s highest rank on the chart came in 2016 and 2017, when he placed No. 7, and his top-grossing year of the decade was 2017, when he brought in $132 million.

McCartney’s top grossing headlining events were three runs at Tokyo’s Tokyo Dome in 2013, 2015 and 2017, each consisting of three shows, that grossed between $21.7 million and $23.9 million, that grossed $68.1 million total over nine shows.

McCartney was also one of the six artists to anchor Desert Trip in October 2016, the two-weekend festival in Indio, Calif., that grossed $160.1 million.

His top headlining box office report stateside remains his three-show run at New York’s Citi Field, which moved 109,541 tickets and grossed $12.8 million in July 2009.

McCartney appeared on Pollstar‘s cover, along with his three Beatles bandmates, in January, accompanying a story analyzing the recent “Get Back” documentary and the Fab Four’s live potential had it continued to tour.

Tickets for “Got Back” go onsale to the general public on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. local time. Find the routing below.

April 28 – Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena 
May 2-3 – Seattle, WA- Climate Pledge Arena
May 6 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
May 13 – Los Angeles, CA – SoFi Stadium
May 17 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
May 21- Winston-Salem, NC – Truist Field
May 25 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
May 28 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium
May 31 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
June 4 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
June 7 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park 
June 12 – Baltimore, MD – Oriole Park
June 16 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium