UPDATED: Second Osaka Date Added! / Japanese Tour Dates Announced!

UPDATED: Second Osaka Date Added! / Japanese Tour Dates Announced!

UPDATED POST: 14th October 2013

Paul has announced today that he will play a second concert in Osaka as part of his forthcoming "Out There" Japanese tour. The additional date will be on 11th October at the Kyocera Dome. Tickets go on sale at 10am (local time) on Saturday 26th October through all major ticket retailers.

Paul's full Japanese tour:

Monday 11th November:     Osaka - Kyocera Dome
Tuesday 12th November:     Osaka - Kyocera Dome 
Friday 15th November:        Fukuoka - Yafuoka! Dome
Monday 18th November:     Tokyo - Tokyo Dome
Tuesday 19th November:     Tokyo - Tokyo Dome
Thursday 21st November:    Tokyo - Tokyo Dome


ORIGINAL POST: 16th July 2013

Paul McCartney is getting "Out There"
First Japanese Live Dates In Over 10 Years Announced

Almost exactly 11 years to the day since Paul last embarked on a run of shows in Japan, November 2013 will see him bring his all new "Out There" tour to Japan to play five special shows.

These new dates will feature music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music. Paul will perform songs that span his entire career - as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle, including songs that he has never performed in Japan.

The "Out There" tour launched in South America earlier this year and since then Paul has performed massive outdoor and arena shows in the US, Canada, Poland, Italy and Austria. The show has received phenomenal reviews and incredible audience reactions wherever it has gone.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments in music from the last 50 years are relived and for many have become the soundtrack to living. Last year marked 40 years since Paul's premier tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even broadcasting live into NASA’s HQ in Space!  Having played with his band (Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass guitar/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums)) for over ten years, the show never disappoints.

Paul’s first ever solo show in Japan was in 1990 on his World Tour; he then returned in 1993 on the New World Tour and was last there on his Driving Japan Tour in 2002.

Japanese Tour Dates:

Tuesday 12th November:     Osaka - Kyocera Dome 
Friday 15th November:         Fukuoka - Yafuoka! Dome
Monday 18th November:      Tokyo - Dome
Tuesday 19th November:     Tokyo - Dome
Thursday 21st November:    Tokyo - Dome

"Out There" What The Press Have Been Saying:

USA - Rolling Stone:
Seeing the 70-year-old Beatle, whose voice has hardly aged a day since Please Please Me, play universally loved, time-transcending staples like 'Let It Be', 'Eight Days a Week' and 'Yesterday' – selections from inarguably the most influential song book in pop music history – in 2013 (and all in their original keys!) is like being able to go see Abraham Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address in person. It's a privilege for anyone born in the last half century to hear this music performed live, in the moment, and with such grace, by the man who composed them... Across cultural, generational and aesthetic lines, whose catalogue could possibly be more universal than McCartney's? The answer: Nobody's. ...it was moment after awesome moment of fever-pitched collective transcendence. To have not gotten swept up in and invigorated by the life-affirming celebration would be an outright rejection of joy. 

Poland - Rzeczpospolita:
McCartney was on Olympic form. This show is what the National Stadium was built for. Paul’s first performance in Poland was the musical event of the decade. For nearly three hours he never left the stage and the show cemented the fact that he is simply the best in the world. As Paul was holding our flag and red and white confetti filled the air we were made to feel like we had won the Euro’s, maybe even the Olympics.

Italy - Il Repubblica:
Paul McCartney has no rivals. His show is pop, rock, Beatles and it is the history of music. When he is on stage it is always a big party. The audience literally exploded with a standing ovation when Paul and the band took to the stage and then sang their hearts out to every word. Paul, equally as moved by his reception, didn’t spare a second and rewarded all present with the concert of a lifetime.

Going to a Paul McCartney concert is like a visit to the Louvre, you go and admire the exceptional art, the most extraordinary and popular music of the last one hundred years. It should be mandatory for school children and in fact for every human being to go at least once in their life!

McCartney is a living monument to the art of popular music, the vitality of music and the joy of bringing people together and celebrating.

Austria - Kronen Zeitung:
We were treated to an explosion of hits as Paul had the entire audience in a state of ecstasy.

It’s not every day that Vienna is honoured by the presence of a Beatle but on Thursday night Paul McCartney treated us to a lesson in music history. Fireworks and flames lit up the skies as Paul himself was surrounded by adulation and thunderous applause.

The Knight proved himself once again as the irrefutable King of Music. Even the sky kept its gates closed, leaving the limelight rightly on Paul. Hopefully it won’t be another 10 year wait.

Canada - Ottawa Sun:
Nearly 50 years in the making, Sir Paul McCartney delivers one of the most memorable concerts Ottawa has ever seen.

Anticipation among the sold-out crowd of nearly 18,000 grew to a palpable buzz around the Canadian Tire Centre Sunday, the arena celebrating its christening by hosting the most hotly-anticipated rock spectacle to touch down in Ottawa in recent memory, perhaps ever.

It was vintage Paul, still proudly wearing his auburn shag cut, his black Nehru jacket, Beatle boots and plucking his Hofner bass on short but sweet snapshots through his iconic career, with Wings tunes 'Junior's Farm', 'Listen to What the Man Said' and the rocking 'Let Me Roll It' sprinkled in amid Beatles megahits.

By the end of an epic stage show spanning six decades and nearly three hours, Ottawa fans were left in the same wake of ecstasy McCartney and crew have hatched at every stop along his Out There tour.
 

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