UPDATED: 21st MARCH 2015:
Pre-sale tickets for Paul's show at the Budokan are available HERE!
ORIGINAL POST: 19th MARCH 2015:
Paul McCartney to get back to the Budokan
Very special additional Japanese 'Out There' tour date added
Paul McCartney – Nippon Budokan – Tuesday 28th April
PaulMcCartney.com pre-sale to take place at 10am (local / 1am GMT) on Saturday 21st March
With just over one month to go until Paul returns to Japan with his 'Out There' tour, Paul announces today a special one off show at the Nippon Budokan on Tuesday 28th April.
The special show was originally planned for last year but for reasons beyond his control Paul was forced to cancel his Japanese tour dates.
Almost 49 years since The Beatles began the Asian leg of their 1966 tour at the Budokan, Paul will return to the legendary venue with his current tour.
Speaking about his return Paul said: “It’s very exciting to be returning to the Budokan because it is a very special place and was the first place we played in Japan. There was a lot of controversy at the time but I now know that it is a regular venue for a lot of people. But for me it has a very special place in my memory.”
A combination of fans and protestors meant that the 1966 shows were heavily guarded and the only people allowed on the venue floor for the concerts were security and accredited journalists. At the time Paul and the band couldn’t even leave the hotel they were staying in.
The 'Out There' tour features music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music. Paul performs songs that span his entire career - as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. Paul’s current live show is nearly three hours long with over 35 songs in his set, when The Beatles performed in Japan their set list was made up of 11 songs.
In November 2013 Paul toured through Japan playing six sold out shows in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Osaka.
2015 Japanese Tour Dates:
April 21st: Kyocera Dome, Osaka
April 23rd: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
April 25th: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
April 27th: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo
Special show added:
April 28th: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo