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Sir Paul McCartney Announces ‘Got Back’ US Tour

A year away from turning 80, Sir Paul McCartney is set to tour North America in 2022.

Marking his first tour since the 2019 ‘FRESHEN UP’ trek, the legendary Beatle has announced the 13-date ‘Got Back’ arena stint will launch at the Washington’s Spokane Arena on April 28, and run through June 16 at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. 

In a statement about the tour, the iconic singer/songwriter said: “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. Well, I got back.”

Famous for talking to his guitars, the now 79-year old musician shared “I felt quite guilty in a minor way, so I went over and started playing – and then the song that came out was me talking directly to the guitar and talking about all the times it had helped me.”

McCartney also likened writing a song to sharing a secret with his stringed instrument, or as the British-born musician explains in the book ‘The Lyrics by Paul McCartney’:

“There’s lots of stuff going on there. We always used to say that when you sit down with your guitar to write a song, you’re telling it your secrets, which then become a song for the world. But at that moment, when you’re alone, the guitar is your confidante. You cradle it. When you go up to a piano, though, it’s almost as if you’re pushing the piano away; they’re different actions completely.”

The ‘Got Back’ North American tour dates include:

Thursday, April 28 – Spokane, WA- Spokane Arena

Monday, May 2- Seattle, WA- Climate Pledge Arena

Tuesday, May 3- Seattle, WA- Climate Pledge Arena

Friday, May 6- Oakland, CA- Oakland Arena

Friday, May 13- Los Angeles, CA- SoFi Stadium

Tuesday, May 17- Fort Worth, TX- Dickies Arena

Saturday, May 21- Winston Salem, NC- Truist Field

Wednesday, May 25- Hollywood, FL- Hard Rock Live

Saturday, May 28- Orlando, FL- Camping World Stadium

Tuesday, May 31- Knoxville, TN- Thompson-Boling Arena

Saturday, June 4- Syracuse, NY- Carrier Dome

Tuesday, June 7- Boston, MA- Fenway Park

Sunday, June 12- Baltimore, MD- Oriole Park

Thursday, June 16- East Rutherford, NJ- MetLife Stadium

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Eddie Janssens