Though Paul McCartney’s Out There! tour only has eight dates left on the schedule between now and the end of the year, a McCartney spokesman left the door open and told Beatles Examiner on July 27 that more dates could be in the wings.
“Have to wait and see,” the spokesman told us in response to our inquiry of whether the remaining Out There! Tour dates were all that was left.
As of now, what’s on the schedule are three dates between now and the end of August in the U.S. and Canada, and five shows in Japan in November.
Fans on the Paul McCartney Out There news page we set up on Facebook (and which anyone is welcome to join in on) and who have contacted us are especially hoping for shows in Australia and either Los Angeles or San Diego.
McCartney hasn’t toured Australia since 1993. That year on The New World Tour, he played two shows in Melbourne, five shows in Sydney, and shows in Adelaide and Perth. McCartney had planned a show in Melbourne in 2002 but canceled it after the Bali bombings.
“As a mark of respect to both the families who have lost loved ones and to the families of the injured, I have decided to postpone my planned concert in Melbourne as this is not the appropriate time for a rock show,” McCartney said in a statement quoted by the Age. “Like many who have a deep fondness for Australia, I have been shocked and saddened by the recent terrible events in Bali. My sympathies . . . are with you in all your grief.” The paper said 30,000 tickets had been sold before the show was canceled.
In 2008, McCartney was quoted as saying he was anxious to get back to Australia. ““I have been dying to get to Oz for an awful long time,” he said. The Herald Sun reported rumors in 2009 that McCartney would be touring there in 2010. Fans have also started an online petition in hopes of getting him to tour there.
McCartney hasn’t performed in the Southern California area since 2010 at a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl. He last performed publicly in San Diego on June 16, 1976 with Wings at the San Diego Sports Arena. But in 2003, he did a private birthday party show in Rancho Santa Fe, a roughly 30-minute drive from San Diego.
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