Sir Paul Mccartney Announces Final Tour
11 Jun 2008
In 1966 The Beatles stopped touring. Forty years later Sir Paul McCartney is doing the same. This time McCartney is bowing out in style with an epic 100-date global tour that is sure to be a sell-out.
Sir Paul has chosen to end his touring career to spend more time with his four-year-old daughter Beatrice and to 'settle down' into semi-retirement.
The announcement has come as bitter-sweet news to many of McCartney's fans who are pleased for another chance to see him playing live but are upset that it may be for the last time. The farewell tour is expected to span over two years with dates in Australia, Canada, the UK and USA and could begin as soon as autumn 2008.
If his most recent concerts are anything to go by - such as his crowd-pleasing performance for the Liverpool '08 celebrations last week - fans can expect some spectacular shows with surprising set lists.
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