Paul McCartney Adds to 2020 Tour Schedule

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Paul McCartney has added dates to his 2020 tour schedule. One week after the news of his headlining appearance at Glastonbury Festival 2020, he’s revealed many more European concerts.

At roughly 7 a.m. on Nov. 18, he posted a tweet teasing his performance at Glastonbury. Three hours later, the festival confirmed that the legend will headline the festival on Saturday, June 27. “Hey Glasto – excited to be part of your Anniversary celebrations. See ya next summer!”

On Nov. 25, McCartney announced 2020 concerts in France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain. On Nov. 19, he revealed two Italy performances, as he prepares to take his “Freshen Up” tour on the road again. Ticket pre-sales begin this week, here.

Said Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis: “Having Paul McCartney coming back to headline the Pyramid next year is an absolute dream come true. There really was no one that we wanted more for the 50th anniversary.”

The 50th anniversary edition of the festival will be held June 24-28. If you’re hoping to attend it, you’ll need to purchase tickets on the secondary market. Tickets sold-out on Oct. 6.

McCartney’s initial post showed black-and-white photos of three people and the legend’s Twitter followers quickly surmised who they were and what the clues meant: minimalist composer Philip Glass, actress Emma Stone and Chuck Berry. That all added up to: Glass – Stone – Berry.

The appearance is the first 2020 performance that McCartney has announced. He’ll turn 78 just days before on June 18, 2020. He had previously performed at Glastonbury in 2004, with a typically massive 33-song set.

Watch him perform “Back in the U.S.S.R.” at Glastonbury in 2004

His Freshen Up tour began in 2018 and continued in 2019, with a combined 39 shows across 12 countries.

Related: Satirist Will Durst’s humorous look at the Freshen Up tour

On Oct. 10, Glastonbury announced that Diana Ross would play the “teatime” slot on Sunday, June 28, her first live performance in the U.K. since 2008.

Paul McCartney 2020 Tour

May 23 – Lille, France – Pierre Mauroy Stadium
May 26 – Paris, France – Paris La Défense Arena
May 29 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffert Park
May 31 – Bordeaux, France – Stadium Matmut
Jun 04 – Hannover, Germany – HDI Arena
Jun 07 – Lyon, France – Groupama Stadium
Jun 10 – Naples, Italy – Piazza Plebiscito (presale password: FRESHENUPNAPOLI)
Jun 13 – Lucca, Italy – Mura Storiche (presale password: FRESHENUPLUCCA)
Jun 17 – Barcelona, Spain – Olympic Stadium
Jun 21 – Werchter, Belgium – TW Classic Festival
Jun 27 – Somerset, UK – Glastonbury Festival

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