Paul McCartney Schedules St Louis, Houston, Vancouver, Edmonton Dates
Sir Paul McCartney is coming back to North America.
The former Beatle will bring his “On the Run” tour to the continent for four concert dates later this year. The first show will be held November 11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Then he will travel to Houston for a show at Minute Maid Park on November 14. After that are two Canadian shows, one in Vancouver on November 25 and the other in Edmonton the following night.
This will be the first time McCartney has ever played a show in Edmonton, and his visit to Vancouver will be the first time he’s performed there since the Beatles played a show in the city back in 1964.
McCartney hasn’t visited St. Louis since his “Back In The U.S. Tour” came to the town in 2002. It has been almost as long since he’s played a show in Houston, a town that has deep roots for McCartney. He first performed in the city at the Sam Houston Coliseum with the Beatles in 1965.
A press release reveals that during the shows “longtime McCartney fans can expect to hear Beatles Tunes, Wings Hits and some solos.”
In other McCartney news, over the weekend he was awarded France’s Legion of Honour award. The honor is the highest public distinction available, and he received it from France President Francois Hollande to acknowledge his contribution to music.
The award was created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, and carries social status but no monetary award. In fact, recipients must purchase their own medal from a licensed jeweler, according to Reuters. The news agency also reports that the price for the medals typically ranges from 169 to 700 euros, which equates to $210 to $880.
Past recipients of the same medal include Clint Eastwood, Liza Minelli and Lenny Kravitz.