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Tickets to Liverpool McCartney show sell out in hours

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Tickets for the much anticipated Liverpool stop of Paul McCartney's 'Out There Tour' have sold out in just a few hours.

In the first 18 months since its launch, the ‘Out There’ tour has been seen by almost two million people around the world. So far, this tour has seen Paul and his band perform a total of 64 shows in 12 different countries in venues of all different shapes and sizes.

It will be the first time McCartney has played in UK since 2012’s special Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall.

It’s always great when you get to play in your home country. It’s been a little while since I’ve performed here so we’re planning a few surprises and looking forward to playing some songs we’ve never played here. We’ve taken this tour all over the world but there’s nothing quite like rocking out with your home audience. We’ll see you soon.”

– Paul McCartney

Tickets for Paul’s European tourwent on sale this morning at 10am and due to the incredible response and first show selling out within an hour a second show in London has been added.

“Sir Paul McCartney playing a homecoming gig at Echo Arena is one of the hottest tickets in town and demand to see Liverpool’s biggest legend has been spectacular. This will be the second time we have welcomed Sir Paul to our venue, his last performance here in 2011 was something special. It is a privilege to host this music icon once again and a coup for the city.”

– Tim Banfield, commercial director of ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena,


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Sir Paul McCartney wants us all to have a 'meat free day' Credit: PA

Star line up: Sir Paul McCartney and Johnny Depp

Sir Paul McCartney Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney joins up with Hollywood star Johnny Depp for his new video but fans of the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor could be forgiven for not spotting him on film.

The star has a blink-and-you'll miss him appearance as a blues musician in the video for Sir Paul's new single Early Days.

Johnny Depp Credit: PA

Video director Vincent Haycock says it's inspired by the Beatles' love for early American rock 'n' roll and blues. It ends with a group of musicians jamming including Depp.

He said: 'Paul's scene was incredibly fun to create. It was just him, some blues players and Johnny Depp jamming all day.'

Sir Paul resumed touring this weekend after he had been forced to take nearly two months off due to a virus that left him in hospital.

The musician - who recently turned 72 - pulled out of shows in Japan and the US due to a mystery bug after doctors ordered him to rest.


Recovered McCartney gets back on the road

Sir Paul McCartney was back on stage last night after recovering from a virus which left him hospitalised in Tokyo.

The former Beatle performed in Albany, New York, after a two-month recuperation.

He later tweeted that it was an "incredible night".

Sir Paul McCartney cancels tour of Japan

Sir Paul McCartney on stage Credit: PA Images

Sir Paul McCartney has apologised for "letting my fans down" after cancelling his tour of Japan because of illness.

The former Beatle cancelled one show after falling ill with a virus last week but has now cancelled the whole tour.

A statement on his website said "Doctors have ordered Paul complete rest and he has been doing all he can to get better. Paul has only ever had to reschedule a handful of shows in his entire career and is so upset about this situation, he hates to let people down."

It said McCartney had wanted to perform "against doctors orders" but was convinced not to.

He said: "Thank you so much for your kind messages of support. I'm so very touched. Unfortunately my condition has not improved overnight. I was really hoping that I'd be feeling better today. I'm so disappointed and sorry to be letting my fans down."

McCartney gets 'ultimate songwriter' award at NME awards

Sir Paul McCartney will get the award at the end of the month Credit: PA

Sir Paul McCartney is being celebrated by fellow songwriters with a special one-off prize at the NME Awards recognising his contribution to music over the past half century.

The music weekly has chosen to honour him after approaching a number of musicians who were united in naming him as being unmatchable in his craft.

He is to attend the event, to be staged on February 26 at London's O2 Academy in Brixton, to collect his Songwriter's Songwriter award.

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