Paul McCartney plans final tour

June 12, 2008  |  2:15pm
Sir Paul McCartney is planning world domination in the form of a massive farewell tour, according to reports. His next tour, with 100 shows spreading over two years' time, will be the Beatle’s last major musical outing, if the rumors are to be believed. McCartney, who turns 66 this month, plans to spend more time with his family, especially four-year-old daughter Beatrice.

According to a source in British newspaper the Sunday Mirror, “Paul explained that this tour will be the last big one. He wants to settle down and enjoy Beatrice's childhood.

"The tour will be the last time he performs in many parts of the world.”

The trek is scheduled to kick off in fall of this year, and McCartney is expected to net over $100 million, which translates to at least $1 million per gig. Dates will be released in a few weeks, with shows covering Europe, Australia, South America, North America and Asia. 

This farewell jaunt will be McCartney’s most extensive tour since he performed 108 shows in the United States, Europe, Japan and Brazil in 1989 and 1990. 

Beatrice, McCartney’s daughter with ex-wife Heather Mills, is expected to join her father for parts of the tour, as is his new flame, American socialite Nancy Shevell, 48.

Related links:
Paste: Paul McCartney interview
Meyesight.com: Paul McCartney's images
YouTube: Paul McCartney - "Dance Tonight"

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