McCartney to play O2 in December


Paul McCartney is to play the O2 in Dublin on December 20th, his first date in Ireland in six years.

His concert is one of eight in a short European tour which will also include his first date at the O2 in London.

It will be called the Good Evening Europe tour and will start in Hamburg where The Beatles honed their musicianship 50 years ago.

Speaking about the tour, Paul said: "This is my chance to bring our current show home to where it all began. Starting in Hamburg, ending in London and rocking everywhere in between. I'm very much looking forward to ending the year on a high."

McCartney last played Ireland in May 2003 shortly after his marriage to Heather Mills. It was his first concert in Ireland since The Beatles played their only Irish concerts at the Adelphi in 1963 and the Ritz in Belfast.

His sell-out US tour this year which included support from The Script has been mostly a reprise of Beatles favourites rather than his solo work.

Tickets for the concert go on sale on Wednesday, October 28th at 9am and are priced between €86.25 and €156.25.