Paul McCartney will perform in Moscow on December 14 as part of a year-end tour that will see the rock legend play in the United Arab Emirates and a number of European cities, an organizer said on Monday.
“This is the only concert in Russia during the tour. We worked hard to organize his visit and finally we succeeded,” said Vladimir Zubitsky, the head of concert organizers SAV Entertainment and Russian Show-Center.
“Given that McCartney played in Russia only twice – in Red Square in 2003 and in St. Petersburg’s Palace Square in 2004 – I think the Olimpiysky Arena show will feature the best program,” Zubitsky said.
Tickets go on sale on Monday.
The “On the Run” tour will begin with the rock idol’s first ever show in the UAE at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
McCartney will visit ten cities and end the tour with a traditional Christmas concert in Liverpool on December 20.
“I’m really looking forward to the next run of shows and to playing places that I have never played before with my band,” McCartney said. “I’ll be starting with my first ever U.A.E concert and from there I’m on the run across Europe and Russia, before finally getting back to my hometown of Liverpool in time for Christmas.”
“My audiences seem to get better each year and the band and I love the buzz and feedback that they give us. I can’t wait to see you all for some wild nights of rock n’ roll and partying,” he added.