In a recent interview Wings legend Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed that his highly anticipated new album will be coming before the end of the year. Surrounding that news the rumor mill has been running rampant with rumors or possible concerts in the UK and Australia to promote the new output of music.
Despite McCartney’s manager confirming in a 2012 interview that the new album would be released towards the end of 2013, there has been little news coming through about it.
It has been reported that there are several producers working on the album including Mark Ronson, hinting at a possible diverse range of songs, however this has been the extent of the news regarding the new album.
However when asked in an interview with Showbiz411 whether the new album would be released after the new year, McCartney responded with: “No … before that!”
Also in a radio interview with News Talk Radio before a sold-out gig in Regina, Canada, McCartney said the new project is “right up there” with classic Beatles albums such as Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heats Club Band, and the White Album.
Alongside this, rumbling under the surface are rumors of gigs in both the UK and Australia to promote the new album and accompanying singles. So far it has been confirmed that Paul will be making an appearance at the iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas in September, and playing a string of 5 dates in Japan, where he will be performing in Osaka, Fukuoka and Tokyo in November.
No further dates have been announced, however 5 Japanese concerts on their own make little sense unless they are part of a larger second leg of his current Out There tour towards the end of the year.
McCartney hasn’t performed a full show in the UK since December 2011 as part of his On The Run tour (review here), with a Charity concert at the Royal Albert Hall, the Diamond Jubilee concert and the Olympics Opening Ceremony being his only shows in the UK in 2012. Australia hasn’t seen McCartney perform on their shores since March 1993.
To keep up to date with all the latest tour and album news, please Paul McCartney’s official website.