Having kicked off over a year ago with the legendary July 15-16, 2011 doubleheader at New York City's Yankee Stadium that had 90,000 fans singing along non-stop over the course of two near three-hour performances, and more recently gifted Mexico with a historic free May 10 show drawing 250,000 to Mexico City's central plaza, The Zocalo, Paul McCartney's record-breaking On The Run Tour will round out 2012 by returning to North America for four shows: November 11 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis MO, November 14 at Minute Maid Park in Houston TX, November 25 at BC Place in Vancouver BC, and November 28 at Rexall Place in Edmonton AB.
Paul's November 11 show at the Scottrade Center will be his first St. Louis concert in ten years, his last appearance in the city having been on the 2002 Back In The U.S. Tour, and having previously played St. Louis' Busch Stadium twice: once on 1993's New World Tour and in 1966 with The Beatles.
Paul's November 14 date at Minute Maid Park--his first Houston show in nearly seven years--is preceded by a similarly deep history, his first Houston performance being The Beatles' 1965 concert at Sam Houston Coliseum. Paul has since visited Houston in 1976 on the Wings Over America tour, in 1993 on the New World Tour, in 2002 on the Back in the US Tour, and most recently on The US Tour in 2005.
November 25 will end Paul's near 50-year absence from Vancouver, the BC Place show being his first in the city since The Beatles played Empire Stadium in 1964, while November 28 at Rexall Place will be the first Paul McCartney concert ever in Edmonton, yet another On The Run date bringing Paul McCartney to a new locale for the very first time--the latest on a list already including Abu Dhabi, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and more.
Paul McCartney's On The Run Tour has played over 30 dates spanning North and South America, the UK and Europe and the United Arab Emirates. The November 2012 dates are Paul's first in the U.S. and Canada since the summer 2011.
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