Paul McCartney Preparing Farewell Tour?
Published Jul 31, 2009According to gossip-hungry UK tabloids, Sir Paul McCartney is planning his last ever world tour. Apparently, talks are already in the works for the farewell tour, with Macca planning to play several landmark locations, like China's Tiananmen Square and Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie.
"Paul wants to go out with a bang. He's played countless stadiums over his 50-year career and is on the hunt for the most unusual locations he can find," a source told the Sun newspaper. "He realizes that the older he gets, the less his body will be able to cope with the demands of extended periods on the road."
The source went on to say: "The tour in 2010 is likely to last well over a year, by which time he will be almost 70."
This so-called insider did add that McCartney would not be giving up playing live entirely and "might play the odd benefit gig if the likes of President Obama gives him a bell." Other than those sorts of one-off appearances, the star reportedly plans to sit back, relax and enjoy his well-deserved retirement.