Daily Archives: May 14, 2014

It’s Been a Long… 48-year Wait

Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono

Beatles fans who didn’t manage to see their idols perform at the Nippon Budokan way back in 1966 will finally have a chance to see, well one quarter of the Fab Four. Paul McCartney is to play the iconic venue in just over a week’s time, on the Japan leg of his “Out There” world tour.

While ticket prices for the May 21 show range all the way up to the unsurprisingly ridiculous ¥100,000, at least a few younger fans won’t get ripped off. 100 seats are being sold to people under the age of 25 for the price of ¥1,500, the same ticket price charged back in 1966. And McCartney will also play at Tokyo’s National Stadium on May 17-18 and at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka on May 24.

In a video message clearly meant not to get Japanese fans too excited ahead of the shows, McCartney said: “Hey, everybody in Japan, hello again. Come on. Let’s rock.”