Sir Paul McCartney has suggested that he would like to play a residency at the O2 Arena in London.
McCartney spoke to presenter Geoff Lloyd in an interview for Absolute Radio.
Last time I ever did that was when The Beatles used to do Christmas shows, and it was brilliant because you would be there for a week or two.
It was fantastic, just dossing in your overcoat and everything.
McCartney also said he originally intented to tour each country in the United Kingdom, but was unable to book venues in time.
I came back from America and a lot of people said, ‘Oh, I hear you’ve been to America, are you doing any British dates?’ I said, ‘No’, and they said, ‘Oh, why not?’
So I rung my promoter and said, ‘Hey, can we do some English dates and can we play maybe Scotland?’
He had a brilliant idea of the Union Jack Tour, it was going to be Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, but he couldn’t get the availability at such short notice.
Last updated: 10 June 2020
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