Former Beatle Paul McCartney, 72, has announced on his official website that he will be returning to the Budokan for a special performance on April 28 as part of his "Out There Japan" tour. The upcoming tour marks almost a half a century since the Beatles performed for the first time at the Budokan in 1966.
Last May, McCartney had to cancel all his concerts in Japan due to an illness. One of the concerts has been scheduled for the Budokan.
McCartney will open his tour at Kyocera Dome in Osaka on April 21, then play at Tokyo Dome on April 23, 25 and 27, followed by the Budokan concert on April 28.
McCartney said on his blog: "It’s very exciting to be returning to the Budokan because it is a very special place and was the first place we played in Japan. There was a lot of controversy at the time but I now know that it is a regular venue for a lot of people. But for me it has a very special place in my memory.”
Tickets for the dome concerts range from 14,000 to 18,000 yen. For the Budokan concert, tickets start at 2,100 yen for C seats (the same price as the 1966 concert and limited to people under 25), then 40,000 yen for B seats, 60,000 yen for A seats and 100,000 for SS seats.© Japan Today