Paul McCartney to embark on his big farewell tour in 2010

Friday July 31, 2009

Beatles legend Paul McCartney will be going on the road for the final time next year with a string of huge concerts to mark his retirement. 

According to the Sun, the 67-year-old is in talks to play at landmark locations around the world including China's Tiananmen Square and Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin – the crossing point of the old Berlin wall.

"Paul wants to go out with a bang," a source told the paper. "He's played countless stadiums over his 50-year career and is on the hunt for the most unusual locations he can find."

"The tour in 2010 is likely to last well over a year, by which time he will be almost 70."

"He might play the odd benefit gig if the likes of President Obama gives him a bell – but other than that he'll be putting his feet up and enjoying retirement."

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