McCartney set to play Budokan for first time since ’66 invasion


Paul McCartney is to play at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan Hall this month, marking his first return to the venue since appearing there with The Beatles in 1966.

And for some fans, the nostalgia even extends to the tickets, with 100 seats for those aged under 25 going on sale for ¥1,500 — the same price they were sold at 48 years ago, organizers said.

The rest of the tickets for the May 21 concert, part of McCartney’s “Out There” world tour, are priced at up to ¥100,000.

McCartney will also perform at Tokyo’s National Stadium from May 17 to 18 and another stadium on May 24 in Osaka, organizers said.

In a video message to Japanese fans ahead of the tour, McCartney said: “Hey, everybody in Japan, hello again. Come on. Let’s rock.”