Macca confirms he will be back touring again this year announcing new US dates which wrap up approx. a week prior to Glastonbury 2022
Paul McCartney has announced he will be returning to the road this year – announcing his 13-show ‘Got Back’ tour – which will launch this spring.
This news comes following already strong rumours of Macca being one of the two remaining headliners yet to be announced for Glastonbury 2022.
GOT BACK. NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2022
“I said at the end of the last tour that I’d see you next time. I said I was going to get back to you.
Well, I got back!” – Paul
More info: https://t.co/KhK4WK8Wlr #PaulMcCartneyGotBack pic.twitter.com/106IYKd4fz
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) February 18, 2022
The run will kick off on the 28th of April at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington, and wrap up on the 16th of June at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey – which is approximately a week before Glastonbury 2022.
Back in 2019, before it was forced to cancel due to the worldwide pandemic, McCartney announced his intentions of headlining Glastonbury’s 50 anniversary (which was set to take place in 2020) in a very cryptic way.
The former Beatle posted an image to his official Twitter account (on 18th November 2019), depicting Philip Glass, Emma Stone and Chuck Berry.
Looking closer at the three stars’ names, it was hard to overlook the fact that their surnames combined formed the word: “Glass-Stone-Berry” – Finally, later that afternoon, it was also officially confirmed by the Festival officials.
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) November 18, 2019
Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has recently confirmed that the first line-up poster will be released in March, with individual area line-ups to follow – before the full line-up plus times will finally drop in June.
As of the time of writing, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish, R.A.E, Little Simz (who is set to headline the West Holts Stage) and most recently The Strays are the only artists to have been officially confirmed for playing Glastonbury Festival when it returns in 2022.
Ms Ross will be taking to the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday teatime Legends Slot, while Eilish will be playing the same stage on the Friday night – which will subsequently make her the Festival’s youngest ever solo headliner.
That being said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media or website listings.
Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Courtney Barnett, Confidence Man, Glastonbury staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).
Other acts which have been have rumoured to make an appearance at this year’s event include Candi Stanton, Brass Against, The Chemical Brothers, Harry Styles, Primal Scream, Basil Brush, The 1975, The Lathums, Foal, Wolf Alice and Kendrick Lamar who recently confirmed to be playing the Milano Summer Festival this year, in what is the first indication for 2022 that the American rapper is both active and in Europe this summer.
To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have already sold out ahead of the 2020 cancelled event (with deposits paid for the 2020 Festival having rolled over for a second year), there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer.
Some of the opportunities include entering competitions, working at the Festival, volunteering or trying for tickets in the spring resales (which have yet to be officially confirmed but will most likely take place sometime around March/April).
To learn more about registration, the sale process and how you can maximise your chances of getting Glastonbury tickets, click here.