LONDON – Paul McCartney is planning his first major tour of the United States in almost a decade, he said Monday.
Starting in April, the 14-date "Drivin' USA" tour will take McCartney from California to New York City. Details of the venues, including one in Canada, are to be announced shortly.
The former Beatle promised a show like nothing he's staged before in his 40-year career.
"I'm very excited to be getting back on the road, playing with a new band and including some of the songs that I haven't played live before," he said in a statement. He also mentioned the tour Sunday night during halftime at the Super Bowl, where he'd performed before the game.
The 59-year-old McCartney, who was in New York on Sept. 11, has played several concerts to raise funds for those affected by the terrorist attacks.
He recently released Driving Rain, his first album of new material in four years.
McCartney said he also plans to tour Europe later this year. No dates for that tour have been announced.