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Paul McCartney set for San Diego encore concert, according to ‘rumours’ he cites on his Facebook page

Sir Paul McCartney raises a fist tot the crowd after finishing Eight Days a Week, his opening number at Petco.
Paul McCartney is shown at his Petco Park concert in 2014. He appears set for a San Diego return in 2019.
(Photo by John Gastaldo)

Paul McCartney appears set to return to San Diego for his first concert here since his rousing Petco Park show in 2014, according to a reliable source — McCartney himself.

On Thursday, the veteran solo star, Beatles co-founder and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee wrote on his Facebook page: “San Diego! We’ve heard rumours that Paul is bringing his #FreshenUpTour to town in 2019...Get your tour laminate album bundle here! Each laminate comes with a code that could allow access to pre-sales.”

Of course, it’s more than possible McCartney, 74, has a staff member who is assigned to regularly tend to his social media posts for him. But it is more than unlikely McCartney or his management would not have known about — or approved — the San Diego “rumours” post.

McCartney’s 2019 U.S. tour is currently scheduled to kick off May 23 in New Orleans. The closest date to San Diego announced thus far is June 26 in Phoenix. The tour is in support of his new album, “Egypt Station.”

McCartney drew 42,000 people to his 2014 Petco Park show. So far, all eight of his 2019 U.S. concerts announced to date will be in arenas, not stadiums. McCartney’s last arena concert here was in 1976 at the San Diego Sports Arena (now Valley View Casino Center) with his then-band Wings.

AEG Entertainment, which produced his 2014 tour and Petco Park show, is also producing his 2019 U.S. tour. The company owns a controlling interest in Valley View Casino Center.

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