Paul McCartney Announces First Ever Show In South Korea

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Musician Sir Paul McCartney performs on stage during the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4, 2012 in London, England. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have flocked to London to witness the spectacle of the weekend’s celebrations.
When you think of musicians like Paul McCartney, whose career spans well over five decades, you just assume they’ve played at least once in every country in the world.  It turns out, in the case of Sir Paul, that’s not true, but he is about to cross one notable country off his list.

As announced on his official website, McCartney is set to play in Seoul, South Korea on May 28th, making it the first time he has ever played in the country in his entire career. 

Some believe the show was inspired by a photo McCartney received from his friend Lily Cole of a street performer playing piano next to a sign that read, “Sir Paul McCartney!  Please have a concert in Republic of Korea!! There are millions of fans waiting for you.”

With a request like that, who would say “no?”  Plus, the street musician was very polite.  He did say “please.”  One can only hope some portion of that concert is filmed, because we’re positive that that crowd will be electric!