Paul McCartney's son, James McCartney will hit the road this spring in support of his new album, titled, Me, which will be released on May 21st. James, who's released two EP's of original material co-produced by his dad, once again enlisted the help of the former Beatle behind the boards. James kicks off the 47-date solo acoustic show on April 6th at Portland, Oregon's McMenamin's White Eagle Saloon and winds things down on June 11th at Nashville's The Bluebird Cafe. During the show, James will alternate between acoustic guitar and piano.
James McCartney has literally had to deal with fame since he was born in 1977. His father became famous nearly 50 years ago -- shortly after his 21st birthday. Paul McCartney says that although he's never wished he's not famous, things do get odd very quickly because of it: "It's just strange. I don't mind it, of course. 'Cause it's what we wanted was fame -- when you get it, you can't knock it -- but it feels weird. I sometimes wish it wasn't there 'cause it sometimes elevates you out of the real life. People say, wow, they meet you and it's like, 'Oh, God you're a mystic person' -- you say, 'No I'm not, y'want a cup of tea?' But I never have that much trouble with that. Y'know (laughs), they pretty much soon realize I'm normal."
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- If tickets were under $20 would you go to see James McCartney just to be in the same room as the son of a Beatle???
- How many people do you think go to James' shows because solely because of his father -- is it safe to say 80 percent???
- Do you think that James has the talent to back up a music career, or is his name and face really the selling point of his career???
- Should the sons of the Beatles -- James, Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison, and Jason Starkey team up with each other??? Their backgrounds are all almost as similar as their father's were.
CHECK IT OUT: James McCartney performing the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter":
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