Who says Beatlemania died decades ago when they broke up? Well on Monday, it was alive and screaming as Sir Paul McCartney and his wife Nancy arrived at Kansai International Airport to hordes of fans. He’s in town for the Japan leg of his Out There tour to promote his latest album, aptly entitled “New.”
To the delight of the fans waiting at the airport in Osaka, the couple wore matching “happis”, or a traditional Japanese straight-sleeved coat (which some may mistake for a kimono). He waved at his adoring fans, a mixture of older people and surprisingly, some younger ones, as he made his way across the airport. He later on uploaded on his Twitter a picture of the fans who waited for him with their welcome signs. This visit is massively different from the one he made in January 1980 when he was caught carrying 8oz of marijuana and was arrested by police at the Narita Airport. He was detained for nine days and even had to clean his cell with a reed brush every morning. He was released eventually and deported back to England.
This time around, he brought nothing but smiles for his fans, as he prepares to play two shows in Osaka, one in Fukuoka and three straight nights at the Tokyo Dome. His “New” album made it to number 2 in the Japanese hit charts, becoming the first musician over 70 years old to make it to the Top 10, according to data compiled by Oricon.
[ via Daily Mail UK ]