Daily Archives: April 1, 2012

McCartney launches ‘Driving USA Tour’ in Oakland 10 years ago this hour (2002)

Video: Tour rehearsals at Sony Studios, Culver City, CA, March 2002

(Monday, April 1, 2002, 8 p.m. PST) — Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney launched his 19-city Driving USA Tour tonight before a sellout crowd of 15,000 at Oakland Arena in Oakland, California. It was McCartney’s first concert tour in eight years and since the deaths of first wife, Linda McCartney, and fellow ex-Beatle George Harrison.