Sir Paul prepares for landmark
Sir Paul McCartney is preparing for a landmark performance, with his Sunday night concert in St Petersburg, Russia, marking his 3,000th show.
His first concert in the Russian city will be the 3,000th time he has played since joining The Quarrymen at the age of 15.
"I was amazed when people told me I'll do my 3,000th gig on this tour," he said earlier this week.
More than 2,500 of his performances were as a member of The Beatles.
Sir Paul is thought to have played with The Beatles 2,523 times. He is also reported to have played 140 concerts with his band Wings and 285 as a solo artist.
He has also played 40 other dates including benefits or charity concerts, such as 1985's Live Aid.
"That's an awful lot of late nights - I guess I must just like the live life. But, as I've said before, it's what I do".
Sir Paul is thought to have set a record for the biggest audience at a single concert, with 184,000 people at his stadium date at Rio de Janeiro in 1990.
Sir Paul played in Russia for the first time last year, playing in Moscow's Red Square.
Sir Paul played Moscow last year
After St Petersburg he will play next weekend's Glastonbury festival for the first time...
You can't keep a good rocker down.....