Paul McCartney announces first Freshen Up tour dates

Tickets on sale September 7th at 10 am local time

Paul McCartney has confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new Freshen Up tour. Five confirmed dates have been announced, marking McCartney’s first series of Stateside concerts since the One On One Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.

The Freshen Up tour is McCartney’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7th on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a four-star review that McCartney is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.”

McCartney will also be appearing on The Howard Stern Show September 5th and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon September 6th.

The U.S. leg of Freshen Up will begin with McCartney rocking the Carolinas, on May 27th at the PNC Arena with McCartney’s first show in Raleigh NC since 2002’s Driving World Tour and on May 30th with McCartneyl’s debut appearance in Greenville SC at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. On June 1st McCartney will return to the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY for the first time since 1990, while June 6th will see McCartney play his first ever show in Madison, WI at the Kohl Center. And on June 11th, McCartney will rock the Quad Cities, visiting Moline IL for the first time to play the TaxSlayer Center.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at Friday September 7th at 10am local time. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, September 4th at 10 am local time through Thursday, September 6th at 10 pm local time.

Freshen Up Tour Dates:

Monday, May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Thursday, May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Saturday, June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Thursday, June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Tuesday, June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center

Author: Buddy Iahn

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