The long and winding road continues for Sir Paul!
Beatles legend Paul McCartney has announced the first dates for his upcoming “Freshen Up” tour, which will support the release of his new solo album Egypt Station.
The first leg of the tour begins in Canada where he’ll visit Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. The first U.K dates have also been announced, with performances slated for London, Glasgow, and Paul’s hometown of Liverpool. His years-long absence from each city is already building in anticipation for when the tour kicks off this September.
In a statement regarding the tour, McCartney said “We’ve always had such a fantastic time playing shows in Canada. We can’t wait to return in September for what should be another special run of shows. We are looking forward to freshening up our show and playing some of our songs from the new album alongside those songs we know you like to hear. Get ready to rock Canada!”
While the tour list is short as of now, there is sure to be more dates to be posted in the coming weeks. For now it looks like Canada will be the jumping off point. But a performance at the Austin City Limits Festival in October on his schedule hints at a much wider United States leg that could last up through November before heading to the UK to perform at home. "There's nothing like performing in front of your home crowd,” said McCartney. “Especially when it's been a while. I can't wait to finish the year on such a high by partying in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.”
Egypt Station, The upcoming Paul McCartney album, is set to be released September 7 th, McCartney’s first solo LP since 2013. The album was announced along with the tour just hours after the release of McCartney’s new double A-side single I Don’t Know/ Come On To Me .
The “Freshen Up” tour is set to begin in Quebec City on September 17 th, with the final date in London on December 16th, 2018.
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