Paul McCartney today announced the UK dates of his new ‘Freshen Up’ world tour. Beginning with four gigs in Canada in September, McCartney and his band will later play in Liverpool, London and Glasgow in December this year. Before tickets go on sale on July 16th, fans can pre-register for tickets up till 10pm on Sunday 8th July.
Check out the itinerary here:
12/12/2018 – Echo Arena – Liverpool
14/12/2018 – SSE Hydro – Glasgow
16/12/2018 – O2 Arena – London
After 3 years away from home turf, McCartney is raring to return. “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a while”, he said. “I can’t wait to finish the year on such a high by partying in Liverpool, Glasgow and London.” The Beatles bassist made clear that ‘Freshen Up’ will be a different tour than those that came before. “We’ve freshened up the show since our last time round and we are excited to get to play some of our new songs along side some of the favourites”, he explained.
The tour will support the Beatles star’s upcoming solo album, Egypt Station, due for release on September 7th on Capitol Records. The album is backed by double-sided single ‘I Don’t Know/Come On To Me’, which peaked in the charts at 81 and 39, respectively.
Prior to the announcement of the new album, McCartney teased fans with a cryptic social media campaign, in which his Instagram page was wiped of all its content before making strange new posts of line drawings, tickets and pyramids. McCartney put an end to the rumours last month and confirmed the new release, which is set to be a concept record centred around a train journey.
Age doesn’t seem to be stopping McCartney, who turned 76 in June. These new dates come just over half a year since the final performance of his ‘One On One’ world tour, which saw him play in five continents and sixteen countries across nine months.