Paul McCartney adds 2018 winter tour dates in Europe

Paul McCartney has added more big shows to his brand new Freshen Up Tour in support of his highly anticipated studio album Egypt Station, which drops Sept. 7 via Capitol Records. The iconic British rocker has unveiled new European dates, which will take place in early December.

The ex-Beatle revealed details of the shows on July 12 and July 13 via updates posted here and here at his official website. The European shows follow on the heels of last week's announcement of a winter tour of the United Kingdom, which launches Dec. 12 with a huge hometown show in Liverpool, U.K., at Echo Arena.

The expanded winter romp will include rare first-time visits for the 18-time Grammy winner, including a first-ever show on Dec. 3 in Krakow, Poland, at Tauron Arena. Sir Paul will also make his first return in five years to Austria with a performance on Dec. 5 in Vienna at Vienna Stadthalle.

Select presales for the Krakow and Vienna shows will begin on Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, July 20 at  9:00 a.m. local time.  For more information, click here.

Egypt Station is Macca's 17th solo effort and first album of original material since 2013's New. The album features the lead singles “Come on to Me” and “I Don't Know” and can be pre-ordered here in standard, as well as deluxe editions in CD, digital, vinyl and streaming formats.

The “Hey Jude” hitmaker will kick off his Freshen Up Tour with a Canadian leg, which launches Sept. 17 in Quebec City, P.Q., at Videotron Centre and will finish up Sept. 30 in Edmonton, Alta., at Rogers Place. The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's only U.S. stop thus far will take place at Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place from Oct. 5 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 12 – Oct. 14 in Austin, Texas, at Zilker Park.  

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