Paul McCartney continues to expand his Freshen Up Tour in support of his highly anticipated studio album Egypt Station, which drops Sept. 7 via Capitol Records. The iconic British rocker will make a triumphant return to Japan for 2018 shows in October and November.
The 18-time Grammy winner announced the new additions on Aug. 8 via Facebook and other social media ahead of the tour's launch on Sept. 17 in Quebec City, Quebec, at Videotron Centre. The ex-Beatle last performed in Japan during his One On One Tour last spring.
The latest round of dates will launch with a big two-night stand from Oct. 31 – Nov. 1 in Tokyo at Tokyo Dome. The visit will also see the “Hey Jude” hitmaker make the first-ever stop on Nov. 8 in Nagoya, Japan, at Nagoya Dome.
"I love Japan,” writes Sir Paul in his press release. “We’ve always had such a great time there and the audiences are just incredible.”
Co-produced by Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder, Egypt Station features 16 tracks, including the lead singles lead singles “Come on to Me” and “I Don't Know.” The two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's 17th studio effort is available to preorder here in standard, as well as deluxe editions in CD, digital, vinyl and streaming formats.
The Freshen Up Tour is currently slated to make stops in North America, Asia and Europe and will wrap up Dec. 16 in London at O2 Arena. The legendary singer-songwriter has only one U.S. stop confirmed as part of Austin City Limits Music Festival, which takes place from Oct. 5 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 12 – Oct. 14 in Austin, Texas, at Zilker Park.