Paul McCartney continues to build anticipation for his newly announced studio album Egypt Station, which will hit shelves Sept. 7 via Capitol Records. In conjunction with the release of his 17th solo album, the iconic British rocker will hit the road for the first time in 2018 with a brand new show dubbed “The Freshen Up Tour,” which will launch will launch this fall with a handful of dates in Canada.
The ex-Beatle announced the new tour and initial string of dates on July 3 via his official Paul McCartney website on the heels of releasing a new double-sided single “I Don't Know" and "Come on to Me” on June 20. Egypt Station will be the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer' first solo album of original material since 2013's New.
Macca's Canadian fall romp will kick off Sept. 17 in Quebec City, P.Q., at Videotron Centre. The “Hey Jude” hitmaker has also confirmed stops in Montreal, as well as Winnipeg, Man., before wrapping Sept. 30 in Edmonton, Alta., at Rogers Place. More dates are expected shortly.
Select presales for the initial shows will go on sale Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, click here.
“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,” says McCartney in a press release. “Get ready to rock Canada!”
Produced by Greg Kurstin and Ryan Tedder, Egypt Station contains 16 tracks and is available to pre-order here. Fans can check out the single “Come on to Me” above.
Macca has one U.S. date confirmed so far as a headliner at Austin City Limits Music Festival, slated to take place over two weekends from Oct. 5 – Oct. 7 and Oct. 12 – Oct. 14 in Austin, Texas, at Zilker Park. See below for Paul McCartney's new Freshen Up Tour dates. For all the latest on Paul McCartney, click here.
Sept. 17 - Quebec City, QC - Videotron Centre
Sept. 20 - Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
Sept. 28 – Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place