Paul McCartney announced the first four Freshen Up tour dates in support of Egypt Station, his new solo album.
“I liked the words ‘Egypt Station,'" McCartney stated. "It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make. Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So, it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from."
“It not only takes you back to where you started, but there's the intimacy in the audience, and you can have a lot of fun,” he explained. “And you sometimes don't feel like it's quite so precious. Because if there's 40,000 people who paid all that money, you've gotta think about pleasing them. If there's only a couple hundred, and we're all having a party, you just think, 'We can throw in “Matchbox,”or we'll throw in an odd number that we'd only do at sound checks or something.’ So they're good fun for that reason.”
Egypt Station is McCartney’s first solo LP since 2013’s New, and includes the tracks “Come On to Me” and “I Don’t Know."
The first dates take place September 17-30 in Canada, which suggests more North American appearances in the fall.
Check out the currently known tour dates below!
Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ 2018 Tour Dates
9/17 – Quebec City, QC – the Videotron Centre
9/20 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
9/28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
9/30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place