Aug 31 / 2018
Paul McCartney to Bring The Freshen Up Tour to Raleigh May 27
(RALEIGH, NC) – Paul McCartney has confirmed his eagerly anticipated return to the U.S. with his new "Freshen Up" Tour. Five confirmed dates have been announced, marking Paul’s first series of Stateside concerts since the "One On One" Tour that played to some two million fans around the world during 2016 and 2017.
The "Freshen Up" Tour is Paul’s first outing following the release of his brand new studio album, Egypt Station, out September 7 on Capitol Records. Featuring the AAA Top 10 single “Come On To Me,” Egypt Station is already generating rave reviews, with Q magazine writing in a 4-star review that Paul is “enjoying his music too much to stop now. And so, for that matter, are we,” and Rolling Stone raving "Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.”
Paul will also be appearing on The Howard Stern Show September 5 and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon September 6.
The U.S. leg of "Freshen Up" will begin with Paul rocking the Carolinas, on May 27 at PNC Arena with Paul’s first show in Raleigh NC since 2002’s "Driving" World Tour and on May 30 with Paul’s debut appearance in Greenville SC at the BSW Arena. On June 1 Paul will return to the Rupp Arena in Lexington KY for the first time since 1990, while June 6 will see Paul play his first ever show in Madison WI at the Kohl Center. And on June 11, Paul will rock the Quad Cities, visiting Moline IL for the first time to play the TaxSlayer Center.
The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show: Nearly three hours nightly of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs from Paul’s solo, Wings and of course Beatles catalogues that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations throughout the Americas, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and all points between: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, a 2016 week in the California desert that included two headline sets at the historic Desert Trip festival and a jam-packed club gig for a few hundred lucky fans at Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 15+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) –and constantly upgraded state of the art audio and video technology that ensures an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house, a Paul McCartney concert is never anything short of life-changing.
Tickets for PNC Arena will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com, the PNC Arena Box Office, and by phone 800-745-3000.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, Sept. 6 at 10 p.m.
For further information, visit www.paulmccartney.com.