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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Father and son fans can't believe McCartney is playing Nagoya

Takushi Takeyama and his son traveled abroad twice to see Paul McCartney in concert and were even called up on stage to meet him. Now, they only have to be day trippers to see their idol perform in their hometown. For the first time ever, McCartney will hold a live concert in Nagoya on Nov. 8, as part of his ongoing Japan tour.

Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Paul McCartney celebrates Halloween in Tokyo

Paul McCartney put on a spooky display at his Halloween concert at Tokyo Dome in Japan on Wednesday. McCartney and his band donned freaky masks and waved the flags of Japan, the Union Flag and the LGBTQ+ rainbow. The performance broke the record for the most concerts ever as an international artist at the 55,000-capacity stadium.

Source: The List, UK
Monday, October 29, 2018
Paul McCartney arrives in Tokyo for Japan tour dates

Paul McCartney was greeted by about 500 fans upon arrival at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Monday night, ahead of his seventh concert tour in Japan. McCartney is scheduled to perform at Tokyo and Nagoya. Clad in a traditional "happi" coats with his wife Nancy, McCartney said in Japanese, "saiko!" which means "I feel fantastic."

Source: Kyodo News, Japan
Monday, October 8, 2018
Pictures: McCartney at Austin City Limits Music Festival

"It sounds like the whole world's singing," Paul McCartney beamed as tens of thousands of Beatles fans sang along to "Hey Jude" near the end of a long and winding road at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday night in Zilker Park. The next stop for McCartney will be for performances in Tokyo at the end of the month.

Source: Austin 360
Monday, October 1, 2018
Paul McCartney rocks Edmonton with marathon concert

Paul McCartney's marathon concert at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Sunday night was a Beatleseque nostalgia lovefest of the highest order, from one of the greatest rock artists and songwriters of the 20th Century. Paul pulled out all the stops, played old songs, new songs, Beatles songs, Wings songs, solo songs, famous songs saved for last.

Source: Gig City
Friday, September 28, 2018
Paul adds his most intimate Japanese concert ever

Today, Paul McCartney announced his most intimate Japanese concert ever at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan at the end of October. With a capacity of 7000, this venue is a fitting choice for Paul as he has long been a fan of sumo wrestling. Tickets presale will take place on October 9, and go on sale to the public on October 12.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Recap: Paul McCartney begins Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney began his 2018-2019 Freshen Up tour Monday night in Quebec City. He played 39 songs including such "required" numbers as Hey Jude, Yesterday, Band on the Run and Live and Let Die, plus three songs from Egypt Station. On several occasions, McCartney peppered his between-songs banter with a bit of French.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, September 10, 2018
Paul McCartney adds US dates to Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney has added three U.S. dates to his Freshen Up tour. Today's announcement brings to eight the number of U.S. concerts in May and June 2019. That brings to 25 the number of concerts he's doing in 2018-19 to support the release of his new Egypt Station album. The tour begins September 17 in Quebec City.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Paul McCartney's Freshen Up tour remains hot in ticket market top 20

Paul McCartney once again dominated yesterday's best-selling events list for his upcoming Freshen Up tour, according to sales data from Ticket Club. McCartney just revealed U.S. tour dates on his trek for next spring, and all five shows made the list. His appearances in Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and Illinois topped the list.

Source: Ticket News
Friday, August 31, 2018
Paul McCartney reveals first U.S. Freshen Up tour dates

Paul McCartney has revealed the first U.S. dates of his "Freshen Up" tour. The announcement today shows the first five concerts U.S. in May and June 2019, with many more surely to be added. These follow previous 2018 dates in Canada, Europe, the U.K. and Japan. That brings to 21 the number of concerts he's doing this year.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Paul McCartney announces Denmark show

Announced today on Paul McCartney's official website, Paul's Freshen Up 2018 tour will now include a show in Denmark, on Friday November 30 at Royal Arena, Copenhagen. This show will be Paul's first live show in Denmark in two years. In 2016 Paul visited Denmark as part of his "Out There" world tour. Tickets go on public sale next Friday.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Paul McCartney adds more dates to 2018 Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney announced today that he'll be playing three dates in Japan as part of his 2018 "Freshen Up" tour. That brings to 15 the number of concerts he's doing this year. There are still several gaps are in the schedule so it's anticipated that there are more to come in 2018. Paul's UK dates also sold out within minutes.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Monday, August 6, 2018
Ticketmaster blasted for inflating Paul McCartney ticket prices

Ticketmaster has been blasted for selling official tickets for Paul McCartney's shows in Scotland at higher prices than resale sites Viagogo and StubHub. Ticketmaster's Platinum seats for the SSE Hydro arena gig in Glasgow cost up to 650 (about $852), with new tickets dripped into sale day by day, creating a false idea of scarcity.

Source: The Daily Record, UK
Monday, July 23, 2018
Paul McCartney announces second concert date in Austria

Due to overwhelming demand and the first Austrian date selling out in under 20 minutes, Paul has announced a second show in Vienna on December 6th at the Wiener Stadthalle arena for his new world-wide Freshen Up tour. Tickets will be available on Thursday, July 26th 9:00 AM at OETICKET and Wiener Stadthalle.

Source: PaulMcCartney.com
Friday, July 20, 2018
Paul McCartney invites fans to a secret London show

As many were upset this week that they missed out on his forthcoming UK tour, Paul McCartney is inviting his fans to a secret gig in London next week. McCartney has asked his 3.8 million followers to record a short video on Twitter explaining why they are worthy of a place at the show, the location of which is currently undisclosed.

Source: NME, UK
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Fan pays over 1,000 for Paul McCartney tickets by mistake

A die-hard Paul McCartney fan accidentally paid four times the price for tickets when he used resale site Viagogo. He thought he was purchasing three 89 (about $117) tickets from the official ECHO arena website but was left gobsmacked when he received a confirmation email thanking him for his 1247.66 (about $1,636) order.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Monday, July 16, 2018
Paul McCartney fans rage as tickets for UK tour sell out within seconds

Paul McCartney's fans have hit out online, after tickets for his UK tour sold out within seconds. McCartney is set to play Liverpool, Glasgow and London this December. But as they went on sale at 10AM, fans claimed that they were completely unable to secure tickets, although they immediately appeared on secondary resale sites.

Source: NME, UK
Friday, July 13, 2018
Paul McCartney announcing new tour gigs one at a time

Yesterday, Paul McCartney announced he'll make his first appearance ever in Krakow, Poland, on December 3, on his new "Freshen Up" tour. Today he added a date on December 5 in Vienna, Austria, his first time playing the city in five years, bringing the total for 2018 to 11 concerts. The tour begins September 17 in Quebec.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Paul McCartney adds to 2018 Freshen Up tour

Today, Paul McCartney announced he'll make his first appearance ever in Krakow, Poland, on Dec. 3, bringing the total for his new 2018 "Freshen Up" tour to 10 concerts. Registration for the Paul McCartney Poland Presale, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan will close this Sunday July 15. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 20.

Source: Best Classic Bands
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Paul McCartney Freshen Up tour dominates ticket best-sellers

Paul McCartney has announced the first round of dates for his 2018 Freshen Up Tour, taking multiple spots on yesterday's top-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. McCartney will kick-off his tour in Canada in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Quebec in support of his forthcoming record, Egypt Station.

Source: Ticket News
Thursday, July 5, 2018
Paul McCartney adds dates to Freshen Up tour, including Liverpool

Paul McCartney announced today his first U.K. dates since 2015 including his first concert in Scotland in almost a decade. McCartney said, "There's nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it's been a while. I can't wait to finish the year on such a high by partying in Liverpool, Glasgow and London."

Source: Best Classic Bands
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Paul McCartney sets first dates of Freshen Up tour

Paul McCartney announced today his return to the concert stage with his new "Freshen Up" tour. Four Canadian dates were revealed, marking his first concerts since the "One On One" tour that played to some two million fans in 2016 and 2017. It will also be his first shows following the release of his Egypt Station album, coming Sept. 7.

Source: Best Classic Bands

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