Paul McCartney Adds Three Dates To Freshen Up Tour Following Grand Central Surprise Show

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Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

Paul McCartney has added three new dates to his Freshen Up tour, giving him a total of eight confirmed shows on his first U.S. run since the One On One Tour over 2016-17.

The tour, coinciding with the release of his brand-new album, Egypt Station, was hyped with a surprise YouTube livestream of a concert from New York’s Grand Central Station last Friday night before a reported 200  gathered in the ornate railroad hub’s Vanderbilt Hall.

The tour will now kick-off May 23, 2019, at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Arena, McCartney’s first time playing in the Crescent City since 2014. On June 3, Macca will make his live debut in Fort Wayne, IN, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.  On June 26, he’ll play the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ, a city he hasn’t performed in since 2014.

Tickets go on sale to the public Monday, September 17, at 10a local time.  The five other cities announced on the tour so far include Raleigh, NC, Greenville, SC, Lexington, KY, Madison, WI and Molein, IL.

McCartney’s average concert gross is an impressive $4.1 million and nearly 30,000 tickets sold a show, according to Pollstar Boxoffice data. McCartney came in at No. 7 on Pollstar‘s Year-End Top 20 Worldwide Tours with an estimated $132 million gross and 1.8 million tickets sold over the course of 36 shows.

McCartney’s Grand Central set included new songs as well as Beatles classics “Hey Jude,” “Love Me Do” “Helter Skelter,” “Birthday” and “I’ve Got a Feeling.”

Paul McCartney Freshen Up Tour Dates

May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena     
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 3 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena