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Freshen Up (tour)

Freshen Up was a concert tour by English musician Paul McCartney that began on 17 September 2018 with the first four shows in Canada.[1] The tour was McCartney's first tour after the release of his album, Egypt Station. Prior to the announcement of the tour, McCartney revealed he would headline the 17th Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park, in October 2018.[2]

Freshen Up
Tour by Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney Freshen Up Tour Banner.jpg
Associated albumEgypt Station
Start date17 September 2018
End date13 July 2019
Legs5
No. of shows22 in North America
8 in Europe
5 in South America
4 in Asia
39 in total
Paul McCartney concert chronology

Tour bandEdit


Rusty Anderson (Backing vocals,
electric guitar, acoustic guitar)

Paul McCartney
(Lead vocals, bass,
acoustic guitar, piano,
electric guitar,
ukulele, mandolin)

Brian Ray (Backing vocals, electric guitar,
acoustic guitar, bass)

Paul Wickens
(Backing vocals, keyboards,
electric guitar,
acoustic guitar,
bongos, percussion,
harmonica, accordion)
Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Backing vocals,
drums, percussion)

Tour datesEdit

Date City Country Venue Attendance Revenue
North America[3]
17 September 2018 Quebec City Canada Videotron Centre 14,935 / 14,935 $2,260,730
20 September 2018 Montreal Bell Centre 16,135 / 16,135 $2,403,773
28 September 2018 Winnipeg Bell MTS Place 12,610 / 12,610 $1,881,926
30 September 2018 Edmonton Rogers Place 15,310 / 15,310 $2,531,810
5 October 2018[a] Austin United States Zilker Park
12 October 2018[a]
Asia
31 October 2018 Tokyo Japan Tokyo Dome
1 November 2018
5 November 2018 Ryōgoku Kokugikan
8 November 2018 Nagoya Nagoya Dome
Europe[5]
28 November 2018 Nanterre France Paris La Défense Arena
30 November 2018 Copenhagen Denmark Royal Arena
3 December 2018 Kraków Poland Tauron Arena Kraków
5 December 2018 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
6 December 2018
12 December 2018 Liverpool England Echo Arena Liverpool
14 December 2018 Glasgow Scotland SSE Hydro
16 December 2018 London England The O2 Arena 15,651 / 15,651 $2,110,660
South America[6]
20 March 2019 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos 49,900 / 49,900 $4,214,200
23 March 2019 Buenos Aires Argentina Campo Argentino de Polo 61,940 / 61,940 $5,404,680
26 March 2019 São Paulo Brazil Allianz Parque 90,384 / 90,384 $8,733,620
27 March 2019
30 March 2019 Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira 41,609 / 41,609 $3,650,750
North America[7]
23 May 2019 New Orleans United States Smoothie King Center 14,789 / 14,789 $2,449,710
27 May 2019 Raleigh PNC Arena 14,805 / 14,805 $2,719,928
30 May 2019 Greenville Bon Secours Wellness Arena 12,123 / 12,123 $2,351,190
1 June 2019 Lexington Rupp Arena 19,153 / 19,153 $2,785,200
3 June 2019 Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 10,695 / 10,695 $1,779,313
6 June 2019 Madison Kohl Center 12,710 / 12,710 $2,130,572
8 June 2019 Green Bay Lambeau Field 49,416 / 49,416 $6,529,928
11 June 2019 Moline TaxSlayer Center 10,613 / 10,613 $1,943,909
14 June 2019 Arlington Globe Life Park 45,024 / 45,024 $6,313,791
22 June 2019 San Diego Petco Park 40,224 / 40,224 $6,017,239
26 June 2019 Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena 13,837 / 13,837 $2,717,939
28 June 2019 Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena 29,822 / 29,822 $7,202,945
29 June 2019
6 July 2019 Vancouver Canada BC Place 40,973 / 40,973 $4,601,154
10 July 2019 San Jose United States SAP Center 13,937 / 13,937 $3,241,678
13 July 2019 Los Angeles Dodger Stadium 48,767 / 48,767 $6,410,157
TOTAL 668,434 / 668,434 $82,714,530

SetlistEdit

Typical set listEdit

  1. "A Hard Day's Night"
  2. "Hi, Hi, Hi" or "Junior's Farm" or "Save Us"
  3. "Can't Buy Me Love" or "All My Loving"
  4. "Letting Go"
  5. "Who Cares"
  6. "Got to Get You Into My Life" (since Tokyo)
  7. "Come On To Me"
  8. "Let Me Roll It" (with "Foxy Lady" coda)
  9. "I've Got a Feeling"
  10. "Let 'Em In"
  11. "My Valentine"
  12. "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five"
  13. "Maybe I'm Amazed"
  14. "I've Just Seen a Face" or "We Can Work It Out"
  15. "In Spite of All the Danger"
  16. "From Me To You"
  17. "Dance Tonight" (since Copenhagen)
  18. "Love Me Do"
  19. "Blackbird"
  20. "Here Today"
  21. "Queenie Eye"
  22. "Lady Madonna"
  23. "Eleanor Rigby"
  24. "Fuh You"
  25. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
  26. "Something"
  27. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
  28. "Band on the Run"
  29. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
  30. "Let It Be"
  31. "Live and Let Die"
  32. "Hey Jude"
    • Encore
  33. "Yesterday" or "Birthday" or "I Saw Her Standing There"
  34. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  35. "Helter Skelter"
  36. "Golden Slumbers"/"Carry That Weight"/"The End"

Other set listsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The 5 and concert of 12 October 2018s in Austin are part of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kreps, Daniel (4 July 2018). "Paul McCartney Announces Freshen Up Tour". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
  2. ^ Flook, Harriet (14 July 2018). "Paul McCartney to Headline Austin City Limits Music Festival". paulmccartney.com. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on 16 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Paul to Headline Austin City Limits Music Festival". Paul Mccartney. 1 May 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Current Boxscore | Billboard". Billboard. Archived from the original on 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  6. ^ "South American 2019 dates announced". Paul Mccartney. 29 November 2018. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Las Vegas Date Added to #FreshenUpTour". Paul Mccartney. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.