Due to popular demand, Paul McCartney's new “Freshen Up” tour has just added a second “Sin City” stop for June 28th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena. Tickets will go on sale to the public Monday, March 18th at 10 a.m. PST. “Macca” kicks off his 2019 tour dates on March 20th in Region Metropolitana, Chile, which is the first show of a five-stop, three-country jaunt.
McCartney explained that his primary reason for still going out and embarking on globe trotting tours is that he loves performing more than almost anything: “Then the audience is the other big thing. The audience is amazingly warm these days. And what I do is, I tell my promoter, I'll say, 'Just put one of the shows on sale and just see how we're doing.' And he might ring me back and say: 'Fantastic! Sold out in an hour — the whole thing!' So, I go 'Okay, I'm cool. They like me!'”
The former-Beatle told us that in many ways, the road feels just as much like a racing event as it does a rock show: “It's a big operation these days. Y'know, there's like 140 people put it together. So I think of it, like, Formula One, or something. You've got these amazing technicians who can change a tire in three seconds; can't tune a guitar (laughs) — but. . . No, so you've got these great guys all working, and so, I think that's very exciting. And, like, that's my team, so I love that. And we get on very well, so it's kind of good to go back to that.”
UPDATED: Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
March 20 – Region Metropolitana, Chile – Estadio Nacional March 23 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Campo Argentino De Polo March 26, 27 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque March 30 – Curitiba – PR, Brazil – Estadio Couto Pereira May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Center 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 8 – Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center June 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park June 22 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park June 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena June 28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena June 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena July 6 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place July 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center July 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium