Paul McCartney UK tour: dates, venues and how to get tickets
Staff writer - July 31, 2018

Paul McCartney UK tour: dates, venues and how to get tickets

Former Beatle set to Freshen Up London, Liverpool and Glasgow
Paul McCartney with a guitar

There have been some HUGE artists touring the UK in 2018, but it doesn’t get any bigger than Sir Paul McCartney.

The ‘Hey Jude’ star has confirmed three UK dates as part of the ‘Freshen Up’ tour, at London’s O2 Arena, Liverpool’s Echo Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Paul McCartney UK tour, including possible setlist, tickets and the latest on his new single and album.

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Paul McCartney ‘Freshen Up’ tour: dates and venues

 

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Macca’s 2018 tour only includes three UK dates, but at least they’re at some of the largest venues the country has to offer.

After four September dates in Canada and a few European concerts in early December (one in Poland, three in Austria), McCartney begins his UK tour where it all started - his hometown of Liverpool.

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."

Here are the dates for all three of Paul McCartney’s UK concerts for 2018.

  • Liverpool, Echo Arena (UK) - December 12
  • Glasgow, SSE Hydro (UK) - December 14
  • London, O2 Arena (UK) - December 16

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Paul McCartney setlist for 2018 concerts

 

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The ‘Freshen Up’ tour doesn’t kick off until September, so we currently have no idea what McCartney will play.

His first tour dates are in Canada, so by the time he arrives in the UK, we’ll have a much better idea of what the setlist will look like.

It was only two years since McCartney’s last tour (‘One on One’) when he bowled audiences over by opening with classic Beatles track ‘A Hard Day's Night’ - a song he hadn’t performed live since 1965.

However, fans over here were left disappointed when McCartney passed over the UK in favour of other European venues. His last UK concerts were part of the ‘Out There’ tour in 2015.  

McCartney said, “We've freshened up the show since our last time round and we are excited to get to play some of our new songs alongside some of the favourites."

Here’s a look at the setlist from McCartney’s last tour (‘One on One’) although you can count on the updated setlist featuring songs from his new album ‘Egypt Station’.

  1. A Hard Day's Night
  2. Save Us or Junior's Farm
  3. Can't Buy Me Love
  4. Letting Go or Jet
  5. Temporary Secretary or All My Loving or Drive My Car
  6. Let Me Roll It
  7. I've Got a Feeling
  8. My Valentine
  9. Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
  10. Here, There and Everywhere (only in 2016)
  11. Maybe I'm Amazed
  12. We Can Work It Out or I've Just Seen a Face
  13. In Spite of All the Danger
  14. You Won't See Me
  15. Love Me Do
  16. And I Love Her
  17. Blackbird
  18. Here Today
  19. Queenie Eye
  20. New
  21. The Fool on the Hill (until the Tinley Park shows)
  22. Lady Madonna
  23. FourFiveSeconds
  24. Eleanor Rigby
  25. I Wanna Be Your Man (only in 2017)
  26. Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
  27. Something
  28. A Day in the Life/Give Peace a Chance (since the Newark shows)
  29. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  30. Band on the Run
  31. Back in the U.S.S.R.
  32. Let It Be
  33. Live and Let Die
  34. Hey Jude

Encore

  1. Yesterday
  2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) (only in 2017)
  3. Hi, Hi, Hi or Get Back or Mull of Kintyre (only in Australia and New Zealand)
  4. Birthday" or I Saw Her Standing There or Helter Skelter
  5. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

Paul McCartney new album: Egypt Station

 

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Hard-working rocker Paul McCartney is set to release his SEVENTEENTH studio album on September 7.

McCartney said of the album’s title, “I liked the words 'Egypt Station.' It reminded me of the 'album' albums we used to make…

“'Egypt Station' starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that.

“I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from."

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The first two singles from the album came in June, with ‘I Don't Know’...

... and ‘Come On to Me’.

While there are no official videos for the tracks, McCartney did appear on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden’s' ‘Carpool Karaoke’ segment, during which he performs ‘Come On To Me’ live (as well as a string of classic hits).

'Egypt Station's' official track listing has yet to be announced, but the songs confirmed so far for the new album are:

  1. Station I
  2. Station II
  3. I Don't Know
  4. Come on to Me
  5. Fuh You
  6. Hunt You Down
  7. Confidante
  8. Back in Brazil
  9. Despite Repeated Warnings
  10. People Want Peace
  11. Happy with You
  12. Who Cares

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