Paul McCartney announces UK dates for December
|Paul McCartney relaxes in a St John’s Wood restaurant.|
Hot on the heels of having announced four concerts in Canada, Paul McCartney revealed that he is coming to the UK to do three gigs in December: Liverpool, Glasgow and London. See his announcement here. The venue in Liverpool, Echo Arena, dropped lots of hints about Paul’s return to the city through their Twitter account yesterday.
Tickets go on sale Monday 16th July at 10am. An American Express® presale will run from 10am on Wednesday 11th July until 10pm on Friday 13th July for all American Express Cardmembers. T&Cs apply. Also, fans registered at PaulMcCartney.com will have access to the presale.
The gigs are part of his “Freshen Up!” tour. “Up and Coming” became “On The Run” became “Out There” became “One on One” has become “Freshen Up”! So that means new stage clothes for Paul, a new programme and tour merchandise, a slight change to the pre-show film and perhaps new curtains.
In other, McCartney-related news, record producer Greg Kurstin was interviewed quite extensively by Rolling Stone magazine about Paul’s new album, “Egypt Station”. You can read that interview here.
It appears that the first track the pair worked on was not for this project but for Paul’s upcoming – but still in the works – cartoon, “High in the Clouds”, which we have reported about earlier. In fact, we mentioned the plans for this animated feature as early as in 2010, and then again in 2013. Then, three years ago, McCartney reportedly duetted with Lady Gaga on one of the songs for the film.
During the phone interview, Kurstin mentioned a few song titles which haven’t been revealed before: “Confidante”, “Hunt” or “Hunt You Down” and “Back in Brazil”. 20-something songs were recorded with Kurstin. The title “For You” is mentioned as produced by Ryan Tedder, but that was probably a bad phone line or a misheard title, as that track has been mentioned earlier, as “Fuh You”. Before this, we knew about these titles: The instrumentals “Station 1” and “Station 2” bookend the album, “Happy With You”, “People Want Peace”, “Despite Repeated Warnings” and of course the single: “Come On To Me” and “I Don’t Know”.