Paul McCartney's "Freshen Up" Tour

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LandHorses, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident Thread Starter

    New Joisey
    First dates..................

    September 17 – Quebec City, QC - the Videotron Centre
    September 20 – Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
    September 28 – Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
    September 30 – Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
  2. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    If I don't get jerked around when it comes to buying tickets like I did when he played Edmonton in 2012, I'll take my stepson, who's thirteen. Hey, he liked Roger Waters when we went last year, he'd probably get a boot out of seeing a Beatle. The missus already made it clear she has no desire to see McCartney a second time around.
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  3. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

    Live debut speculations?
  4. winojunko76

    winojunko76 Forum Resident

    I Don't Know and Come On To Me.
  5. Loup

    Loup Ancient Wool Unraveller

    Carnival of Light

  6. ConnieGuitar

    ConnieGuitar I know this road like the back of my hand...

    "Freshen Up"? :doh:

    Though I'd obviously be thrilled if he really means it vis à vis the set list: just including 3-4 songs from the new album doesn't really count!

    Will certainly keep eyes peeled for NC dates. In the meantime, I'm going to have Dentyne ads going through my head...
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  7. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    I'm really hoping he will play 'Despite Repeated Warnings', which sounds epic!
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  8. winojunko76

    winojunko76 Forum Resident

    Yes! In the same vein as BOTR and Live and Let Die? Sign me up!
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  9. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

    I walked into that one! Although, tbf, technically ‘Come On To Me’ wouldn’t be a live debut, as the Bejowled Beatle already busted it out onstage at the Corden promo gig in London last month.
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  10. Glenn Christense

    Glenn Christense Foremost Beatles expert... on my block

    I'm not sure he will play "I Don't Know".

    It's fairly low key and most of the crowd.. um, won't know it.:D
    It depends on what other song options from Egypt Station might work better live I guess, even though they won't know those songs either.
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  11. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I’m on the Preregistration for the Presale on Ticketmaster Canada for the Edmonton show!

    He’s playing indoors, so tickets availability will be kinda scarce, methinks.
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  12. FKA002

    FKA002 Forum Resident

    My dream setlist, actual vocal range's accurate:

    I Want To Hold Your Hand or She Loves You
    Junior's Farm
    Letting Go
    One After 909
    Temporary Secretary
    Epiphone Casino:
    Paperback Writer
    Come On To Me
    My Valentine
    Here, There and Everywhere (in the key of E)
    Waterfalls (in the key of A)
    I Don't Know
    The Back Seat of My Car (In the key of B)

    Acoustic set:
    I Lost My Little Girl
    In Spite Of All The Danger
    I've Just Seen a Face
    Heart Of The Country (in the key of F)
    Woman (Lennon)
    or during an electric set "Good Morning Good Morning" (I know it's like 99% Lennon, but I think it would fit so greatly!)
    Magic Piano:
    Lady Madonna
    Your Mother Should Know
    Martin D-28:
    Every Night
    Happy With You
    Here Comes The Sun (Harrison)

    When I'm 64
    Eat at Home
    Goodnight Tonight
    Band on the Run
    No More Lonely Nights (in the key of D#)
    Let It Be
    Live and Let Die
    Magic piano:
    Hey Jude
    Epiphone Texan:
    Blackbird (in the key of F)
    Calico Skies (Tribute to Linda) (in the key of C)
    Gibson Les Paul custom:
    Sgt Pepper's/The End

    That makes:
    16/17 Beatles songs
    6 Wings songs
    13 solo songs
    and one cover song!
    All of that includes about 10 songs never every played live before!
    About 35 songs, 76 years old, a World Tour
    I think it's pretty relevant, the ratio of Hits/History is good, it makes die hard fans as satisfied as large audience, I think I did a great job there. Paul, let me work in your crew :D
  13. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    Judging from the press release and, as I said, McCartney being unlikely to call his new tour FreshenUp to imply the old songs are stale, I'd keep my set list expectations in check

    We are looking forward to freshening up our show and playing some of our songs from the new album alongside those songs we know you like to hear.

    Sounds to me like Egypt Station songs and the tried and true. I'd love to be wrong.
  14. 5th-beatle

    5th-beatle Forum Resident

  15. Benno123

    Benno123 Forum Resident

    He’s had some strange lyrics but the name of this tour just plain sucks! What a stupid tour name!
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  16. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

    Bay Area, U.S.A.
    Maxwell's Silver Hammer!
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    5th-beatle Forum Resident

  18. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    To be frightfully honest, the last thing I want is “New” stuff or newer stuff to dominate. This may be my last chance to finally see a Beatle.

    I want Fab Four and Wings. Healthy doses of both!
  19. Frank

    Frank Forum Resident

    I will spend money to see a concert focused on the last 40 years. I probably won't spend more money to see basically the same concert focused on the first 11 years with lip service to the current marketing push thrown on top.
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  20. ConnieGuitar

    ConnieGuitar I know this road like the back of my hand...

    If you haven't seen Paul before, I certainly wouldn't begrudge you that. However, unless you're relatively young, that's all Paul's been doing for *years* - decades.

    This is admittedly a tedious old saw for many McCartney fans (and Frank already summed it up far more succintly but I'll blether on anyway). While I'm more than sympathetic to those not having seen him before getting to see him do the "hits", it isn't as if he's been under a rock or disavowing the material. At this stage it's really only about either being too young or not having the $/wherewithal to see him recently (legitimate enough reasons but still). But for those who have been - yes - fortunate to see him over the years, we too want Wings and Beatles, but way more Wings, some Beatles and please for goodness' sake a healthy representative dollop of all that other stuff that's populated 20+ albums since the Fabs.

    It feels crazy to have someone who's still making music over a 60+-year span that interests/moves you - one of the most prolific songwriters ever - and you only hear a teensy tiny percentage of it because the artist thinks (I suppose justifiably :( ) that's all folks want to hear? It will never fail seeming like the most incredible waste of the man's time and talent, despite whatever joy is still gained from hearing the same ol' warhorses for the umpteenth time. (And fwiw I have no doubt whatsoever that there will be critical consensus on this point, which will sadly be reached after the man himself is able to act upon it.)
  21. Bruce M.

    Bruce M. Forum Resident

    No. No. NO.
  22. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    Good set list, but knowing Paul, he'd have to include Maybe I'm Amazed in that.
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  23. SixOClockBoos

    SixOClockBoos The Man On The Flaming Pie

    Has anyone noticed that Paul's new tour name is the first tour ince the Up and Coming that doesn't start with an "O"?
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  24. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    I'm on the preregistration for Edmonton as well:righton: When he played here in 2012 I ended up paying a hundred bucks a pop for four fifty dollar nosebleed tickets thanks to those ratbastard bot/ticket scalpers. Damned if I'm making that mistake again!

    When I asked my stepson over dinner tonight if he wanted to go see McCartney, he said, "He was one of The Beatles, right? Sure, I'll go!" Naturally my wife pipes up, "What about me?":laugh: Facepalm. I go, "I thought you said once was enough for McCartney?" She said she'd go again if she knew he shook up the setlist. I told her if I could snag three tickets for under a hundred bucks each (after all, we don't have a money tree growing in the backyard, as my mum used to say) all three of us would go, otherwise it'll be just me and the boy.
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  25. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    ...I must be wrong, baby...

    Beware My Love...this could happen!

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