A Musical Life Force
Paul McCartney, 56 years since making his recording debut, is still celebrating musical firsts in his career. His 17th solo album, Egypt Station, marks the first time McCartney has ever debuted at Number One with an album. It officially landed at Number One in the Billboard Album charts the night before McCartney played his opening concert of his Freshen Up tour. So, it’s in with the new, in with the classic and out on to the road with Team Macca.
Perhaps Rolling Stone sums up best what makes McCartney, at 76, as relevant to music and culture as ever, writing, “Macca keeps adding new gems to his songbook, with nothing to prove except he’s the only genius who can do this… And, oh yeah — in his spare time, he happens to still be the greatest live performer on Earth.”
The tour’s first round of dates included stops in Canada, including Quebec, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton and was quickly followed by McCartney playing headline sets at the 17th annual Austin City Limits Music Festival. Solotech was again there from the first note in September 2018 and will continue supporting the video for the tour as it goes on to the final standing ovation in July 2019. The Freshen Up tour will play throughout North America, Europe, South America, and Asia.