Paul McCartney has rolled out three more arena shows for the spring of 2019. “Macca,” who kicks off his “Freshen Up Tour” on September 17th in Quebec City, has just announced a May 23rd show at New Orleans' Smoothie King Arena; June 3rd at Fort Wayne, Indiana's Allen County War Memorial Coliseum; and June 26th at Phoenix's Talking Stick Resort Arena. McCartney is garnering solid reviews for his just-released Egypt Station album, which marks his first new studio set since 2013's Top Three New collection.
McCartney has just released his first official video from Egypt Station, with “Fuh You” featuring a puppy love story between a Liverpudlian bi-racial tween couple.
Rusty Anderson, who's been McCartney's lead guitarist for the past 17 years, recalled how the band finally got the former-Beatle to add “Helter Skelter” to his concert setlists: “I was working on Paul for 'Helter Skelter' since the first time we played the Super Bowl, before we even went on tour (in 2002). I said 'Hey, y'know what would be a really rad song to play, Paul?' He said 'what?' I said 'Helter Skelter,' and he goes (imitates McCartney) 'Oh, yeah' (laughs). It took him a while to warm up to it. And we kept prodding him and prodding him and he put it in the set — but we still hadn't rehearsed it. We said, 'Paul are we gonna rehearse 'Helter Skelter?' And finally we did it. . . and I remember playing it at rehearsal and some of the pre-show dancers started coming out and dancing and rocking to it and all of a sudden he started realizing how great it is.”