On May 23rd, Paul McCartney kicks off the Freshen Up tour, at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. Less than 2 months later, it will wrap up at Dodger Stadium on July 13th. The tour is McCartney's first tour after the release of his album, Egypt Station. Prior to the announcement of the tour, McCartney revealed he would headline the 17th Austin City Limits Music Festival, where the cheapest ticket available for $285 for a three day pass.
For fans that are looking to catch Sir Paul as the only act, there are some very interesting options this summer, including Lambeau Field, home of the Packers, Petco Park, home of San Diego Padres and Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers. For McCartney, there are also many arena shows, including two nights in Las Vegas at T Mobile Arena. Ticket prices start at $125 across the two Vegas shows, with floor seats starting at over $350.
Ticket through Ticketmaster are essentially sold out (other than VIP options, which includes "Package to include one premium Price Level ticket, a commemorative ticket, merchandise item designed and created exclusively for package purchasers, and collectible laminate to remember your evening") which means that the secondary market is going to be the best bet for seeing one of the 16 US and Canadien shows.
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Legendary Beatles member and solo artist Paul McCartney will embark on a 14-city North American extension of the “One on One” tour beginning this July and wrapping up in October.
During his trek he’ll spend a significant amount of time in the Northeast, including 5 in the New York/New Jersey area.
Among these will be McCartney’s first performance at Newark’s Prudential Center. With over 700 tickets currently available through secondary market resource TicketIQ, the average ticket price is $396.
One of the most anticipated dates of the tour is Madison Square Garden on Friday September 15th. This will mark McCartney’s first concert at the home of the Knicks and Rangers since 2005. Distance has certainly made the heart grow fonder as this date carries the highest “Get-In” price (cheapest ticket available) of the tour on the secondary market. It’ll cost fans a minimum of $182 to get into the door of the World’s Most Famous Arena on September 15th.
If that price point is a bit too out of reach, fans may want to take the subway ride to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center 4 nights later, where tickets are available at nearly half that price -- $82.
Another notable NY area venue on McCartney’s itinerary is the New Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, which will see Sir Paul play Long Island for the first time in nearly 15 years.
Removing focus from New York and looking at the Mid-West leg, McCartney will also play his first ever performances at Duluth, GA’s Infinite Energy Center; Bossier City, IA’s CenturyLink Center; Wichita’s INTRUST Bank Arena; and Detroit’s new Little Caesar’s Arena.
With over 8,000 tickets currently available on the secondary market, the average ticket price for this leg of the “One on One” tour is $442. McCartney did a short 4-tour stint in the US in April 2016 where ticket prices averaged $243.