Paul McCartney has kick off the Freshen Up tour at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and 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. TicketIQ has tickets to all stops on Paul McCartney's Freshen Up 2019 Tour.
Tickets 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.
On the secondary ticket market, the cheapest prices range from $100 to $150, with the exception of the larger baseball and football venues, where tickets start under $100. Globe Life Park in Texas is the cheapest show with tickets under $50. Floor seats are above $500 in most markets. TicketIQ provides access to Low Price Guarantees on all Concert tickets. If you find the same ticket for less, we'll give you 200% of the difference in ticket credit.
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The below review in the Charlotte News and Observer is a good summary of the show for fans deciding whether to shell out the money required.
"I didn’t know seeing Paul McCartney in concert was on my bucket list — one of the bands or singers I have to see live in my lifetime. But after watching him perform 38 of his songs Monday night at Raleigh’s PNC Arena, why wasn’t a McCartney show on my list? For two hours and 45 minutes, with a quick break at the end before the encore, McCartney’s Freshen Up tour delivered hit after hit — from The Beatles, Wings, as a solo artist, and a song from The Quarrymen, the group that preceded The Beatles. He weaved in stories behind the songs, dedicating them to those who inspired them or wrote them. That included a shoutout to wife Nancy Shevell, who he said was in the audience."
Full City and Date list:
May 23 – New Orleans, LA – Smoothie King Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Jun 01 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
Jun 03 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Jun 06 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
Jun 08 – Green Bay, WI – Lambeau Field
Jun 11 – Moline, IL – Taxslayer Center
Jun 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
Jun 22 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
Jun 26 – Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
Jun 28 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Jun 29 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
Jul 06 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
Jul 10 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Jul 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodgers Stadium
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.