Longtime Epi fan Sir Paul McCartney (“Macca” in the UK) has announced a short tour of Canada this fall to promote his upcoming album, Egypt Station,
due out September 7. McCartney and his redoubtable band will visit Quebec City, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Edmonton. McCartney has also added UK tour dates in Liverpool, Glasgow, and London along with his first appearance at the Austin City Limits Festival in Texas in October.
Last month, Macca celebrated his 76th birthday as well as the 53rd
anniversary of the recording of his classic “Yesterday” (courtesy of his Epiphone Texan
) with the release of a double-A-side single, “I Don’t Know” and “Come On to Me” drawn from the new album. Egypt Station
was recorded in London, Los Angeles, and in McCartney's home studio in Sussex and was produced by Greg Kurstin who has also worked with Adele, Beck, and the Foo Fighters.
“I liked the words Egypt Station
,” said McCartney in a press release. “It reminded me of the ‘album’ albums we used to make... Egypt Station
starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station. So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from.”
Look for more tour dates soon. In the meantime, check out our recent Beatle-related features on the writing of “Yesterday,"
the 2017 remix of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
, and John Lennon’s debut with the Epiphone Casino in May 1966
. Be sure to visit McCartney's official website
for ticket info and more news soon. If you're feeling especially Liverpudlian, get to your Authorized Epiphone Dealer to check out the mighty Inspired by 1964 Texan
acoustic/electric featuring a Solid Spruce Top and the Shadow NanoFlex™ pickup system. You can also read our history of the Texan
--the last guitar designed by Epi Stathopoulo--and its many fans including Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers, Peter Frampton, and Paul Weller.