Paul McCartney's "Egypt Station" Debuts At #1

Paul McCartney's "Egypt Station" has entered the Billboard 200 chart at #1, making it Paul McCartney's first Stateside #1 since 1982's "Tug Of War." Earning 153,000 equivalent album units, "Egypt Station" is also Paul's first solo album to debut on the chart at #1.  Since the release of his debut album in 1970, "McCartney," Paul has sold over 100 million albums and singles worldwide.

This is McCartney's 8th solo album (or one with Wings) to go to the top of the charts in the U.S.  "Red Rose Speedway" did the trick in 1973, followed ny "Band on the Run," ""Venus and Mars", "Wings at the Speed of Sound," "Wings Over America," and "Tug of War."  In addition, four titles reached #2 including "Ram," "London Town," ""Flaming Pie," and "Wingspan - "Hits and History."   

McCartney took the title for "Egypt Station" from the piece of art featured on the cover, which he painted thirty years ago.  The 18-time GRAMMY┬« winner launched his new album with a surprise concert in New York City's Grand Central Station on September7, which was live streamed on YouTube and broadcast on IHeart Radio a week later.  The night before, McCartney visited The Tonight Show StarringJimmy Fallon and performed his single "Come On To Me."

Paul will headline the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 5 and 12.  He plans to return to America in 2019 for his 'Freshen Up' tour. 

Paul McCartney - The Freshen Up Tour - 2019 U.S. Dates

5/23 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center

5/27 - Raleigh, NC - PNC Arena

5/30 - Greenville, SC - Bon Secours Wellness Arena

6/1 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena

6/3 - Fort Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

6/6 - Madison, WI - Kohl Center

6/11 - Moline, IL - TaxSlayer Center

6/26 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena

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