Paul McCartney will launch his US tour in Raleigh

Paul McCartney is coming to Raleigh next year — his first Triangle appearance in close to two decades.

The former Beatle will play Raleigh’s PNC Arena on May 27 — the opening date of the U.S. leg of his “Freshen Up” tour. It will be his first local show since 2002.

A pre-sale for American Express cardholders begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The public on-sale date is 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, at Ticketmaster.com, the PNC Arena box office and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Tickets will be $35.50-$250.

This tour coincides with McCartney’s current album “Egypt Station.”

In June of this year, a “Carpool Karaoke” video of McCartney and “The Late Late Show” television host James Corden visiting McCartney’s old hometown of Liverpool was an online viral sensation.

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