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Paul McCartney could score his first number one album since 1982

Paul McCartney might score his first chart-topping album in over 36 years with his new Egypt Station. Billboard reported that the just-released set could enter the chart at either the top sport or just under at Number Two and “could tally 115,000-plus units for the week. The top 10 of the September 22nd-dated Billboard 200 chart (where Egypt Station will debut) is scheduled to be revealed on Billboard’s websites on Sunday, September 16th.”

McCartney recently called into to New York City’s National Public Radio affiliate WFUV and explained that even by his standards, recording Egypt Station was a pleasure from beginning to end: “It’s been a fun one to make. I spent a lot of time with Greg Kurstin, who’s the producer. And we had a lot of fun, y’know, we’d get in the studio, we mess around, we make the song, we goof around and ’round about five o’clock — they bring the cookies in.”

Fans are already buzzing about the fact that Egypt Station is decidedly “McCartney-esque” both in its melody and production. “Macca” admitted to Pulse that these days he has no problem tipping his hat to some of his poppier works from the ’70s and ’80s: “I think what happens nowadays more than it might have in the past was I’m not trying to avoid any styles that I used in the past. What I would normally do is, ‘Oh, no, I’ve done that.’ Y’know, ‘I’ve done that sort of string quartet thing, therefore I should never do it again.’ But it didn’t bother me after ‘Yesterday’ to kind of do a stringy thing on ‘Eleanor Rigby.'”

Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
September 17 – Quebec City, QC – The Videotron Centre
September 20 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
October 5, 12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 31 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome
November 1 – Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo Dome
November 8 – Nagoya, Japan – Nagoya Dome
November 28 – Paris, France – U-Arena
November 30 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
December 3 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
December 5, 6 – Vienna, Austria – Vienna Stadhalle
December 12 – Liverpool, England – Echo Arena
December 14 – Glasgow, Scotland – SSE Hydro
December 16 – London, England – O2 Arena
May 27 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
May 30 – Greenville, SC – Bon Secours Wellness Arena
June 1 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
June 6 – Madison, WI – Kohl Center
June 11 – Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center

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