Paul McCartney To Play First Ever Austin, Texas Show, May 22nd
Tickets to Paul McCartney's historic debut in Austin will be on sale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. local time at livenation.com and texasboxoffice.com. American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, April 11 at 10 p.m. All times Central Standard Time.
Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour will feature brand new, never before seen production and, as ever, hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul performing songs spanning his entire career--as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history--not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives--are magically brought to life as only Paul can do. Last year marked 40 years since Paul's premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space! Having played with his peerless band of Paul 'Wix' Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints--as the reviews of Paul's most recent visit to the state of Texas last November at Houston's Minute Maid Park will testify:
"Paul McCartney didn't just turn back time at the Astros ball field, he stopped the clock... The concert lasted nearly three hours, with McCartney never leaving the stage, tearing through songs from the Beatles, his time with Wings, evolving into an icon of popular music, the brightest star in galaxy... The hits just kept on coming... the sound was overpowering and crystal clear, roaring to the back row and upper deck with ease. There was no need for him to introduce any of the songs. The audience could name that tune in one note... There haven't been fireworks in the neighborhood like that since the Astros won the pennant in 2005."--THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE
"Seeing Paul McCartney live is a lot of things. It's communing with a spirit that touched millions and will touch millions for as long as humanity lurches forward. It's hearing the bedrock anthems and the proto-everything blasts that made the past fifty years of music so damned interesting... McCartney's set was an exhibition of the past 50 years of pop and everything that is hopefully to come. And would you believe that the man nary took a drink of water, rushed off stage for a costume change, an oxygen treatment, or an instrumental break for two hours? Even still his energy levels were off the charts, for anyone of any age... Some legacy acts touring these days, even a decade younger than McCartney, could never keep up."--THE HOUSTON PRESS
Paul is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking "On The Run" tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief--to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the "Out There'" tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of Paul slowing down.
The "Out There" tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to Paul and--as in the case of Austin--new spots for the very first time. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned to www.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates