Paul McCartney Set For Hour-Long 'The Colbert Report' Appearance
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Paul McCartney Set For Hour-Long 'The Colbert Report' Appearance
Paul McCartney will appear on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report as the sole guest on a one-hour music special on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:30 p.m. In addition to being interviewed by Colbert, McCartney will perform tracks from his newly reissued 1976 Wings Over America set and selections from his current Out There tour. According to the press release, an additional track will be made available exclusively at McCartney had previously appeared on The Colbert Report in 2009, but next week's show marks his first musical performance on the comedy news show.
McCartney's new show seamlessly blends both Beatles and Wings classics with rarities from both bands. We asked him how he decides what songs make the cut in his concerts: "You've just got to judge it between rare and stuff that people still know. If you just do a whole big bunch of songs that nobody knows, that's kind of all right for a club. But I think when you've got these big arenas, I've gotta give 'em a kind of night out that I would want. So that includes hits. We do some that they don't know so well and then some that they know all too well."
Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
June 8, 10 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center 
June 14 - Manchester, Tennessee - Bonnaroo Festival
June 22 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium 
June 25 - Verona, Italy - Roman Amphitheatre
June 27 - Vienna, Austria - Happel Stadium 
July 7 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
July 9 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park
July 12 - Washington, DC - Nationals Park
July 14 - Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
July 16 - Milwaukee, WI - Miller Park
July 19 - Safeco Field - Seattle, Washington
July 23 - Quebec City, QC - Plains Of Abraham
August 9, 10, 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park (***Show Date TBA)
August 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Investors Group Field 
August 14 - Regina, SK - Mosaic Stadium At Taylor Field

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