By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Sir Paul McCartney better grab his cowboy boots and hat when he heads deep into the heart of Texas for his first ever Austin show on May 22.
The former Beatle has been slowly but surely revealing dates for his upcoming “Out There” world tour, with Austin’s Frank Erwin Center show on May 22 marking the second US concert since he announced Boston’s Fenway Park show, scheduled for July 9.
Though McCartney has yet to host a concert in Austin, he did play Houston’s Minute Maid Park on his “On the Run” tour last year to rave reviews.
The Houston Chronicle said of his performance, “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.”
Fans can surely expect the same out-of-the-park experience this time around, with McCartney coming off of an incredible year. In 2012, the singer released the Grammy winning album Kiss on the Bottom, was named the MusiCares Person of the Year, rocked the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubliee, the Olympic Closing Ceremonies and the 12-12-12 concert benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tickets for the Austin concert go on sale on Friday, April 12 at 10am on LiveNation.com and TexasBoxOffice.com.
For more on Paul McCartney’s upcoming tour dates, head to his official website.