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Sir Paul McCartney announces he's set to play Austin for the first time ever

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Paul McCartney, Minute Maid Park, November 2012
Paul McCartney played Minute Maid Park in Houston in 2012. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com

Editor's note: Due to overwhelming demand, Live Nation and the Frank Erwin Center have announced that Paul McCartney will play a second date in Austin on May 23. Tickets for the second show are on sale as of 10 a.m. on April 12.

This time around, Austin won the bidding war to bring Sir Paul McCartney to Texas, sandwiched between tour dates in Brazil and Poland.

The "Out There" tour is bound to be as longwinded and successful as the last, "On the Run," which featured a stop in Houston and upwards of 40 tracks on the set list.

Though he's been a solo artist for 41 years, no one buys a Paul McCartney ticket wishing not to hear "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" or "Yesterday" — and the man pleases his fans with solo, Wings and The Beatles material.

The May 22 tour date will mark McCartney's first performance in Austin, and the capital city is sure to beg him to stick around and stay awhile after the show at the Frank Erwin Center.

Tickets go on sale April 12 at 10 a.m. at Livenation.com and TexasBoxOffice.com, but if you're an American Express cardholder, you can purchase tickets before the general public from April 9 at 10 a.m. through April 11 at 10 p.m.

Reason enough to open another credit card? No word on ticket price just yet, but it's bound to be hefty. That credit limit may come in handy.

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