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Apr 5, 2013

PAUL McCARTNEY "OUT THERE" TOUR ADDS TULSA & WASHINGTON DC DATES

WHAT:                Paul McCartney
WHERE:             BOK Center
WHEN:               Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ON SALE:          Friday, April 12, 2013 at 10am

TICKET INFO: Available online at www.bokcenter.com, Arby’s Box Office, all Tickets.com outlets, or by calling 1-866-7-BOKCTR.

April 5, 2013 (Tulsa, Okla.) – Paul McCartney, AEG Live and the BOK Center are proud to announce Paul has added a Tulsa date to his all-new 2013 “Out There” tour as part of the BOK Center’s 5th Anniversary Celebration. On May 29, Paul will return to the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. for his first show at the venue since marking the venue’s first anniversary in August 2009 with the only arena gig of his summer 2009 stadium tour.

In addition to the concert in Tulsa, on July 12 Paul will also return to Washington DC --site of The Beatles' first ever U.S. concert in 1964 at the Washington Coliseum--for his first public performance since his monumental August 2009 show at FedExField.

As previously announced, the tour will also be making stops May 22 in Austin, TX at the Frank Erwin Center and July 9 in Boston, MA at Fenway Park.

Tickets to the newly announced shows will be on sale beginning Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. local time at bokcenter.com (Tulsa) and nationals.com/mccartney (Washington DC). 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 local.

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 2009 visits to Tulsa and DC will testify:

"Paul McCartney is the only person in the entire world capable of what happened on Saturday night: He sang his classics for nearly three hours as he presided over an enormously and universally pleasing lovefest at FedEx Field... Macca wasn't stingy in the slightest when it came giving the fans all they wanted -- a whopping 21 Beatles songs were included in the set. He's the definition of a legend... simply one of those shows that left you feeling tingly on the way home."--THE WASHINGTON POST

"Simply put, this was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I didn't want Paul McCartney's show at FedEx Field last night to end. But when it did -- after a two-hour set and a 30-minute encore -- I think I speak for the rest of the audience when I said I left the stadium satisfied."--THE BALTIMORE SUN

"McCartney put his seemingly endless reservoir of energy to work ensuring that no one will forget the three hours they spent with him Monday night at Tulsa’s BOK Center, a concert that celebrated the venue’s first anniversary... He showed no sign of fatigue after the lengthy show, having given Tulsa an extraordinary survey of what is arguably the greatest songwriting career in rock ‘n’ roll history."--THE OKLAHOMAN

"A sold-out crowd crammed into the venue, and Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry declared Aug. 17 'Paul McCartney Day'... Reminiscent of iconic images of teens swooning before the stage at Beatles’ concerts of decades past, women of all ages hopped to their feet Monday as they shook and screamed, leaning over a safety rail up front and reaching out to McCartney. Tears welled in listeners’ eyes... McCartney is considered by many to be the greatest songwriter in history... His entire show was tight and loud — and timeless."--TULSA WORLD

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 new spots for the very first time. Further announcements and dates will be added in the coming weeks. Stay tuned towww.paulmccartney.com for official news and updates.

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