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Legendary Paul McCartney adds Dallas concert to long and winding new tour

Paul McCartney adds Dallas concert to long and winding new tour

Paul McCartney, Minute Maid Park, November 2012
Paul McCartney's  tour includes an October 13 stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Photo by © Chinh Phan/CatchLightGroup.com

In a surprise move, Paul McCartney will be making a long-awaited return to Dallas on Monday, June 16, at American Airlines Center, almost five years after his last area appearance at Cowboys Stadium in 2009.

The Dallas date is part of the third North American leg of McCartney's Out There! tour, one that has seen the legendary pop star travel around the world in a somewhat illogical manner since May 2013. McCartney started off with three concerts in Brazil before coming to six U.S. cities, including Austin, on his second leg.

He then went to Europe for three quick dates before bouncing back and forth between the U.S. and Canada in July and August 2013. From there the tour went to Japan, then back to South America in a leg that starts on April 19. McCartney goes back to Japan and Korea before finally winding up in the U.S. again in June.

And where will Sir Paul start his third North American leg? Why, in Lubbock, of course. It's safe to say that city has rarely, if ever, had a star of this magnitude come to town. McCartney will also visit New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville, Louisville, Albany, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City on the tour that — for now — ends on August 7.

It's a strange way of seeing the world, but when you're 71 and hold the status as probably the most famous living musician on the planet, you can do whatever you damn well please.

If you're already a member of PaulMcCartney.com, you can buy pre-sale tickets now; if you're not, it's too late to sign up. American Express cardholders will have access to a pre-sale April 21-24, and tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 25.

For your sake, you'd better hope you're in one of those first two groups, because tickets, ranging from $59-$253, are likely to be gone in a flash.