Paul McCartney to play Cowboys Stadium - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Paul McCartney to play Cowboys Stadium

ARLINGTON, Texas - AEG Live and Live Nation, in cooperation with Marshall Arts, announced that Paul McCartney is confirmed to play Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. This monumental event will be the legendary performer's first Dallas concert since 2005, and the only Texas performance of his current series of 2009 North American dates.

Tickets for the August 19th concert go on sale Monday, July 20 at 10:00AM and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at

The Cowboys Stadium show will feature classics from McCartney's extensive catalog, including Beatles, Wings and solo career hits as well as selections from his most recent album Electric Arguments, released under his alias The Fireman.

On the heels of Paul McCartney's three-date, sold-out run at New York's Citi Field in July, the August 19th North Texas performance will be among McCartney's first U.S. appearances since headlining this year's Coachella festival; as well as the same weekend's record-breaking opening of the Joint in Las Vegas.

McCartney's additional upcoming North American concert dates include two shows at Boston's Fenway Park along with performances at Atlanta's Piedmont Park, FedEx Field in Landover, MD and Halifax Commons in Halifax, NS.

American Express® Cardmembers can purchase advance tickets beginning Monday, July 13 at 10AM through Sunday, July 19 at 10PM. Preferred seating is available to Gold Card, Platinum Card® and Centurion® members. AMEX presale tickets can be purchased by logging onto, at all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.

About Cowboys Stadium
With the 2009 opening of the Dallas Cowboys new home, Cowboys Stadium is the largest, most technologically advanced sports and entertainment venue in the world.

Designed by HKS and built by Manhattan Construction, the $1.1 billion stadium features two monumental arches, the world's largest HD quality video board, an expansive retractable roof and the largest retractable end zone doors in the world.

Features of the stadium include seating for 80,000 and expandable to 100,000, 300 luxury suites, club seating on multiple levels and the Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop, open to the public year round. In addition to being the new home of the Dallas Cowboys and the annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, the stadium will host the 2011 Super Bowl, the 2010 NBA All-Star Game and the 2014 NCAA men's basketball Final Four as well as high school and college football, concerts and special events. For more information, go to


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