Paul McCartney coming to Louisville’s Yum Center

Paul McCartney on the Out There tour in 2013. The former Beatle will play the KFC Yum Center in Louisville on June 26. © Photo by MJ Kim.

Paul McCartney on an Out There tour stop in 2013. The former Beatle will play the KFC Yum Center in Louisville on June 26. © Photo by MJ Kim.

Sir Paul McCartney will aim his Out There tour for Louisville’s KFC Yum Center on June 26. Tickets for the former Beatle’s first date in the region since an August 2011 performance at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park will go on sale Monday.

McCartney, 71, has played Lexington once, at Rupp Arena on a 1990 tour that marked the first time he had played quite a bit of Beatles material live since the band’s 1970 breakup. He also performed a May 1993 show at Cincinnati’s now-demolished Riverfront Stadium. According to a Live Nation statement, this will be McCartney’s first appearance in Louisville.

This tour comes at the tail end of a huge wave of Beatles nostalgia observing the 50th anniversary of the band’s triumphant first American concerts and the legendary 1964 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

The Louisville stop is among the first four dates announced for McCartney’s summer tour in the United States. Other cities announced Tuesday morning include New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Albany, N.Y.

Tickets for the Louisville show go on sale at 10 a.m. April 14 at Livenation.com, Ticketmaster.com, the Yum Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations, or by calling 1-800-745-3000. American Express Card members can buy tickets from 10 a.m. April 10 to 10 a.m. April 13.

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