'The Colbert Report' Announces One-Hour Music Special With Paul McCartney

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June 5th, 2013


via press release:



ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 FROM 11:30 P.M.-12:30 A.M. ET/PT


The Beatles, Wings & Solo Legend Returns to “The Colbert Report”

for a Second Appearance and First Musical Performance


Performances to Include Songs Featured on McCartney’s Out There Tour, the “Wings Over America” 2013 Reissue

and More with One Song To Be Exclusively Available Only At www.ColbertNation.com



NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 – The Nation will experience a special one-hour episode of "The Colbert Report" as Stephen Colbert welcomes Paul McCartney.  The super-sized show will feature an interview as well as performances of songs featured on McCartney’s current Out There tour, the new 2013 reissue of “Wings Over America” and more with one song to be exclusively available at www.ColbertNation.com.  Tune-in to "The Colbert Report" on Wednesday, June 12 from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET/PT to watch this epic episode.

Said Colbert, “I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!”

McCartney first appeared on “The Colbert Report” on January 28, 2009 in an interview for a “Better Know a Beatle” segment.  The one-hour special on Wednesday, June 12 marks McCartney’s first musical appearance on the show.  Currently, McCartney is on his sold-out Out There world tour.  The performer’s vintage 1980 concert film “Rockshow,” shot during Paul McCartney and Wings' 1976 tour, had a one-night only theatrical release in May.  Visit paulmccartney.com for more artist info.

  • Fakeem

    Was “Rockshow” before or after the triple vinyl for “Wings Over America”?

  • BostonBeatle

    ROCKSHOW was released afterwards but was recorded on the same tour (although on the last legs which may account for the more ferocious versions in the film ROCKSHOW

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