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Once in a lifetime opportunity to see Paul McCartney at small Texas venue

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Paul McCartney at the Frank Erwin Center arms open
Paul McCartney will play an intimate show in San Antonio this fall.  Photo by Chad Wadsworth

Sir Paul McCartney's summer has been a long and winding one. After falling ill while touring Japan in May, McCartney postponed the Texas dates of his U.S. tour, which was slated to kick off in the West Texas music mecca of Lubbock in June. 

But now, McCartney is making up for the Lone Star delay with an intimate Texas show that offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Macca fans. 

 McCartney will perform at San Antonio's new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,750-seat space set to open in September. The show will be a departure from his standard stadium backdrop.  

On Oct. 1, McCartney will perform at San Antonio's new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,750-seat space set to open in September. The show will be his first in San Antonio in more than two decades — not to mention a departure from his standard stadium backdrop. 

“It is very rare for Paul McCartney to perform in a theater setting instead of a large arena or stadium. This will be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for people attending this concert to see and hear this incredible musician in the intimacy of The Tobin Center with its world-class acoustics,” said J. Bruce Bugg Jr., chairman of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation. 

McCartney's performance will feature all of the theatrics of his stadium show — band, pyrotechnics, visuals — in a rare, intimate setting. And billed as a fundraiser for the new $203 million performing arts center, we anticipate fans will pay a premium price. For those interested in attending, ticketing information is only available by calling 210-223-8624.

After his San Antonio show, McCartney will play Lubbock on Oct. 2 and Dallas on Oct. 13. McCartney will not make a Houston stop on this tour. In 2012, McCartney performed before a crowd of more than 40,000 at Minute Maid Park.

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