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Paul McCartney to play August Dodger Stadium date

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Paul McCartney will return to Los Angeles with an Aug. 10 date at Dodger Stadium, his first major L.A.-area concert since a two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010. A public on-sale for the concert, part of McCartney's "Out There" tour, is set for May 5, but various pre-sales will enable fans to purchase tickets as early as April 29. 

Tickets for the Goldenvoice-promoted concert start at $25 and stretch to $250, not including additional surcharges. Those with the first crack at tickets will be those signed up to the mailing list on McCartney's website, which fans can do now. The site's presale will begin at 9 a.m. on April 29. 

Following the PaulMcCartney.com pre-sale, preference will then be given to American Express credit card holders, who can purchase tickets beginning May 1 at 10 a.m. The remaining tickets will go on sale May 5 at 10 a.m. via the Dodgers website

The past year, like almost every year since 1964, has seen a bustle of Beatles-related activity. McCartney reunited with drummer Ringo Starr at the Grammy Awards, and the band was then saluted in its very own special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the act's appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

McCartney released a solo album, "New," late last year. The Times in its review gave the album three stars out of a possible four, writing that the work "balances past and present, memory and the future, distortion and clarity, notions of new and old." To promote the album, McCartney in September performed a concert on Hollywood Boulevard. 

Yet McCartney concerts are celebrations of the artist's Beatles and post-Beatles work. The press release touting the "Out There" tour promises at least a three-hour experience -- one in which the last pre-encore song will never not be "Hey Jude" -- that spans the artist's work as a solo artist, as well his songs with the Beatles and Wings.

McCartney's band continues to include longtime collaborators Paul “Wix” Wickens on keyboards, bass guitarist Brian Ray, guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr.

McCartney, according to the press release, last played Dodger Stadium with the Beatles in 1966. 

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