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.
This is the second one-hour music special to be featured on “The Colbert Report” following Radiohead on September 26, 2011. Musicians who have previously appeared on the show include The National, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Iggy & The Stooges, The Killers, Morrissey, Ben Folds Five, Santigold, fun., Jack White, The Black Belles, Talib Kweli, Florence & The Machine, Bon Iver, LCD Soundsystem, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Gorillaz, Cee Lo Green, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Neil Young, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, R.E.M., The Roots, John Legend, Barry Manilow, John Mellencamp, NAS, Toby Keith, Feist, Rush, Peter Frampton, Carole King, Elvis Costello, among many others.
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