Paul McCartney is coming to Colonial Life Arena

Paul McCartney is coming to Colonial Life Arena

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Did you read the news today, oh boy? Perhaps you were reading it in your Yellow Submarine on its voyage during the Magical Mystery Tour Well, in case you missed it, allow this not-so-Paperback Writer to get by With A Little Help From My Friends.

Gov. Nikki Haley, University of South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner, and officials with the Colonial Life Arena announced on Tuesday that Paul McCartney is coming to Columbia as part of the "Out There!" Tour.

"It is a fantastic event for South Carolina," Haley said. "Tickets are going to sell out quickly, but we are so excited for everyone in South Carolina and appreciate the team members that made this come out."

The ex-Beatle has added three more dates to his tour, with Columbia, Philadelphia, and Charlottesville being the lucky winners.

Columbia's tour date has been scheduled for June 25, 2015.

The concert will feature hits throughout the 72-year-old's remarkable career.

Colonial Life officials are, of course, extremely pleased with landing a big fish for this relatively small pond.

"I'm asked all the time, name one show that you personally like to bring, and name one show as an arena manager that you would like to bring and it just so happens that mine is one of the same, so to be able to do this is really a great feeling," Colonial Life Arena general manager Lexie Boone said.

"This crowd is going to be very special," Tanner said. "Tickets are going to go in a hurry, but I think we'll have a lot of the younger generation here because of the Beatles, it was intriguing, and it's going to be a great concert."

Papa Jazz employee Woody Jones has been to one of Sir Paul's shows and said it was fantastic.

"The guy puts on a heck of a show. He's a performer. He's a professional," Jones said. "They're going to have no problem filling that arena."

Tickets for the event go on sale at LMCTix.com on May 4 at 10 a.m. for the general public and April 30 for American Express customers.

Ticket prices begin at $29.50 all the way up to $250.

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