Paul McCartney announces Austin show; Bon Jovi coming to Austin without Sambora; Hillary Clinton writing new book
Sir Paul will play Austin for the first time
Paul McCartney will bring his “Out There” tour to the Erwin Center on May 22.
Representatives from the Erwin Center, production company Live Nation and the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau made the announcement — hinted at Wednesday as “one of the most significant concerts ever held in Austin” — at a press conference at the venue on Thursday.
Bob Roux with Live Nation said Thursday that the company had been working on this show for several years. The Erwin Center will have a 12,500 capacity for this show, and tickets will be $49 to $277.
This will be the former Beatle’s first time performing in Austin.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. April 12 to the general public. American Express cardholders will have a chance to buy tickets before that, April 9-11. Roux said that all levels of seats would be available to both pre-sale and general sale customers.
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Bon Jovi will hit Austin without Richie Sambora
TRENTON, N.J. — Guitarist Richie Sambora will not be performing with Bon Jovi during the current leg of the band’s Because We Can tour. It stops in Austin at the Erwin Center Wednesday.
The band, on its website, cited “personal issues.” The band says all shows will go on as scheduled. No other information was given.
Hours before the announcement late Tuesday, Sambora tweeted that he was “Watching more of the ‘Every Road Leads Home To You’ cover videos.” That was a reference to a fan contest promoting a song on his solo album “Aftermath of the Lowdown.”
The 53-year-old has struggled with substance abuse. He has done several stints in rehab.
New book by Hillary Clinton in 2014
NEW YORK — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has a book deal.
She is working on a memoir and policy book about her years as secretary of state, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press. The book has yet to be titled and is tentatively scheduled for June 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. Clinton reportedly received $8 million for the 2003 memoir, “Living History,” also published by Simon & Schuster.
By launching her book tour in June 2014, Clinton will travel the country as Democrats work to recapture the House in the fall midterm elections. Her itinerary will be closely scrutinized for any signs she may run for president in 2016 — any book tour events in early voting states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina would receive broad attention.