It is being called "The concert of the year.' Paul McCartney's "Out There" World Tour is coming to the FedExForum May 26.
Tickets don't go on sale until Tuesday morning April 9, but FOX13 News was on hand to see the first two tickets to Sir Paul's Memorial Day weekend concert were given away Monday via the radio.
VIP ticket packages go on sale Tuesday, April 9, at 9 a.m. CDT, and end April 11 at 10 pm.
The general public on sale date is Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. CDT.
The last time McCartney performed in Memphis was in April of 1993 at the Liberty Bowl when he played before to a sellout crowd.
FOX13 News meteorologist Ed Echols was working in radio back in 1993 and he remembers how big a deal the McCartney World Tour was.
"I was working for the number one radio station in Dallas Fort Worth so we had all the concert rights and all the other stations were so jealous because we had the concert and exclusive interview with Paul McCartney and Linda," Echols said.
When the McCartney tour came to Memphis in 1993, Steve Conley was chosen to do the one and only interview with McCartney.
"April 27, 1993, a beautiful night in Memphis at the Liberty Bowl as a matter of fact," recalls Conley of 94.1 KQK-FM Radio. "We sat with you. Yep. At the Liberty Bowl and it was the highlight of my broadcast career getting to sit down and as far as you are from me to sit and talk to Paul McCartney and was the only one to do it in Memphis on radio or TV."
Twenty years later and McCartney coming to Memphis is still a big deal. Conley talked to ticket winner Maria Robinson, who won the first pair of tickets to the May 26 McCartney gig at the FedExForum.
"My dear, this is Steve Conley from 94.1 KQK."
"Oh my God! Oh my God! Are you serious?," she exclaimed. "Oh my God, I am going to see Paul McCartney?"
"You have an incredible distinction. Not only are you brilliant and good looking to be listening to on this station but you are the first person in the whole city to get tickets," Conley said.
Not only did Robinson win two tickets for the May 26 concert, she attended the April 1993 concert, too.
"I can't believe it's been 20 years," she said. "I know I'm going to tell you how crazy this is. My son, he is such a Paul McCartney fan, he had me looking online Saturday. He said he's coming to Austin, to Boston. I was like, 'Noland, just hold on. Let's see how this is going to go.' And then, he's coming to Memphis."
Like I said, this McCartney concert, well it's a pretty big deal.
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