Paul McCartney Playing Brooklyn's Barclays Center In June

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Paul McCartney will play the Barclays Center in June. This Dec. 12, 2012 file image released by Starpix shows Paul McCartney at the 12-12-12 The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca, file)) | AP

A Beatle is heading to Brooklyn.

Paul McCartney will play Brooklyn's Barclays Center this summer with shows scheduled for June 8 and 10 as part of his "Out There!" tour, according to the New York Post.

“This is the No. 1 artist on my playlist,” Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, who made the announcements about McCartney's shows on Thursday, said. “To me, when Barbra Streisand came here it was homecoming -- but Paul McCartney coming here is royalty."

Tickes will go on sale Monday, April 22 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com, according to the New York Daily News. The presale for American Express card holders begins Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.

The 70-year-old rock legend also announced the news via Twitter.


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Paul has just confirmed two New York shows at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn on 8th & 10th June

The "Out There!" tour, which was first announced in March, kicks off in May. The show has been billed as a three-hour long set with songs selected from McCartney's 50-year career.

"The 'Out There!' tour will feature music from one of the best loved catalogues in popular music," reads a statement on his website. "Paul will perform songs that span his entire career -- as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle."

McCartney, who has the top billing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco in August, is not the only big name with plans to visit Brooklyn this summer. Rihanna, The Killers, Bruno Mars, Justin Bieber and Beyonce all have tour dates scheduled at the venue.

This will be the Liverpool-born McCartney's first gig in New York since he performed at Madison Square Garden for the "12-12-12" show to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy in December.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post identified McCartney's birthplace as London.

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