Paul McCartney to play Smoothie King Center on June 19 Paul McCartney to play Smoothie King Center on June 19 Paul McCartney performing in Tulsa, May 13, 2013. Advocate staff report April 16, 2014 Comments Rock legend Paul McCartney is scheduled to perform at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 19, one of only four North American stops listed as part of his “Out There” tour. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at Ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $27.50 to $250 plus service fees. McCartney and his former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, recently marked the 50th anniversary of the group’s 1964 American television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with a CBS-TV special, “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A Grammy Salute.” McCartney’s concerts feature classics from his Beatles, Wings and solo catalogs as well as songs from his 2013 album “New.” The shows run three hours and include massive screens, lasers, fireworks and video. McCartney’s performance at the Smoothie King Center, formerly the New Orleans Arena, will be his first concert at the venue since 2002. It precedes by a few months the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ performance at Tad Gormley Stadium in September 1964. He performed at the Superdome in April 1993 with a band including his late wife, Linda, and current band member Paul “Wix” Wickens. Local saxophonist Thaddeus Richard, a member of McCartney’s 1970s band Wings, made a guest appearance at that show. McCartney and his band have performed internationally throughout the past decade. Their stops included the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace and the White House. His band features keyboardest Wickens, bassist and guitarist Brian Ray, guitarist Rusty Anderson and drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday, through 10 p.m. Sunday.