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Kansas City, Sprint Center ready for Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney will perform at the Sprint Center Wednesday night, spinning out songs from the Beatles, Wings and a solo career that has spanned more than 50 years of rock 'n' roll.

McCartney, who turned 72 last month, will go onstage at 8 p.m. in his Out There tour.

The set list will include material from his most recent studio album NEW.

Those that have already attended his crowd-pleasing show say it contains a mix of expected hits like Hey Jude and Let it Be and a generous sampling from more obscure corners of his catalog, including the Beatles' songs Lovely Rita and Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite and Wings work such as Another Day and 1985. Most of the 1980s and 1990s have been passed over.

Olathe, KS, Beatles super fan Laura Rome likes McCartney so much that she named her dog Sir Paul.

"I love Paul McCartney and he makes some of the greatest music in the world," she said.

She's got more McCartney and Beatles memorabilia than room to display it. Wednesday night's show will be her fourth time to seeing him live. Rome said he's the kind of musician that transcends time and it's an event she will never forget.

"Every concert I've been to of his I still remember every song, what I was doing, who I was with," she said.

McCartney was briefly hospitalized in Tokyo in May because of the viral infection. The illness forced him to cancel a Japanese tour and a concert in South Korea and reschedule half a dozen June dates in the United States before resuming his tour in Albany.

The last decade has seen McCartney and his band perform in a range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow's Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even broadcast live into space.

Accompanying McCartney will be his band of the last 10 plus years, including Paul "Wix" Wickens on keyboards, Brian Ray on bass and guitar, guitarist Rusty Anderson and Abe Laboriel Jr. on drums.

This year got off to an incredible start for McCartney, as he set a personal career best by winning five GRAMMY Awards in one night.

He was also honored in the United Kingdom by NME with the Songwriter's Songwriter Award.

McCartney has been to Kansas City several times. His first was with the Beatles in 1964 and most recently he played at the Sprint Center in 2010. At last check, tickets for Wednesday night's show were available starting at $77.

The other surviving ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr, is also on the road this summer. He will perform at Starlight on Oct. 4.

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Copyright 2014 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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