Paul McCartney to Headline Special 'Colbert Report'

One-hour episode will include performance and interview

Paul McCartney, Stephen Colbert.
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June 5, 2013 2:45 PM ET

Paul McCartney will appear for an interview and performance on an extra-long episode of The Colbert Report on June 12th. The one-hour music special will include songs featured on McCartney’s current "Out There" tour, the new 2013 reissue of Wings Over America and more. 

"I think this McCartney kid's got something special and I'm gonna put him on the map!" Colbert said in a statement.

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McCartney first appeared on The Colbert Report in January 2009, and the June 12th special will mark the musician's first performance on the show. 

This is the program's second hour-long music special. The first featured Radiohead in September 2011.

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