Paul McCartney to headline special episode of US TV show ‘The Colbert Report’

He'll give an interview and perform on a special hour-long episode airing on June 12

Paul McCartney is to appear on his own special episode of late-night US TV show The Colbert Report.

McCartney will headline the June 12 episode of the popular satirical series starring political comedian Stephen Colbert (pictured below right). The show airs from Monday to Thursday on US network Comedy Central, normally for 30 minutes, but McCartney’s episode will be an hour-long special.

The former Beatle will perform as well as give an interview and the episode will feature songs from his current Out There! tour as well as the ‘Wings Over America’ album, which was remastered and reissued last month.

Colbert said of McCartney: “I think this McCartney kid’s got something special and I’m gonna put him on the map!” The former Beatle has made one previous appearance on The Colbert Report, which came back in 2009.

McCartney kicked off the Out There! tour in South America on May 4 and is now playing dates in North America. The tour crosses the Atlantic for three dates in mainland Europe at the end of this month, before returning to the US and Canada, where it will wrap up in the city of Regina on August 14.