LAS VEGAS – Singer Paul McCartney has announced a two-day concert stop in Las Vegas during his upcoming "Driving USA" tour.
The April 5 and 6 concerts featuring the former Beatle at the MGM Grand hotel-casino's Grand Garden Arena will replace a canceled heavyweight boxing title fight between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis, hotel-casino spokesman Scott Ghertner said Friday.
The Tyson-Lewis match, scheduled for April 6, was canceled after the Nevada Athletic Commission denied Tyson a boxing license on Jan. 29. That decision came a week after a brawl at a news conference held in New York to promote the fight. The match could be held elsewhere in the country or abroad.
Tickets to the McCartney show go on sale Monday at prices of $350, $250 and $125. McCartney is touring for the first time since 1993. The arena holds about 12,000 concert seats.
A McCartney spokesman, Paul Freundlich, said 20 tour stops are planned, beginning April 1 in Oakland, Calif., and ending May 18 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Ghertner said the MGM Grand also plans to host a high-end baccarat tournament on April 6.