Thievery Corporation to open for Paul McCartney at Fedex Field Saturday

Washington-based electronic duo Thievery Corporation will open for Paul McCartney at FedEx Field Saturday, organizers announced today.

"We're excited and honored to open for Paul McCartney in our hometown of Washington, D.C.," Thievery Corporation's Rob Garza said in a statement. "Having a chance to play to his audience is unique for us and we're really looking forward to it."

"Unique" is one way to put it. I wonder how the baby boomers are going to react to Thievery Corporation's music. I must admit -- at first, I was puzzled by the announcement.

On second thought, it does make sense: McCartney has been making experimental electronic music under his alter ego, The Fireman, since the early '90s. And according to a New York Times review, he's been performing some of The Fireman's material this tour.

I wonder if he'll join Thievery Corporation on stage, or vice versa.

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