Paul McCartney will headline during the grand opening weekend of The New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, on April 19. Tickets go on sale on February 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel box office and all Ticketmaster locations, online and by phone.

“We could not have asked for a greater rock and roll legend than Paul McCartney to open The New Joint at Hard Rock Hotel,” said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Live, in a statement. “The booking of Paul McCartney reinforces The Joint’s image as the legendary home of rock. The new venue will be the place for artists to play and fans to experience a concert in Las Vegas.”

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The New Joint will double in size to a 4,000-capacity while keeping the same atmosphere of the original venue; the furthest seat in the house will be only 155 feet from the stage. It will be outfitted with state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, Wi-Fi access throughout the venue, a full blogging station for press covering events and 38 flat screens throughout the venue.

The New Joint’s $60 million project is part of the $750 million expansion the Hard Rock broke ground on in 2007 and is slated for full completion in late 2009.

Prior to his Joint performance, McCartney will headline Coachella‘s opening day on April 17.