ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

Paul McCartney surprise concert sold out for Pappy & Harriet’s tonight

Paul McCartney surprise concert sold out for Pappy & Harriet’s tonight

Paul McCartney gave all his Southern California fans a last-minute chance to see him before Desert Trip this weekend.

As part of his "One On One" tour, McCartney and his band will play at Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. But there was a catch: tickets are only available at the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. and no lineups are permitted before 3 p.m.

ickets will be $50 (including taxes and fees), cash only and will be limited to one per person. Fans will need to stay at the venue immediately after purchasing their ticket and there will be no re-admittance.

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