Paul McCartney-Boston, Massachusetts-Aug. 5/6 '09 Jun 24, 2009 23:35:47 GMT -5
Post by yerblues1968 on Jun 24, 2009 23:35:47 GMT -5
Sir Paul McCartney performing in Tel Aviv, Israel.
IT'S OFFICIAL, PAUL McCARTNEY TO PLAY FENWAY PARK
After weeks of speculation, Paul McCartney has officially announced that he will perform at Boston's historic Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6. Tickets for both shows will go on sale Monday, June 29 at 10 a.m. via Live Nation, www.livenation.com. No tickets will be sold at Fenway Park. Ticket prices are forthcoming.
Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 is home to the Boston Red Sox.
The Fenway shows are part of a stateside tour that is slowly taking shape for the former Beatle. In July, he'll play three nights at New York's Citi Field, the new home of the New York Mets. On August 1, McCartney will perform at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, home of the Washington Redskins. Earlier this year, McCartney headlined the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
At each of the shows, fans can expect to hear plenty of classics from McCartney's extensive catalog, including Beatles, Wings and solo career hits as well as selections from his most recent album Electric Arguments, released under his alias The Fireman.
Paul McCartney is a towering figure in the history of rock and roll. He is also one of rocks great performers and we are thrilled that so many of his fans will have the opportunity to experience Paul McCartney in concert in the unique setting of Fenway Park, noted Don Law, President of Live Nation New England, in a press release. These two nights will be among the most memorable in our city's rich legacy of concerts.
"Hosting Paul McCartney at Fenway Park is a true honor and a distinct privilege for all of us at the Boston Red Sox," added Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. "He is a living legend and his contributions both as a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist are exceptional and everlasting. We eagerly look forward to having him here at 'America's Most Beloved Ballpark.'"
McCartney's Fenway Park concerts come just after the historic ballpark hosted the Dave Matthews Band for two nights and Phish for one night at the end of May.