Sir Paul McCartney slowly continues to add more concerts to his summer itinerary. Shows in Boston, MA, and Atlanta, GA, join previously booked shows in Halifax, NS; Landover, MD; and Flushing, NY.
While the Red Sox are on the road, McCartney will play two concerts on August 5-6 at Boston’s Fenway Park. As previously reported, a license to hold a concert with pyrotechnics was applied for by Fenway’s management earlier this month.
His August 15 concert in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park was just announced this morning (June 24) and will be a benefit for the Piedmont Conservancy. The date is nearly 44 years to the day when he first played Atlanta on August 18, 1965, at the new Fulton County Stadium as a member of The Beatles. He has since returned to the city several times with his post-Beatle group Wings and as a solo performer.
“This is, without a doubt, the biggest thing that’s ever happened to us,” Piedmont Conservancy’s Monica Thornton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, and this will help us to complete the park’s 53-acre expansion.”
Fan club presales for the Boston shows began on June 24 and end June 27. Tickets range from $69 to $205 (plus convenience and handling fees), with an eight ticket limit per person. Tickets for the general public go on sale on June 29.
General admission tickets for the Atlanta show go on sale June 29 through Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Tickets are $79.50. American Express and Piedmont Park members will get first dibs when tickets go on sale June 25.
Earlier confirmed shows include June 15 at Halifax Commons in Halifax, NS; August 1 at FedExField in Landover, MD, home of the NFL’s Washington Redskins; and June 17-18 and 21 at Citi Field in Flushing, NY, marking the new venue’s first concerts.
As previously reported, McCartney will not be launching a full tour, because “he wants to stay close to home and be near his family,” according to industry executives. However, his Web site advises, “Look out for more news on additional dates here on PM.com very, very soon…”
Last Updated on June 25, 2009 by By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner