As first reported by TicketNews on May 26, legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul McCartney will perform the first concerts at New York’s Citi Field, home of the Mets, on July 17 and 18, with the potential for a third show on July 21.
Tickets go on sale June 15, exclusively at 507TIXX.com and by phone at 718-507-TIXX. The concerts are rain or shine. Ticket prices are not yet available.
“Every time Paul McCartney steps on a stage is a special event because of the timelessness of the music and the enthusiasm and verve that this icon gives to each performance,” said Randy Phillips, president and CEO of AEG Live, in a statement. “Christening Citi Field as a venue will give this concert the added weight of the historical significance of The Beatles appearance at Shea Stadium 44 years ago.”
New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon added, “There’s no more appropriate artist in the history of rock and roll to play the first concert at Citi Field. The era of big-time rock and roll concerts started with Paul and The Beatles at Shea and we’re thrilled to continue that tradition at our new home.”
McCartney first graced a New York stadium stage on August 15, 1965, with the Beatles at their historic Shea Stadium concert. He later returned to Shea with a special, unannounced guest appearance at Billy Joel’s “Last Play at Shea” concert on July 18, 2008, that closed the stadium.
McCartney’s Citi Field concerts will be his first U.S. appearances since his headlining performance at this year’s Coachella in Indio, CA, and his one-off at the opening of the new Joint in Las Vegas, NV.