With Paul McCartney playing Citi Field in Queens, NY, on July 17-18 with a hold for June 21 if needed, there is speculation that he will also perform elsewhere. Nowhere else is it as rampant as in Boston, MA, where the media has penciled him for August 5-6, but with no hold for any additional shows.
According to the Boston Herald, the management for Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox, has applied to the city for use of the venue for a concert but without any mention of the artist, who will be revealed at City Hall on June 22.
While Yankee Stadium in New York and Shea Stadium (now Citi Field) have a long history presenting concerts, Fenway was late to the game and only started presenting concerts in 2003 with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, followed by Jimmy Buffett in 2004.
In 2005, Rolling Stones kicked off their Biggest Bang Tour with two concerts at the park. Dave Matthews Band and Sheryl Crow followed in 2006, with The Police in 2007, and Neil Diamond in 2008. This year, Dave Matthews Band and Willie Nelson recently played two shows on May 29-30; Phish followed on May 31.
While there’s no word of an official McCartney tour and little information on his official Web site, dates certainly look like they’re being lined up, beginning with his July 18 concert at Halifax Common in Halifax, NS.
Last Updated on June 6, 2009 by By Bob Grossweiner & Jane Cohen