We’ve all remember the classic [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Beatles[/lastfm] concerts at the former Shea Stadium in New York. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Billy Joel[/lastfm] even showcased them in his “Last Play At Shea” movie. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] was on-hand for that concert, and later christened the new Citi Field. It seems Paul’s switching teams. He’s doing a show at <gulp> YANKEE Stadium. Oh, my dad is surely disappointed. (We’re a NON-Yankees family!)
(Courtesy of Steve Marinucci – Examiner)
Paul McCartney announced Wednesday he will be performing his first-ever show at Yankee Stadium on July 15. And if that one’s not close enough to you, don’t worry. More shows may be coming.
The prices for the Yankee Stadium VIP packages were announced Thursday. The Front Row Package, $2,000 per ticket, inlcudes a front row ticket for a prime on-field seating location, the pre-concert sound check, and a vegetarian dinner. The Hot Sound Package, $1,500 a ticket, includes an on-field seat location, the soundcheck and the vegetarian dinner. The Legends Club package, $695, includes “prime on-field seating location” and pre-concert food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Legends Suite Club and entry through “our private suite entrance and other exclusive benefits.” A second Legends Club Package, at $595, includes an on-field seat, pre-concert food and non-alcoholic beverages in the Legends Suite Club and entry through the private suite entrance “and other exclusive benefits.”
Plans also may be in the works to bring Paul McCartney’s On the Run Tour, as it’s now called, to additional cities. A well-placed source said shows have been discussed preliminarily (with no guarantees they could happen) in Seattle, Portland, Memphis, Denver, Chicago and New Orleans.
Of those, the one most likely to succeed and put your money on right now is Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported this week) that the Cubs have asked the City Council to block out July 31 and Aug. 1 for McCartney shows. According to the paper, negotiations are still underway and the dates haven’t been finalized, but the paper said if the move wasn’t made now, it would be tough to get city approval in time.
Of the six cities we mentioned, only Denver was visited on the Up and Coming Tour in a concert that took place last July and it seems unusual, given recent events, that he’d play there again two years in a row. McCartney also played in the U.S. last year in Phoenix, Ariz., Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Charlotte, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Outside the U.S., he played San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Dublin, Ireland, the Isle of Wight Festival, Glasgow, Cardiff, Toronto and Montreal, Canada, and Argentina and Brazil.