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Hey Jetes: Paul McCartney to play Yankee Stadium

Jun 8, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT

Paul McCartney Reuters

The Yankees announced Wednesday that Paul McCartney would play his first show at Yankee Stadium on July 15, with tickets going on sale Monday.

McCartney previously played three shows at Citi Field in its inaugural year of 2009 and at Fenway Park the same year.  With The Beatles, he played at Shea Stadium to open a North American tour in 1965.

The Yankees are on the road from July 11-21, so July 15 is pretty much the perfect time for a concert.  The grounds crew will several days afterwards to get the field back into shape.

According to the Sun-Times, McCartney is also expected to play Wrigley Field as part of his “On the Run” tour this summer.

  1. aceshigh11 - Jun 8, 2011 at 7:06 PM

    Nice!

    I’ll be going to the “Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) show at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 14. It’s going to be epic.

    I wonder if Metallica will mention Mariano when they inevitably play “Enter Sandman.”

  2. iamthedoublestandard - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    Hey Ace,

    They won’t mention him BUT they will have video of him pitching when they are playing ‘Enter Sandman.’ They did the same for 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame show.

    Hope that helps.

  3. raysfan1 - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    Why does the headline mention Jeter? Posada might end up free that evening to be able to go to the show, but not Jeter.

  4. iamthedoublestandard - Jun 8, 2011 at 9:22 PM

    I don’t get it either. And who’s Jetes? It’s either Jeter or Jeet.

  5. Elwood Larf - Jun 8, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Great, now Posada and Jeter won’t be the only ancient, once-great over-the-hill overpriced nostalgia acts trying to milk past success to the last drop. Koo-koo-ka-choo!

  6. umrguy42 - Jun 9, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    With the Beatles, he also played at Busch Stadium II and Candlestick Park in ’66 on their final North American tour. Just sayin’, not like New York stadia only got the love ;p

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