Paul McCartney Adds 2nd NYC Gig, Four More Ballpark Concerts
Paul McCartney's On the Run summer 2011 tour will now hit Major League ballparks in Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati, along with a concert at Montreal's hockey arena and a second show in Yankee Stadium.
The Beatles legend will play Detroit's Comerica Park on July 24; Montreal's Bell Centre on July 26; Chicago's Wrigley Field on July 31; and Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on Aug. 4. Tickets for the Detroit and Cincinnati concerts will go on sale on Friday, June 17, a day before Macca's 69th birthday. The Montreal and Chicago shows will be available starting Monday, July 20.
Meanwhile, a second show has been added at Yankee Stadium on July 16. As previously reported, McCartney's On the Run tour will kick off July 15 at the Bronx Bombers' ballpark. Macca says he is especially looking forward to playing in New York City.
"[Someone] would say, you know, 'Would you like to play at Yankee Stadium?' And [I’d] go, 'Yeah.' So it sort of happens like that," McCartney told Access Hollywood. "I love New York… I’ve always loved New York. But [my late wife] Linda was from New York, so I’ve got family there."
McCartney recently played a gig in Las Vegas that was attended by Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison and Beatles producer George Martin. Click here for a recap of the Vegas concert.
Watch Paul McCartney Performing a Medley of 'A Day in the Life' and 'Give Peace a Chance' in Vegas