Paul McCartney To Kick Off Tour at Yankee Stadium on July 15
Paul McCartney will launch a summer tour at New York City's Yankee Stadium on July 15. The former Beatle is set to play a near three-hour set at the famous baseball venue.
McCartney's Yankee Stadium show comes two years after he played a three-night stand at the New York Mets' Citi Field. None of the other dates of the trek, which is dubbed the On the Run 2011 tour, have been announced as of yet. However, the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Macca might play Wrigley Field on July 31 and Aug. 1.
A press release notes that McCartney will be performing songs from his solo albums, as well as tunes from the Beatles and Wings. His backing band will be comprised of multi-instrumentalist Paul "Wix" Wickens, guitarist Rusty Anderson, drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. and guitarist/bassist Brian Ray. A pre-sale for the Yankee Stadium show starts Friday, June 10, while the official public on-sale date is Monday, June 13.
Prior to the tour, Macca will perform a one-off gig Friday (June 10) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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