TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 29 AT 10:00 AM
Boston, MA (June 23, 2009) – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Paul McCartney will perform for the first time at Boston’s historic Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6, 2009.
Tickets go on sale Monday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at livenation.com, at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office at 1 Hamilton Place or by phone at 1-800-514-3849. No tickets will be sold at Fenway Park.
The Fenway concerts on August 5 and August 6 will feature classics from McCartney’s extensive catalog, including Beatles, Wings and solo career hits as well as selections from his most recent album Electric Arguments, released under his alias The Fireman.
“Paul McCartney is a towering figure in the history of rock and roll. He is also one of rock’s great performers and we are thrilled that so many of his fans will have the opportunity to experience Paul McCartney in concert in the unique setting of Fenway Park,” noted Don Law, President of Live Nation New England. “These two nights will be among the most memorable in our city’s rich legacy of concerts.”
“Hosting Paul McCartney at Fenway Park is a true honor and a distinct privilege for all of us at the Boston Red Sox,” said Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. “He is a living legend and his contributions both as a member of The Beatles and as a solo artist are exceptional and everlasting. We eagerly look forward to having him here at ‘America’s Most Beloved Ballpark.’”
Additionally, the Fenway shows will be one of McCartney’s first U.S. appearances since his recent headlining stand at the first night of this year’s Coachella festival and the same weekend’s record-breaking one-off opening of the new Joint in Las Vegas. Reactions to the two sold out 2.5 hour performances were unanimously ecstatic from fans and critics alike:
“McCartney remains a sharp and agile performer, his voice as supple, warm and elastic as ever…Macca signatures Let It Be and The Long and Winding Road…still have the power to raise gooseflesh.” -USA TODAY
“The verdict from his Coachella debut on Friday? Never underestimate the power of a Beatle…The night belonged to Paul.” -LOS ANGELES TIMES
“For almost two and a half hours, he had the attention of what seemed to be the entire multigenerational festival” -THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Everything you could ask for in a McCartney set. Stunning. Beautiful.” -LA WEEKLY
“The concert of a lifetime” -LAS VEGAS CITYLIFE