Boston, MA (July 10, 2013) – Live Nation New England and the Boston Red Sox are pleased to announce that last evening’s Paul McCartney 2013 “Out There” performance has set the record for the largest single concert attendance in the history of Fenway Park: 36,064 people were on hand to witness his truly historic return to the storied ballpark.
This is the second record McCartney has set at Fenway, the first being the August 5 & 6, 2009 stand that set the two-day box office record for a concert at the park.
The record setting performance featured nearly three hours of material from the most beloved catalog in popular music, with Paul McCartney performing songs spanning his entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course The Beatles.
The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity. For approximately three hours, many of the greatest moments of the last 50 years of musical history–not to mention the soundtracks of entire lives–are magically brought to life as only Paul can do. Last year marked 40 years since Paul’s premiere tour as a solo artist and these past four decades have seen him play in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people and even a performance beamed into outer space! Having played with his peerless band of Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (keyboards), Rusty Anderson (guitar), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums) and Brian Ray (bass/guitar) for over ten years, Paul never disappoints–as The Boston Globe agreed in 2009, hailing the show as “a nearly flawless performance that played heavily to favorites while allowing him to stretch out as an artist who is obviously still vital and relevant.”