It’s official: Rock ’n roll legend Paul McCartney has been scheduled to perform two shows at Fenway Park, Aug. 5 and 6.
Red Sox season-ticket-holders get an early crack at ticket sales for the McCartney shows beginning today.
Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday. Tickets are going for $69 to $205.
Promoters on Tuesday confirmed rumors that the former Beatle had added Boston to his tour, promoting his most recent album Electric Arguments. Fans planning to attend shows on McCartney’s US tour should be excited because he is expected to draw from his extensive catalog of hits, including the Beatles, Wings and solo material.
“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, in a press release. “These two nights will be among the most memorable in our city’s rich legacy of concerts.”
Besides the Fenway shows, McCartney will perform three shows at Citi Field (the New York Mets’ new stadium) on July 17, 18 and 21. and August 1 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Earlier this year, McCartney headlined the Coachella Festival in Indio, California.
“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 in a statement. “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.’”