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Press release:

PAUL McCARTNEY RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY
YANKEE STADIUM DEBUT CONFIRMED FOR JULY 15
General On-Sale This Monday 11 a.m. June 13


Paul McCartney has confirmed the date and venue of his return to New York City: July 15 at Yankee Stadium.

McCartney's historic first ever appearance at the storied Yankee Stadium will kick off his new 2011 On The Run tour, and marks nearly two years to the day since his legendary July 17, 18 & 21, 2009 concerts, immortalized on the Grammy-winning gold-certified Good Evening New York City CD/DVD.

McCartney's Yankee Stadium debut can safely be predicted to feature some nearly three hours of the world's best loved and most known music, with hits, deep cuts and surprises spanning his unrivalled career, from The Beatles, Wings, solo material and The Fireman's critically acclaimed album Electric Arguments.

As on his Live 2009 tour and Up and Coming's 2010 run, McCartney will be backed by the combo the LAS VEGAS SUN called "his best band since, well, the Beatles": Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica, backing vocals), Rusty Anderson (guitar, backing vocals), Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums, backing vocals) and Brian Ray (guitar, bass, backing vocals).

VIP tickets for the Yankee Stadium show are already on sale. Tickets go on NYY Presale on 6/10 at 10am, Live Nation/Radio Presale on 6/11 at 10am, and on sale to the general public Monday, 6/13 at 11am.

Paul's last NYC show was actually an intimate affair for Sirius-XM at the Apollo

Paul plays a show this Friday night, 6/10, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"The Big 4" doesn't happen at Yankee Stadium until September.

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Comments (83)

Surprised this hasn't happened sooner.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:38 AM

"Storied Yankee Stadium" you mean the one that was just built?

Posted by Sugarcube | June 9, 2011 11:39 AM

Tickets are also already onsale on his website.

Posted by JM | June 9, 2011 11:39 AM

I love the Beatles. I always will. But I can't see how this will be anything but crowded, uncomfortable, poor sounding and unsatisfying.

Those of you who have seen Paul before, please convince me otherwise. I'd really like to be convinced.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:40 AM

how many more shows will he add?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:40 AM

the story is about how it was built!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:40 AM

That song is long, it is far, it is OUTTA HERE! Awww Paul McCartney with 2-out belter. A SONG on the run.. And the McCartney's lead 7-1.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:41 AM

'Storied' because they got no. 27 in the first year it was built. That's about all it takes.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:42 AM

FUCK IM GOING TO BE OUT OF THE COUNTRY GOD DAMN.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:44 AM

Yankees SUCK! P-Mac rulz!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:44 AM

i thought this guy died in like '65, WTF??

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:45 AM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:46 AM

When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now,
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings Hummus Platter?

If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me hummus,
When I'm sixty-four?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:46 AM

"That song is long, it is far, it is OUTTA HERE! Awww Paul McCartney with 2-out belter. A SONG on the run.. And the McCartney's lead 7-1."

Who are they playing?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:47 AM

The Stones, duh

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:48 AM

Point of order - Paul McCartney is a vegan.
The green room will no doubt feature the finest in vegan dining.
The VIP pass will be worth it if only for access to Mac's private stash of hummus.
And of course the Mac ganj

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:50 AM

Regarding ticket prices for this show, again this goes to all the $70k salary-criticisizng posters: Tell me how many other 23 year olds are making that kind of money right out of college working in multimedia and I'll be quiet, but if you are going to sit here and suggest that the average salary for people my age (who aren't lawyers, engineers or working in the medical profession) then you're full of shit. The average income in the United States isn't even that much, you morons.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:52 AM

UPDATE...Ringo playing free VANS show!

#2and1/2menrepeats>ringo

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:53 AM

An old one-legged whore fucker on a money grab. Excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:55 AM

mccartney is still great live. i've seen him twice. he plays a lot of beatles songs. anyone got a password?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:55 AM

@11:52 - wow, only half a cup? yeah, maybe that caffeine is starting to affect your mood after all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:56 AM

Paul Mehcartney

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:57 AM

Is he getting a beej?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 11:57 AM

I'd rather see Kevin Brown punch that dugout wall again

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:00 PM

11:52, you are right. I'm in media, started at $40k out of college a few years back. I thought that was really good for starting. Those idiots are lying.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:00 PM

Does Frohawk make $70k a year?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:02 PM

Frohawk gets all the liquid protein he can drink

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:08 PM

I'll mainly be there to hear cuts from The Fireman's critically acclaimed album Electric Arguments.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:08 PM

Fools complaining that a $70,000 not being an admirable salary obviously haven't met the unemployment line or noticed that college grads can't even find jobs these days. Fucking trustfundarian Park Slope brunchcore fucks...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:10 PM

I doubt that very many of the idiots around here make $70K.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:15 PM

11:52 - Who said anything about people making 70k a year? What are you referring to? BTW, the ticket prices are high even for people who make 100k a year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:15 PM

I bet BV makes at least 70K:)

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:23 PM

@ 11:41

hahah hilarious Sterling reference. 'a SONG on the run' hahah. that's exactly what he'd say.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:23 PM

It's amazing to me that people will go to this. Expensive, crowded, nosebleed seats, and the subway ride home will be awful. No thanks. I wouldn't go if it was free.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:23 PM

12:10 - Well put. I admire anyone who makes an honest living, regardless of salary. It just sucks, because at 70k/year in NYC, a person still can't afford to rent an apartment by himself/herself in North Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:25 PM

Still my favoite: dHEM si lauP

Posted by Meh | June 9, 2011 12:27 PM

12:25 you had a little troll roll going yesterday, but you've gone to the well too many times. Get a new schtick....

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:28 PM

and I thought that Gothamist commenters were annoying

Posted by jm | June 9, 2011 12:28 PM

The Rent is Too Damn High!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:29 PM

DAWES, over or under 70k this year?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:32 PM

12:28 - ? Not sure what you are referring to.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:34 PM

for the love of all that is holy, PLEASE give it up grandpa. also the beatles suck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 12:38 PM

Pre sale password: radio

Posted by Me | June 9, 2011 12:40 PM

"The Stones, duh"

Cool. This'll be an emulation of the 2001 WS then (the Beatles to the Stones' Diamondbacks)!

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:04 PM

Park Slope brunchcore kids will have their parents in town for the weekend for this one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:25 PM

ew

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 1:34 PM

Looks like there are pre sale tickets already onsale on Paul's website


http://www.paulmccartney.com/tickets/

Posted by smartone | June 9, 2011 1:41 PM

SpankCartney
no thanks

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:00 PM

you will wait in traffic to and from longer than the actual concert

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:04 PM

The value of $70k is relative to what you consider "comfortable." I know many friends in New York who have been living there for years now making mid-$40 to mid-$50k, and yet they still manage. I can't say they're banking much, but to some people, as long as they can pay their rent, bills, buy clothes, entertainment, food and drinks, they're "comfortable." Their bank accounts probably get $30 in savings each month, but that's just the way it goes. Other people need to save at least $1,000 each month.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:08 PM

2:08 - It is indeed, relative.
1) Do these people making 40-50k live alone, or do they share an apartment with 3 people?
2) Do they live in a neighborhood where they fear of getting shot walking home from the subway, or where you can hear Reggaeton blasting out of car radios at 2am on a Tuesday?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:31 PM

3) Do they live in Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island, where rents are more affordable?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:33 PM

If you are having trouble getting by at $70k, I would suggest that you move to a less expensive part of the city. Plenty of living spaces available outside of Hipsterberg or DUMBO.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:38 PM

1) No, they all have at least one roommate or live with a boyfriend/girlfriend.
2) No, they live in Park Slope, Greenpoint, Williamsburg and Bushwick.
3) See #2

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:39 PM

Well then fucking move, Einstein.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:46 PM

If you're working in multimedia, you need to make contacts and get comped tix.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:50 PM

Why does he dye hir hair like that? He'd look much more dignified if he had a nice, natural older man's hair color and not that awful Just For Men shit he wears.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 2:53 PM

it looks like he's getting a blow job ...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:05 PM

2:39 - #1 says it all. Someone making 40-50k a year could not be able to live in Williamsburg, Park Slope, etc, without sharing a rent. If you want to live alone on that salary, you have to go elsewhere.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:15 PM

To me, living with roommates is not living "comfortably". But again, it's all relative.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:19 PM

It's true because when of them broke up with his girlfriend, he was stranded on friends' couches for weeks before he had to suck it up and move in with some random mutual friend for financial convenience.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:22 PM

I knew I needed to grab a cup of tea and my reading glasses to cozy up to read these hysterical comments. Well done everyone. I especially like the "Just for Men" comment.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | June 9, 2011 3:24 PM

I hate my roomate, any of you nerds wanna new roomie? I'll be looking for one at the end of the summer...

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 3:49 PM

PM is a horrible person riding nostalgia's coat-tails.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:24 PM

I wonder what it's like to have a one legged witch try to sue you for half of your massive fortune?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:34 PM

No kidding. He spent an entire career writing songs and earning his money, and all she had to do was hobble into his life for a couple of years to earn some serious bank. If I ever met her, I'd kick her in her good leg.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 4:43 PM

how are there only two posts regarding that photo? guys, you dissapoint me.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 5:31 PM

I'd kick her in her bad leg.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 5:35 PM

Only idiots on BrooklynVegan can turn a Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium post into a bullshit diatribe on rent and living in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 6:24 PM

^ Well, you can only post so many bullshit diatribes when your life a misery-filled void (not you 6:24, obviously).

Maybe Paul McCartney should steal his ex's fake leg to this show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 6:43 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | June 9, 2011 7:38 PM

McCartney should be spectacular at Yankee Stadium, this one is a must see. The audience will be a great mix of fans from the 60's along with college students of this generation. You'll find everyone from 18 to 80 at this concert. Who doesn't love Paul McCartney?

Posted by Lisa | June 9, 2011 11:15 PM

McCartney should be spectacular at Yankee Stadium, this one is a must see. The audience will be a great mix of fans from the 60's along with college students of this generation. You'll find everyone from 18 to 80 at this concert. Who doesn't love Paul McCartney?

www.cheapconcerttickets.me/ResultsGeneral.aspx?kwds=Paul+McCartney+Yankee+Stadium

Posted by Lisa | June 9, 2011 11:16 PM

Who doesn't like Paul McCartney?
Me.
In fact I think the beatles are way over-rated and the stones run circles around them on every possible account.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 1:54 AM

The amount of complaining and bitching about a Beatle is unbelievable in this thread. If you don't like him, why bother even posting? If it were just one or two people, whatever, but when 80% of the comments seem to have a problem with the most successful rock star ever coming to play Yankee stadium, it's a little uncalled for.

Especially considering his Citi Field concert series went well and was enjoyed by those who went there. I laugh at this thread when I think back to 20,000 people enjoying themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 6:29 AM

One of the greatest musican in the World

Posted by absatz | June 10, 2011 7:23 AM

McCartney, the second to worst Beatle.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 8:54 AM

^ Also the third best?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:30 AM

Harrison was my favorite Beatle...wonder if he was still around today and touring what kind of venues he would play? Radio City? T5?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 9:30 AM

bashing on the Beatles is as tired and unhip as most hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2011 3:48 PM

I'm not "bashing" the beatles when I say that their music makes me violently ill and causes me to vomit am I?

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