Paul McCartney @ Citi Field in 2009 (more by Bao Nguyen)
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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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