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Paul McCartney to Play Yankee Stadium July 15


Paul McCartney performs in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, May 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

After a three-night sweep of Citi Field in 2009, Paul McCartney, former member of rock leviathan The Beatles, will finally take his talents to the Bronx for a one-night gig at Yankee Stadium.

The July 15 concert will kick-start his 2011 On The Run Tour, a play on his 1973 album Band On The Run.


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The tour title is especially fitting for the 68-year-old musician who will complete his 38-show 2010/11 Up And Coming Tour with a performance at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on Friday.

Tickets for the Yankee Stadium show will go on sale Monday, June 13 at 11 a.m. and will range from $34 to $280. They can be purchased online at livenation.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

“Yankees full and partial-season ticket licensees, Yankees Universe members, Yankees Group Leaders and Yankees.com subscribers will have the opportunity to take part in a special pre-on-sale, the details of which can be found at www.yankees.com/mccartney,” according to the announcement.

McCartney has amassed a colossal catalog of hits that range from Beatles’ classics like “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude” to solo material like “Live and Let Die” and “Maybe I’m Amazed.”

This will be the second ever concert at the new Yankee Stadium. Last year, Eminem and Jay-Z did two shows.

In September, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax will play at Yankee Stadium.

McCartney has not announced any other shows for the On The Run Tour and there is no word if he will add more Yankee Stadium dates if the initial show is sold out. The Yankees are on the road from July 11-21.

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