Paul McCartney has announced the first stadium stop for this summer's Out There tour, with the former Beatle hitting Boston's Fenway Park on July 9th. McCartney, who last played the ball field over two nights in 2009, has only one other North America show scheduled, when he headlines Manchester, Tennessee's Bonnaroo Festival, which runs from June 13th through 16th. Tickets to the Fenway show will go on sale beginning Friday, April 5th at 10 a.m. ET at LiveNation.com or RedSox.com. American Express Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, April 2nd at 10 a.m. ET through Thursday, April 4th at 10 p.m. ET.
McCartney's press release reads in part: "Paul is throwing himself into 2013 with full force following yet another landmark year in 2012, which saw him conclude his record-breaking On The Run tour, release his Grammy-winning Kisses On The Bottom album, accept a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, play at both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics Opening Ceremony, be named MusiCares Person of the Year, and headline 12-12-12 The Concert For Sandy Relief -- to highlight just a few memorable moments. With the Out There tour and a new studio album in the works, it looks like 2013 will show no signs of Paul slowing down. . . The Out There tour will see Paul and his band travel the world throughout the year, visiting both places of historical significance to Paul and new spots for the very first time.
Paul McCartney explained that unlike the early touring days of the Beatles in which they would be trapped in their hotels rooms due to safety concerns, he tries to get out and about and stay in shape when on the road: "I've got a bunch of things I like to do, as you say, y'know, it is good to kind of balance it. I don't really have any sort of work-out programs. I sometimes do a little bit of yoga, which is really cool, to get some stretches -- y'know that's a bit meditative. I've got a little sunfish sailboat; it's about 14-feet long. It's just a single-man craft. You can just about get two people on it. The (touring) trucks take that around, so if ever I get a moment, y'know, I'll go for a little sail."
UPDATED: Paul McCartney tour dates (subject to change):
May 4 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Mineirao Stadium
May 6 - Goiania, Brazil - Serra Dourada Stadium
May 9 - Fortaleza, Brazil - Castelao Stadium
June 13 - 16 - Manchester, Tennessee - Bonnaroo Festival (***Show Date TBA)
June 22 - Warsaw, Poland - National Stadium
June 25 - Verona, Italy - Roman Amphitheatre
June 27 - Vienna, Austria - Happel Stadium
July 9 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park