Sunday, April 27, 2014

Paul McCartney Playing Candlestick Park, Site Of Beatles' Final Show

Paul McCartney has announced two new American tour dates, including the last ever show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August 14.

He has also announced he will play Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium a few days earlier on August 10.

Candlestick Park is the former stadium of American football team the San Francisco 49ers. The venue is where the Beatles played their final full concert on August 29, 1966. However, the venue will soon close and McCartney’s show is being billed as ‘Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert.’

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city’s Mayor Ed Lee said: "Sir Paul McCartney is a class act, and I am very grateful that he's coming back to Candlestick to help us give this iconic landmark the goodbye it deserves."

He added: "To add a concert like this, one that's not only just great on a purely entertainment level, but one that is rooted in the city's history and musical history, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event."

The Beatles had not announced prior to their 1966 show that it would be their final concert date.