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Paul McCartney to Play Petco Park

Petco Park to welcome Sir Paul McCartney



    Sir Paul McCartney will bring his world tour to Petco Park in September.

    The Beatles/Wings frontman/music god is currently on the second year of his "Out There" tour. McCartney, 72, just resumed the tour this week, performing in Albany, N.Y., on Sunday after taking a two-month break to recover from a viral infection, the Los Angeles Times reported. McCartney last performed for the public in San Diego while on the Wings Over America tour in 1976.

    It’s no secret that the park’s operators have wanted to program more music events at the ballpark, which can handle more than 45,000 ticketed guests.

    "We could not think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Petco Park than with Paul McCartney’s first show here," said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee.

    Tickets for the Sept. 28 concert go on sale to the general public on July 18 at 10 a.m. through the Padres website and all Ticketmaster locations. American Express cardholders, however, can snap up seats starting at 10 a.m. on July 14.

    In the past, music icons like the Rolling Stones and Madonna have played the site, and Aloe Blacc, the voice behind "The Man" and "Wake Me Up," headlined the Rock & Roll Marathon concert following the race last month. Looking ahead, MTV will host Linkin Park there later this month during Comic-Con.

    Coincidentally, the only other surviving Beatle, Ringo Starr, is in San Diego this week himself, performing on Friday at Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay. That show’s sold out, folks.