Update: The July 9th McCartney show is official. Get your tickets while they last.
It’s all but confirmed that Paul McCartney will play Fenway Park this July (July 9th according to a report in the Boston Globe). McCartney played 2 sold out shows in 2009 at Boston’s most historic venue. Official word on this new show should be coming this week as well as info on how and when to purchase Paul McCartney Fenway Park Tickets.
UPDATE: August 10th and August 11th shows are confirmed! Great tickets now available for both shows.
There has been no official announcement as of yet, but a rumor going around Boston says that Red Sox managment was at city hall yesterday applying for concert permits for August 10th and 11th. Continue reading
It took only seven minutes for Jason Aldean’s first show at Boston’s Fenway Park to sell out. So, he decided to add another. The first show was scheduled for Saturday, July 13 but after extreme high demand, a second show was added for Friday, July 12.
The two concerts will feature Aldean’s hit songs as well as new songs off his recent album “Night Train.” This album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and includes hits such as “Take a Little Ride,” “The Only Way I Know,” “Wheels Rollin’,” and “This Nothin’ Town.” Aldean will be accompanied on this concert tour by Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, and country music sensation Miranda Lambert.
Aldean will make history this upcoming summer as he becomes the first-ever country music performer to play at Fenway Park. This is also Aldean’s first stadium tour. Be sure to get your tickets here before they sell out fast!
Roger Waters is coming to Fenway Park July 1. He joins a number of performers who have already hit the field for concerts, including Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, the Dropkick Murphys and Bosstones, and the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block.
Rogers, a British musician and original member of Pink Floyd, has released three solo albums- The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking, Radio K.A.O.S., and Amused to Death. He is part of both the U.S. and U.K. Rock and Roll Halls of Fame with Pink Floyd, and has gone on a number of tours, both with the band and solo. In November, word began that Waters might perform at Fenway, a matter that has now been confirmed.
On his new tour, he will be hitting up a number of outdoor stadiums other than Fenway, including the Cub’s Wrigley Field and the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park. The tour kicks off on May 1, 2012 in Texas.
It’s 2012 and Fenway Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. On January 7 and 14, events kicked off with Frozen Fenway when New England college and high school hockey teams faced-off in the homemade outdoor hockey rink. On February 7, UMass Amherst defeated UVM 4-3, while the University of Maine beat out the University of New Hampshire 5-4. On February 14, Catholic Memorial outscored Boston College High School 4-0 and Boston College defeated Northeastern 2-1.
Red Sox 2012 Opening Day is April 13. To kick off the season, the Red Sox will celebrate by introducing players new and old, officially leaving the 2011 season behind and looking forward to another, more successful attempt at a World Series title in 2012.
April 19-20 is when Fenway Park will officially celebrate its 100 years. On the 19, the Red Sox are offering fans a free opportunity to tour the ballpark. Fans can look forward to exploring the ballpark, looking at historic pictures and items, and meeting past and current players from their favorite team.
The next day, on the birthday of Fenway, the Red Sox will play their biggest rival, the New York Yankees. April 20 marks exactly 100 years since the Sox played the then New York Highlanders, wearing the same 1912 uniforms.
May 2nd is Throwback Day for the Sox when they’ll play the Oakland Athletics. The 100th Anniversary is a special time for players, fans, and all members of Red Sox Nation to honor the historic team’s accomplishments and the glory of America’s most beloved ballpark.
Blogs around Boston, including Boston.com, are speculating on a possible Bruce Springsteen return performance at Fenway Park this summer. Springsteen was the first of a run of performers to play at Fenway in 2003. He is already scheduled for a concert at Boston’s TD Garden on March 26, 2012, and according to this post on boston.com, he might be coming again sometime in August.
“Bruce Spingsteen is back with a new record, and we’re told his March 26 tour date at TD Garden may not be your only chance to see the Boss in Boston. Word is Springsteen, who played at Fenway Park in 2003, is eyeing a return to the ballpark Aug. 11 — a Saturday night when the Sox will be in Cleveland.”
Springsteen started off last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, where he performed “We Take Care of Our Own,” a single coming off his new album, Wrecking Ball, scheduled to be released on March 6, 2012. He is a 21-time Grammy Award winner, has 17 albums– including Born in the U.S.A and Born To Run, and was named #23 on Rolling Stone’s Greatest Artists.
He will kick off his 2012 tour for Wrecking Ball with the E Street Band on March 18 in Atlanta, Georgia and will continue throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Rock icon Roger Waters will be relaunching The Wall Live Tour next summer with 40 concert dates lined up across the U.S. He is slated to perform at outdoor venues this time with Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park already confirmed.
In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in September, Waters said he’s tested out the outdoor set-up at several stadiums that include Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. “We’re going to be projecting over 140 yards,” he said. “So now it’s going to be 1,500 pixels wide. We’ve done light tests at Fenway Park and Wrigley Field and Yankee Stadium just to see what the ambient light is like. And it’s fine. It works.”
The tour is scheduled to begin Sunday, May 1st at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. All dates are confirmed with venues to be determined in Los Angeles, Boston and New York. Check back for additional Fenway Park news and tour information.
Boston rock bands the Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones are set to perform at America’s Beloved ballpark Thursday, September 8th and Saturday, September 9th. The bullpen will serve as the main stage with fans to be seated in the bleachers and grandstand sections.
The Bosstones just recently released the news on their official website this afternoon: “We are pleased to be joining our old friends Dropkick Murphys for 2 shows at Fenway Park on Sept. 8 & 9.” It’s also been rumored for veteran rock band Pearl Jam to join forces with the Boston natives, adding on a potential third concert date Sunday, September 10th. Check back for the latest Fenway Park event news and updates.
New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys at Fenway Park – June 11, 2011
Pop acts New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys are set to co-headline at Boston’s Fenway Park Saturday, June 11th as part of their 41-date string of shows across the country this summer. The highly anticipated concert will come just one week after they take center stage at the TD Garden. “Long before they were famous, the New Kids were huge Sox fans and used to come and hang out at the ballpark quite often,” concert promoter Live Nation informed the Boston Herald. “When they made it big they still came to the park. It’s a huge thrill for them to play Fenway.”
America’s most beloved ballpark has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Red Sox owner John Henry and company have been booking acts since 2003, welcoming in Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, the Police, Neil Diamond, Phish, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith and J. Geils Band.
New Kids On The Block has continued to tour extensively since their “Summertime” resurgence in 2008. Their fifth studio album The Block debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Pop Album Chart and #1 on the Billboard 200. The Backstreet Boys have also found a great deal of success through their 2009 album This Is Us. Featuring singles “Straight Through My Heart” and “Bigger,” the album sold 42,000 copies in its first week of release and peaked at #2 in Japan.