Paul McCartney announced that he will close out San Francisco’s legendary Candlestick Park on August 14th. McCartney and the Beatles ended their public performing career on August 29th, 1966 at the ballpark, and according to various sources, was nearly lured away to open the 49ers new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara -- rather than be the final act to play the stadium. Back in 2008 McCartney, who’s among the most sentimental men in all of rock, was on hand with Billy Joel to both close out New York City's Shea Stadium, which the Beatles performed at in 1965 and ’66.
Beatlefan magazine reported tickets for the Candlestick Park date will be on sale Monday, May 5th at 10 a.m. local time. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, May 1st at 10 a.m. through Sunday, May 4th at 10 p.m.
Candlestick Park opened in 1960 and over the years has been the home to such legendary teams as the San Francisco Giants, the San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders. The park is set for demolition in late-2014 or early-2015.
Paul McCartney admits that playing Beatles songs these days is a great way to revisit his time with John Lennon and George Harrison: "Y'know, the live experience is a mad one, because the same time that you're singing and remembering words and remembering chords -- you're off on one! And you're thinking 'Oh, Abbey Road, and I remember John coming up with. . . and what about when George said that?' And you go, 'Come back! Come back! Earth to Paul -- you're onstage! Don't go too far!' (Laughs) Y'know? But it is, it's great, you do look at the songs as if it's someone else."
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