Soldier Field may have scored a big get when it booked U2 this summer, but Chicago’s other ancient outdoor stadium might have just topped that. Sir Paul McCartney’s been announcing a string of U.S. stadium dates, including one that will bring him to Wrigley Field on July 31. Full details and dates for the recently engaged singer’s tour have yet to be announced, but McCartney will be kicking off the leg with a stop at New York’s historic Yankee Stadium on July 15.
As to whether McCartney will also be playing Wrigley August 1, as many have speculated, that remains to be seen. He doesn’t have anything on his public schedule for that date yet, but there’s not much on there to begin with. Just because Wrigley’s being held for that date doesn’t mean he’s playing, necessarily. It could be for post-concert field maintenance.
McCartney hasn’t had a full-length solo studio album since 2007’s Memory Almost Full, but he’s been touring extensively as of late, including the 38 stops he made on last summer’s cheekily-titled “Up And Coming Tour.” Not too shabby for a guy who’s less than a week away from being five years older than 64.
Tickets go on sale next Monday, June 20. No word on prices yet, but now might be a good time to look into selling that spare kidney.