According to TicketsNow.com
, Paul McCartney will be the first rock concert at Citi Field, although nothing is yet confirmed.
Citing "various reliable touring industry executives," the site said Paul will play July 17 and 18 during the All-Star break. A third show may be added for July 21.
Paul played a part in the last concerts at Shea Stadium, when Billy Joel was the headliner
. Of course, before his successful solo career, McCartney played in a small little rock and roll band that played the first concert ever at Shea
, which was the first time ANY rock band played a stadium show.
Folks can debate Shea Stadium's aesthetic limitations and its contributions to baseball lore, but there is no questioning the Mets former home's contribution to rock and roll history. It was the only arena on earth to host The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, Grand Funk Railroad, The Police, REM, The Clash and The Rutles. Not impressed yet? Peruse the Shea Rocks section
of Loge13 and you will change your mind,
Paul would be the best choice to play the first gig, no doubt. Expect an official announcement in two weeks.