Paul McCartney To Close Out Candlestick Park With Concert

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Paul McCartney will play the final concert at Candlestick Park, the singer announced Thursday.

San Francisco won the tug of war with Santa Clara, which had hoped to book the legendary Beatles singer and guitarist to open Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers new home.

Instead, McCartney will return to the venue where the Beatles played their last paid concert on Aug. 29, 1966. Tickets will cost considerably more than the $4.50 to $6.50 the Fab Four were charging back then.



The San Francisco 49ers, which had hoped to lure McCartney to Levi’s Stadium, issued a statement Thursday: “We are excited to hear that Paul McCartney will play the final concert ever at Candlestick Park,” said the statement from 49ers PR Director Bob Lange. “It is sure to be a great event for the entire Bay Area and we are pleased to provide support in any way we can.”

And unlike that concert, this one set for Aug. 14 will probably sell out. Tickets go on sale May 5.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee started courting McCartney to close The ‘Stick last summer when McCartney performed at the Outside Lands festival in Golden Gate Park.



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