Paul McCartney, who has come to seem something of a default Mets fan due to his history of high-profile performances at the team’s stadiums, will be defecting to a different borough for his first ever show at Yankee Stadium on July 15, Live Nation announced today. Macca’s concert will take place a month after the re-release of his solo albums “McCartney” and “McCartney II.”
McCartney made an appearance at the last-ever concert held at Shea Stadium (headlined by Billy Joel) in 2008, and played the inaugural musical set in current Mets ballpark, Citi Field, shortly thereafter. There was also, of course, the matter of the Beatles’ half-hour appearance at Shea in 1965, which attracted a bit of local attention at the time.
The Bombers relied on a more demographically appropriate headliner for their current stadium’s inaugural concert, with Yankee super-fan Jay-Z breaking in the venue last fall. Though unlikely to take place next month, a collaboration between the two would not be without precedent.