Yankee Stadium Hosts Beatles Star And Music Legend Paul McCartney

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Sir Paul McCartney kicked off his first series of concerts at the new Yankee stadium Friday. It is the start of his “On The Run” tour, which will also hit Detroit, Chicago and Cincinnati.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan Speaks With Fans Attending The Concert

Terry Sheridan of 1010 WINS reported that there was mixed crowd featuring people in their 50’s and 60’s with adult children and in some cases grandkids.

“He could sing the alphabet and I would be happy,” said one fan.

McCartney is no stranger to the Big Apple. He first performed at Shea Stadium in 1965 (he returned in 2008). The former Beatle was also a part of the Oct. 2001 Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden, and hit the stage at Radio City Music Hall also in 2009.

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Yankee Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - Bronx, NY - Jul 15, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Yankee Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - Bronx, NY - Jul 15, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

McCartney is also performing at the home of the Bombers at 8:00 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are still available for both shows.

The Yankees return to host the Oakland A’s on Friday, July 22.

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax will be performing as The Big 4 at the stadium on Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 p.m.

  • barbtech55

    i saw the saturday show great show,yeah paul and nancy match made in heaven

  • Silvia Lepratto Mazza

    I saw Paul at Yankee stadium last night. I’m still on cloud 9. I was lucky to see him as a Beatle in ’66 at Shea. I’ve have seen him in NY at every concert he has performed in the area since then. Last night’s was the most memorable and one of his greatest performance if not the greatest. His voice was as clear as a bell. The band was as tight as any musician can hope for. The sound system was perfect. He makes one feel that he is singing to you only but he had that same magic when he sang at Shea and even on the Ed Sullivan. He’s magic. Thank you Paul from the bottom of my heart for the gift of song and the love that you have given us throughout the years. thank you Jim and Mary for giving him to us.

  • David Heath

    I’ll never forget when he blessed my hometown of Winnipeg with his visit; I became a vegetarian because of my experience. No-one has made a greater or more lasting contribution to popular music or, arguably, or culture than him.

  • SKB

    Going tomorrow night. can’t WAIT!

  • buttbisquit

    He is so boring. White people’s music for sure.

    • mj

      i’m biting my tongie which doesn’t happen often

  • Paul D

    He does anything off “The White Album” and that alone is worth the price of admission. Absolute genius!

  • mike

    His best live song is Mrs Vanderbilt! (What’s the use of worrying, what’s the use of hurrying, what’s the use of anything…)

    • jimmartin

      I agree Mike I’ve seen Sir Paul many times and he f****king rocks the roof with Mrs Vanderbilt. Who would of thought with his catalog that’s the song?

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