The site TicketNews.com says that “various reliable touring industry executives” have the ex-Beatle baptizing the sterling new stadium as a music venue with shows on July 17th and 18th, with a possible third performance added on the 21st.
Last fall, McCartney appeared at the final concert held at the now demolished Shea, as a guest star for Billy Joel’s series of shows there.
The proposed new concerts would take place during a break in the Mets’ schedule, between July 12th and 27th.
McCartney, and The Beatles, inaugurated Shea as a sometime concert venue with a historic show on August 15th, 1965. In the years since, some of the top musicians have played there, including The Stones, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, and Simon & Garfunkel.
Calls and emails by the News to McCartney’s publicist, and the reported promoter of the event (AEG), were not returned at press time. Ticketnews.com asserts that an official announcement will arrive in about two weeks.Last Updated: 05/30/09 10:19