News

Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park

Paul McCartney to close Candlestick Park

PAUL MCCARTNEY:After months of negotiations, the rocker has revealed he will hit the stage at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Aug. 14. Photo: Associated Press

Sir Paul McCartney has confirmed he’ll return to the site of the Beatles’ final paid-for gig to perform the stadium’s last ever concert.

After months of negotiations, the rocker has revealed he will hit the stage at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on Aug. 14 as part of a farewell to the sports mecca that hosted the Fab Four in 1966.

A statement posted on McCartney’s website on Thursday reads: “Putting the rumor mill to rest, Paul has confirmed that he will indeed return to San Francisco Aug. 14 to play Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert.”

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee personally invited McCartney to close out the 54-year-old Candlestick Park last year.

Following his gig there, the former home of both baseball’s Giants and football’s 49ers will be demolished.

Recent Headlines

in National

Military: Jet in Virginia crash based in Massachusetts

fighter

DEVELOPING: An Air Force F-15C has crashed in the mountains of western Virginia and the pilot's status is unknown.

in Local

Plainfield Chicken Barbecue Sunday

Chicken

Plainfield's annual chicken barbecue is this Sunday.

in Local

Transperformance A Huge Success

transperformance

Last night's Transperformance was a rousing success.

in Local

Fort Hill Brewery Up And Running

beer

The Fort Hill Brewery in Easthampton is up and running, two years after breaking ground.

in Local

Gus Morales Still Holyoke Teacher Union Prez

schoolbus

Fired Holyoke teacher Gus Morales says he's still president of the teacher's union, even though he no longer has a job.