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 Entertainment

Nicolas Cage almost played ‘Superman’

Fresh
17-overlay3

And there's video to prove it!

in Sports

Serena downs Venus to reach Wimbledon quarters

Fresh
serenawimbledon

A contest featuring the sisters, who between them have hoisted the Rosewater Dish 10 times, should have been a blockbuster but turned out to be yet another awkward anti-climax.

in Weird

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

21-overlay2

A man celebrating the Fourth of July used his head as a launch pad.

in Weird

Woman’s parking citation tossed because of missing comma

parkingticket

An appeals court has agreed with an Ohio woman who said her parking citation should be tossed because the village law was missing a comma.

in Music

Tears flow as Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

18-overlay

The four surviving members of the band ended their 50-year-run this weekend.