Paul McCartney has announced two new American tour dates, including the last ever show at Candlestick Park on August 14 – the site of The Beatles‘ final full concert on August 29, 1966.
He has also announced he will play Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium a few days earlier on August 10.
Candlestick Park is the former stadium of American football team the San Francisco 49ers. McCartney’s show is being billed as “Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert“.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city’s Mayor Ed Lee said: “Sir Paul McCartney is a class act, and I am very grateful that he’s coming back to Candlestick to help us give this iconic landmark the goodbye it deserves.”
He added: “To add a concert like this, one that’s not only just great on a purely entertainment level, but one that is rooted in the city’s history and musical history, is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
The Beatles had not announced prior to their 1966 show that it would be their final concert date. They played ‘Rock And Roll Music’, ‘She’s A Woman’, ‘If I Needed Someone’, ‘Day Tripper’, ‘Baby’s In Black’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Yesterday’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘Paperback Writer’, and ‘Long Tall Sally’.