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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Paul McCartney to Play Last Candlestick Park Show Afterall

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

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It's been a long and winding road (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves), but it seems as though Paul McCartney will play the final concert at Candlestick Park afterall. Just today, McCartney announced that he will visit the venue on Aug. 14 as a part of his Out There tour, which supports his relatively recent LP New. The local leg is dubbed Farewell to Candlestick: The Final Concert, which is an apt title considering the symbolic significance of Candlestick to McCartney's career. It was there, on Aug. 29, 1966, that the Beatles played their last ever public concert.

This is good news, as there was a chance that the artist might have ended up in Santa Clara, opening the 49ers' new Levi's Stadium.

Fans who make it to the show can expect a spectacle, McCartney's press release offers a hint, "The tour also uses state of the art technology and production to ensure the entire audience has the best possible experience. With massive screens, lasers, fireworks, unique video content and, of course, the best songs in the world." If that doesn't hit you with a little bit of Beatlemania, we suggest you get more hyped by reading our review of his appearance at Outside Lands last year.

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