Fenway Park is preparing for thousands of spectators in the next five days, none of whom are coming to see any home runs. As the Red Sox begin a new series in Seattle tonight, their home plate is currently being converted into a concert venue to host two of Boston’s biggest concerts of the summer: Paul McCartney and Jason Aldean.
Rock legend Paul McCartney will take the stage tomorrow night for a record-breaking crowd. Tickets for tomorrow’s show sold out in a whopping five minutes back in April, making it the fastest-ever sellout for a concert in Fenway history. McCartney is returning to perform in Boston for the first time since 2009, when he broke another attendance record for drawing the largest crowded the ballpark had ever seen for a two-day concert.
Jason Aldean will break new ground when he comes to town for the weekend – he is the first country artist to ever play at Fenway. Aldean, currently touring with Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett, will take over the ballpark both Friday and Saturday night. According to the Boston Herald, Aldean has every right to be here. After his performance at the Boston Strong concert amongst stars such as Aerosmith and James Taylor, our city has adopted the blockbuster country star as one of our own. Aldean told the Herald he is thrilled that country as gone country-wide:
“As a baseball fan, there are two parks you want to play, Wrigley and Fenway,” Aldean said. “So when we looked at doing our first stadium tour this summer, those were at the top of our list. … We wanted to play places that are iconic: Madison Square Garden, the Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley and Fenway…You always expect to do well in the South and Texas, but places like Boston or the Northwest were a surprise. Now the right show can play anywhere. We just sold out Madison Square Garden. Who knew there were that many country fans in New York City?”
Lucky for you, Aldean has not yet sold out either night at Fenway. Tickets are still available for as low as $70/ticket Friday night and $80/ticket on Saturday. Visit Stubhub or jasonaldean.com for more information.