Paul McCartney returns to Petco Park, added to Out There tour

SAN DIEGO – Paul McCartney has added another date to summer’s hottest ticket: the Out There world tour has confirmed a September 28 stop at Petco Park in San Diego – marking Paul’s first concert in the city since the Wings Over America tour passed through in 1976.

"We are thrilled to welcome Paul McCartney back to San Diego for the first time in nearly four decades," said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. "Petco Park has served not only as home to the San Diego Padres, but as the backdrop for countless memorable moments for families and visitors to America’s Finest City. Paul McCartney’s upcoming show may be the most memorable yet."

"We could not think of a better way to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Petco Park than with Paul McCartney’s first show here," said Padres President and CEO Mike Dee. "Anyone who has seen Paul live knows that his performance is much more than a concert, so it’s fitting that he will be playing Petco Park, which is much more than a ballpark."

The Out There tour, as always, features music from the most beloved catalog in popular music, as Paul performs songs spanning his entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle. The set list will also include material from Paul’s most recent studio album NEW, a global hit upon its release last year.

The McCartney live experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity; in just three hours some of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music are relived; music which for many has shaped the very soundtrack of their lives. The last decade has seen Paul and his band perform in a staggeringly impressive range of venues and locations, including outside the Coliseum in Rome, in Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, at the White House, a free show in Mexico to over 400,000 people, and even broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul "Wix" Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show never disappoints.

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, a Paul McCartney show is so much more than just an ordinary concert. Paul’s shows attract a multi-generational audience from different backgrounds all brought together by his music.

This will be the first full-venue concert at Petco Park since Madonna played the ballpark on November 4, 2008. With the stage located in center field, and tickets ranging in price from $23 to $253.50, capacity for the Paul McCartney show will be just over 42,000.  

Tickets for Paul’s return to San Diego will be on sale to the general public Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Padres Season Ticket Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, July 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at and all Ticketmaster locations. Suites and premium hospitality spaces will be available for purchase by phone at 619.795.5060 or by email at

Keep checking for further announcements as the Out There tour expands into September and October.