As expected, the Milwaukee Brewers will fill in their All-Star Break with arguably the biggest living star in popular music, Paul McCartney. The former Beatle will play the retractable-roofed ballpark on July 16, and he probably won’t come any nearer than that to Minnesota on his “Out There” tour this summer.
Tickets will range in price from $39.50 to $255 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Brewers.com/McCartney, the Miller Park Ticket Office, or by calling (414) 902-4000. There is also an American Express pre-sale offer that starts Tuesday. McCartney last performed in Milwaukee in 2005, the same year he played Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
There were rumors of a Mac show at Target Field around the same time, but the ballpark already booked Kenny Chesney for a second year in a row, and it would be hard to pull off both. Chesney is no McCartney in star stature, of course. Considering that the hosting venues make most of their money off alcohol sales, though, he’s probably a way more lucrative act for the Twins organization to book. We're talking a couple Miller Lites per fan vs. buckets and buckets of rum.