Twins president Dave St. Peter just announced via Twitter that Paul McCartney's proposed Sept. 1 concert at Target Field is a no-go. Here's St. Peter's tweet verbatim:
There will be no Paul McCartney show at Target Field in '11. Scheduling challenges for Sir Paul. Still hoping to bring concert to TF soon.
So that's that. We were careful to say in our report earlier this week that the show was only "penciled in" (other media outlets weren't so careful). The date originally surfaced on tour-tracking websites such as Songkick.com -- sites that concert promoters generally detest, and this is proof why. Dates get penciled in and then quickly erased as tour routing and other factors come into play. In this case, the Twins' home schedule also was a big, unusual factor. Still, it seems lame that the Mac can find time to fit into Detroit's and Cincinnati's ballparks (less new, and in smaller markets), but not ours -- especially since those cities also have better teams than the Twins this year. We could use the uplift more than them.