Globe Life Park in Arlington is set to be replaced with a new baseball stadium in 2020, but not before it goes out with a bang. Or should I say, a rock and a roll?
The legendary Paul McCartney is scheduled to perform at the home of the Texas Rangers on June 14, 2019, according to an announcement Tuesday. Unlike its football neighbor, AT&T Stadium, which McCartney played in 2009, Globe Life Park has never hosted a concert tour stop, says Rangers spokesman John Blake. Tickets to the show go on sale Thursday, Dec. 13, via Ticketmaster.com.
The Arlington date is one of 11 stops on McCartney's forthcoming Freshen Up tour, which kicks off at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans next May. The schedule had previously been announced, but the local date as well as a one at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., were added Tuesday.
The last time the former Beatle swung through Dallas was in 2014 when he performed at American Airlines Center. Staff writer Robert Wilonsky lauded McCartney's performance prowess, stating he "can still shriek-snarl-spit it out" tracks including "Helter Skelter" as aptly as when he was a 20-something writing the songs.
"He makes most young comers sound, and look, like pretenders," Wilonsky wrote.
McCartney more recently headlined the 2018 Austin City Limits Music Festival and has continued to release new albums, including September's Egypt Station. Folks can expect to hear those new tunes mixed in with classics when he takes the field at Globe Life Park next year.
Best mark your concert calendar now, because McCartney isn't the only music icon set to perform in North Texas next year. The King of Country, George Strait, is scheduled to play the new Dickie's Arena in Fort Worth in November 2019, and Dead and Company, featuring many original members of the Grateful Dead, comes to Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas in July.