Baseballs Greatest Concert Venue

Posted by Michael Foilb on Mon, Sep 11, 2017 @ 05:03 PM

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This week marks a legendary occasion in the marriage of Boston music and sports.  On Tuesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 16 Fenway Park is playing host to the minister of rock and roll, the infamous Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.  I’d swim across the Boston harbor to get a pair of tickets to see this show.  I don’t even think I’d have to like Springsteen and I’d still want to go.  There’s something magical about pairing a rock legend with a historic sports venue like Fenway.  The two were meant for each other.  So this got me thinking.  What other awesome concerts have there been in the basilica of baseball?  And who’s made the most appearances?

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Well after a quick search I uncovered Fenway’s concert history and as expected there’s been some pretty big names to headline what is probably the most epic concert venue in the world…or at least in Major League Baseball.  Check it out!

Concerts Over the Years

  • 1944 - Franklin D. Roosevelt's last speech of his campaign
  • 1973 - Stevie Wonder
  • 1973 - Ray Charles
  • 2003 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (The Rising Tour)
  • 2004 - Jimmy Buffett
  • 2005 - The Rolling Stones (A Bigger Bang Tour)
  • 2006 - Dave Matthews Band with Sheryl Crowe
  • 2007 - The Police (30th Anniversary Reunion Tour)
  • 2008 - Neil Diamond
  • 2009 - Dave Matthews Band with Willie Nelson
  • 2009 - Phish
  • 2009 - Paul McCartney
  • 2010 - Aerosmith with the J. Geils Band
  • 2011 - New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys
  • 2011 - Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • 2012 - Roger Waters
  • 2012 - Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
  • 2012 - Pat Wolfe & Band
  • 2013 - Jay Z and Justin Timberlake
  • 2013 - Paul McCartney
  • 2014 - Tom Petty
  • 2015 - Billy Joel
  • 2015 - Foo Figthers
  • 2015 - Drop Kick Murphys
  • 2016 - Paul McCartney
  • 2016 - James Taylor and Jackson Browne
  • 2016 - Zac Brown Band
  • 2017 - Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys
  • 2017 - New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men
  • 2017 - James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt
  • 2017 - Billy Joel
  • 2017 - Lady Gaga
 
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