It’s that time of year again, as teams around Major League Baseball are announcing big-time acts that will perform ballpark concerts in 2019. Here’s a look at the notable acts making pit stops at your favorite Major League Baseball ballparks this year.
Billy Joel will stop at seven ballparks and has already sold out two of them. Tickets are gone for his stops at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 26 and Fenway Park on September 14.
Notably, Joel’s concert at Oriole Park at Camden Yards will be the first in the history of the ballpark, which has hosted very few major non-baseball events since its opening in 1992. The Orioles announced the show in January, part of a partnership with Live Nation.
Baltimore and Boston will not be the only places where Joel visits major league ballparks on his tour. He will also perform at the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Chase Field on March 9, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park on April 26, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park on May 24, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field on August 8, and the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park on October 12.
Another music legend hitting the road for his Freshen Up tour is Paul McCartney. He will be performing at Globe Life Park on June 14, the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park on June 22, and Dodger Stadium on July 13.
Rock band The Who will hit three ballparks as part of their Moving On tour with stops at Citizens Bank Park on May 25, Fenway Park on September 13, and the Seattle Mariners’ T-Mobile Park (formerly Safeco Field) on October 19.
Country group Zac Brown Band will play two ballparks as part of its summer tour, the Owl Tour. That includes Coors Field on August 9 and Fenway Park on August 31.
Fenway Park will also welcome Phish for shows on back-to-back nights, scheduled for July 5 and July 6. Flo Rida is performing at Miller Park on May 25, following a game between the Brewers and the Phillies.
Dead & Company is hitting the major league ballpark circuit this summer, with shows planned at multiple facilities. That includes perfomances on back-to-back nights at Wrigley Field scheduled for June 14 and 15, plus a stop at the New York Mets’ Citi Field on June 23.
Those will not be the only concerts taking place at MLB ballparks this year. Chris Schambacher will play Angel Stadium on April 27, while Coheed & Cambria with Mastodon are playing at Park at the Park—an area just beyond the outfield fence at Petco Park—on June 26. On September 13, for King & Country will play a post-game concert at Chase Field as part of the Diamondbacks’ Faith and Family Night. In addition, for King & Country will play a show at Angel Stadium on August 23, part of the weekend-long SoCal Harvest.
The Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park will host multiple shows this year, including Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for a post-game, Marvel-themed fireworks display on June 14. The Reds are also hosting a concert by Zedd on July 26. The Toronto Blue Jays are set to welcome pop superstar and Toronto native Shawn Mendes, who will play at Rogers Centre on September 6.
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