Paul McCartney (AP file photo/Chris Pizzello)
We're told the media in Boston is all over advance reports for the Paul McCartney shows at Fenway Park tonight and tomorrow. All of the Boston TV stations sent crews to cover the construction of the stage. Here's a local TV report on Boston.com.
The local papers did their part, too. Both the Boston Herald and Boston Globe had interviews with Sir Paul (here and here) along with reports (here and here) about the show not selling out. Funny thing is, though, that not many big shows are selling out in this shaky economy.
Twitter alert: Boston.com has two Twitter accounts (#PaulMcCartney and #sirpaul) for Tweet messages about the show. They ought to know better than to use his full name, in light of problems Twitter has had with impersonations of celebrities (Dhani Harrison and Phil Spector, to name two). We wonder how long that will last.
MGMT will open the shows in Boston. The band, composed of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, recently played the 2009 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. The MGMT message board already has a couple of pre-show pictures.
Update: HwyCDRRev tells us local stations are reporting more tickets (presumably good ones) have just been released. An email went out to Red Sox fans from Red Sox.com confirming that more tickets are available.
More reports on the Paul McCartney U.S. tour: