Paul McCartney will bring his new “One on One” tour to MetLife Stadium on Aug. 7.
The tour, which is currently on the West Coast, will feature songs from throughout McCartney’s career, including his work as a solo artist, with Wings and The Beatles.
Tickets go on sale for the MetLife show at 10 a.m. April 22 through Ticketmaster.com. American Express cardholders can buy pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. April 18.
The “One on One” tour coincides with the release of a new 67-track compilation “Pure McCartney,” which will be released in June and will collect songs from his post-Beatles career.
“The word ‘career’ is a bit misleading because to me it has been more like a musical adventure than a proper job,” McCartney said of the new compilation in a statement. “It pleases me, and often amazes me, that I’ve been involved in the writing and recording of so many songs, each of them so different from the others.”
In a joint news conference Wednesday morning, Jets owner Woody Johnson and Giants owner John Mara announced the concert.
“That is going to be a huge day here,” Johnson said. “That’s a great day. It’s my sister’s birthday, it’s my brother’s birthday, so I know that day very well. And so, August 7, having Sir Paul here will be absolutely huge.
“We’ve done a lot the last six years . . . We’ve had a Super Bowl, WrestleMania. All the big acts of the world have been here. Springsteen, Bon Jovi, U2, [Kenny] Chesney, Taylor Swift. We’ve had monster trucks . . . We’ve had everything.”
McCartney, who turns 74 in June, last played in New Jersey in 2012.
“August 7, we will truly make musical history here,” Mara said.
Added Johnson: “Everybody, particularly everybody around my age, remembers where they were, what they were wearing, everything about the moment they heard about The Beatles.”