BOSTON – Over the weekend, the Zac Brown Band performed a concert at Fenway Park, but they ended up stirring some controversy when they performed a skit on stage that made fun of the condition of dwarfism. The band apologized to John Young, a man who was working at the concert and was born with dwarfism, and he accepted the apology, putting the issue to rest.
It was a satisfying conclusion to the most notable bit of rankling that has come out of Fenway Park's annual series of concerts and, hopefully, the 2020 slate will prove to be one that is completely devoid of controversy, as it was just announced this week. And there are some big headliners who are going to perform where the Boston Red Sox play.
Currently, the Hella Mega Tour featuring bands Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy is slated to begin in Paris, France in June of 2020 and it will see three of the biggest groups in rock music from the 1990s to the 2000s joined together to provide one rollicking show for audiences around the globe.
Green Day, known for "American Idiot," Weezer, known for "Buddy Holly," and Fall Out Boy, known for "Thnks fr th Mmrs" are joining forces in 2020 to rock the socks off of concert-goers and music-lovers alike.
And they are coming to Fenway Park on August 27th of next year! Tickets will be on sale on September 20, 2019, giving you almost a full year to prepare for this show that will probably rattle a few seats in Fenway. Additionally, the three bands are all prepared to release new albums next year in anticipation of the tour.
The news comes in the wake of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Hatch Shell riot that occurred on the Boston Esplanade during a Green Day concert that was cut short by Boston authorities. Surely, their time at Fenway will go more smoothly.
No other 2020 concerts have been announced for Fenway Park yet, but one I feel pretty secure in betting on is the return (again) of Billy Joel.