Back in October, the first Wrigley Field concert event for 2018 was scheduled — Foo Fighters.
Friday, two more Wrigley shows were announced. First, Def Leppard and Journey:
Def Leppard and Journey are scheduled to play Wrigley Field on July 14 as part of a 58-date North American tour they announced Friday.
And, Chicago-area natives Fall Out Boy:
Fall Out Boy is coming home to play Wrigley Field on Sept. 8, the North Shore natives announced Friday as they dropped their new album “Mania.”
Tickets for the Fall Out Boy show go on sale a week from today, January 26. Tickets for the Def Leppard/Journey show go on sale February 3. I assume that season-ticket holders and Wrigley neighbors will, as they have in the past, have access to presales.
Here’s the up-to-date concert schedule, where the Cubs are on that date and how many days until the next home game:
July 14: Def Leppard/Journey (Cubs in San Diego, next home game July 19)
July 29-30: Foo Fighters (Cubs in St. Louis, next home game August 2)
September 8: Fall Out Boy (Cubs in Washington, next home game September 10)
As always, to me the most important thing is getting the field in baseball shape after the shows. Over the last couple of years the team has gotten much better at doing this.
There will be more shows announced; last year there were 10 concerts and given the Cubs’ stated desire to have more revenue from these shows, there will almost certainly be at least that many in 2018.