The New York Mets today announced Foreigner (June 14), Nas (July 19), O.A.R. (August 2) and Third Eye Blind (August 23) will headline the 2013 Mets Concert Series at Citi Field.
The Friday night post-game performances will begin approximately 20 minutes after the conclusion of each game from a stage in the outfield behind second base. Admission to the concert is included in the price of the game ticket. Tickets to the Mets Concert Series and all Mets home games will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets.com and (718) 507-TIXX.
Foreigner will perform following the Mets-Chicago Cubs 7:10 p.m. game on Friday, June 14. The Grammy-nominated classic rock band has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and produced 14 Billboard Top 20 hits including "Feels Like the First Time," "Hot Blooded" and "I Want to Know What Love Is."
Nas, a Queens native and life-long Mets fan, will perform after the Mets-Philadelphia Phillies 7:10 p.m. game on Friday, July 19. A hip-hop icon since the early 1990s, Nas emerged from the Queensbridge neighborhood of Long Island City, a hotbed of rap artists since the '80s. Nas has since gone on to sell over 20 million albums worldwide over the span of his legendary career and has acted as an ambassador for hip-hop culture throughout the globe. He has released nine solo albums that have been certified double-platinum, platinum or gold. Nas' new release is the critically acclaimed Life Is Good, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the sixth #1 album that the artist has produced in his career. Nas was nominated for four GRAMMY awards in conjunction with the release.
O.A.R. will perform following the Mets-Kansas City Royals 7:10 p.m. game on Friday, August 2. The rock band, who has sold out Madison Square Garden multiple times, had their 2011 release King debut at No. 12 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 2 on the Top Rock Album chart. O.A.R. recently released a live CD and DVD entitled Live on Red Rocks and they are currently at work on their next studio album.
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind will perform after the Mets-Detroit Tigers 7:10 p.m. game on Friday, August 23. The rock band has released two multi-platinum albums and had three singles "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper" and "How's It Going to Be" chart in the Billboard Top 10.
The Mets Concert Series launched in 2012 with performances by REO Speedwagon, Daughtry and MercyMe.