The last-place Red Sox aren’t breaking any records this year, but Fenway Park still is. In an awkward turn of events, Aerosmith have shattered Lady Gaga’s just-set record for single-day attendance for a concert at the ballpark.
Just last month, Mother Monster’s Chromatica Ball broke the ballpark’s one-day ticket sales record, with over 37,200 Little Monsters in attendance. But with a hard-earned home-field advantage, Aerosmith upped the ante last night (September 8), drawing over 38,700 fans to Fenway for a belated 50th anniversary celebration. The show was originally scheduled for 2020 — the Boston band’s true 50th anniversary — but was postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
And apparently Aerosmith didn’t just set an attendance record at Fenway, but now hold the title for most fans at any event on Jersey Street.
“Thank you Boston!! You broke the record for the most tickets for any event in the 110 year history of Fenway Park!,” the band shared in a post to Instagram. “50 years and still rocking!!”
By surpassing Gaga’s number, Aerosmith have also bested prior single-day records set by Paul McCartney and Jason Aldean. Last evening’s performance was the band’s second-ever concert at Fenway Park, following their August 2010 bill with the J. Geils band.