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From Detroit Free Press, October 22nd, 2015:
The world would probably forgive Paul McCartney for resting on his laurels at this point.
But McCartney, it seems clear, wouldn’t be able to forgive himself. Working up a generous, three-hour, 39-song set Wednesday night for a capacity Joe Louis Arena crowd that included Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the pop-rock titan served a lesson in living up to one’s towering reputation.
Detroit was a late stop in the 2½-year-old Out There tour, which has a final show in Buffalo on Thursday night before McCartney’s ever-chugging tour machine is expected to at last take on a new name.
Fifty-one years after the Beatles’ first Detroit visit, McCartney made his way to the Joe with plenty of fanfare, courtesy of Live Nation and the Ilitch camp: a welcome billboard on I-94, the colors of the British Union Jack illuminating Motor City Casino, greetings on the marquees of the Fillmore and Fox theaters, a giant banner at Joe Louis.
McCartney seems to be enjoying a burst of wind in his sails in recent years, newly motivated and confident, and that spirit was front and center Wednesday. It was a night of looking back that never made the nostalgia feel like drudgework, a well-traveled show that rarely felt routine. At this point in his career, McCartney seems to be reveling in his life’s legacy, with no drop in the thumbs-up, aim-to-please enthusiasm that has long marked his onstage persona. […]
Last updated on January 1, 2016
Joe Louis Arena
This was the 1st and only concert played at Joe Louis Arena.
Setlist for the concert