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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Detroit

Concert • By Paul McCartney • Part of the 3rd North American leg of the One On One Tour

Last updated on March 21, 2021


Details

  • Country: USA
  • City: Detroit
  • Location: Little Caesars Arena
  • Attendance: 30,166 / 30,166 (for the 2 dates at Little Caesars Arena)
  • Revenue: $4,525,832 (for the 2 dates at Little Caesars Arena)

Location

  • Location: Little Caesars Arena

Timeline

Band members

Line-up Discover Backing band 2001-2018

This was the first of two nights in Detroit.

From Detroit Free Press, October 2, 2017:

At this point in his career, there’s little left for Paul McCartney to prove. No records to break, milestones to set, creative heights to transcend.

What McCartney showed Sunday night at Detroit’s new arena, once again, is that he’s now running on the sheer adrenaline of entertaining — the lifeblood of a guy who seemed to be born for the role.

In the first of two nights at Little Caesars Arena, the 75-year-old Sir Paul worked up an exuberant, career-ranging set that clocked in at nearly three hours. A capacity crowd spanning generations — from toddlers through teens through retirees — got treated to a brisk show that wove cheery storytelling among the big hits (and occasional not-so-big ones).

This was the hottest concert ticket so far in LCA’s young life, with some seats fetching upwards of $500 on the secondary market. McCartney and his longtime backing band delivered on that demand, with “A Hard Day’s Night” kicking off a set that dug generously into the Beatles’ goldmine: More than two-thirds of the night’s 38 songs came from that period — with the 1958 Quarrymen chestnut “In Spite of All the Danger” thrown in for good measure.

In a night full of crowd-pleasing moments, there was a big one late on when McCartney hit the stage solo for “Yesterday,” armed with his trusty Epiphone acoustic guitar and the Detroit Red Wings sticker it famously picked up backstage at Olympia Stadium in 1976. McCartney made a point to single out the emblem, drawing a roar from an audience packed into the Wings’ glistening new home. […]

I was around his house one afternoon and we were jamming on ukuleles. I said to him, ‘I learned one of your songs, you know?’ And we played it that day and we’d like to play it for you now.

Paul McCartney – Remembering George Harrison, and before playing “Something”
From Twitter – Doors are open night one in Detroit #oneonone
From Review: Sir Paul McCartney gave us a ticket to an unforgettable ride in Detroit | City Slang (metrotimes.com) – Austin Evans Eighmey

Little Caesars Arena

This was the 1st concert played at Little Caesars Arena.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 2017Oct 1stOct 2nd

Setlist for the concert

  1. Medley

  2. Blackbird

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  3. New

    Written by Paul McCartney

  4. Let It Be

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  5. Hey Jude

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  6. Encore

    1. Yesterday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2. Birthday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    3. The End

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

See song statistics for “One On One Tour”

Paul McCartney writing

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