- Little Caesars Arena
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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. […]
Last updated on October 5, 2017
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