It seems like the city of Detroit is in need of its regular ex-Beatles fix. Every couple of years, Paul McCartney, one of the founders and leaders of the most influential pop and rock group ever, The Beatles, finds time to make a stop by the Motor City, and each time, Detroiters go wild. For this year, just in the nick of time, McCartney announced last week that he would be visiting the Joe Louis Arena on Oct. 21. Tickets for that show go on sale today, Monday, Aug. 31.
For the better part of our recent memory concerning the ex-Beatle, Paul has been quite busy with his "Out There" tour throughout the last year, making stops not just in the United States, but all over the world. You'd be hard-pressed to find any pop musician with more sellout power across the globe than good ol' Macca.
This new leg of the tour announced last week also comes with the news that McCartney would be visiting other Midwestern cities,as well, including Columbus, Ohio on Oct. 13 before a quick pop across the international border into Canada for a show in Toronto on Oct. 17. Come Oct. 21, Paul will be back in the Motor City for the first time in four years and ready to rock the Joe Louis Arena in what will likely be his one and only time there. That's right, the upcoming show will be the 73-year-old's first-ever show at the Joe, though Paul has been playing at major venues all over the Detroit area for years.
The first time that Paul McCartney ever performed in Detroit was way back in September of 1964 when the Beatles visited the original home of the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Stadium. They also played there again in August of 1966, shortly before they stopped touring altogether. Though, upon reflection now, it seems fitting to know that Paul McCartney will have had his first visit to Detroit in what was once the home of the beloved Red Wings, and his latest visit in 2015 being to the Joe Louis Arena, current home of the hockey team before they move to their new facility soon.
This isn't to say that this will be Paul McCartney's last visit to Detroit, either. The singer hasn't made any claims about when or where he will end his touring days, but at 73-years-old, and sounding more and more noticeably weaker on vocals, it's hard to imagine that the former Beatle could go on for that much longer. Though it must be said that if McCartney will continue to tour, let's say, well into his eighth decade on this earth and talking through a hole in his neck, there are certainly always going to be plenty of fans out there interested in purchasing tickets and selling out venues. No Beatle, not even Ringo, will ever be that easily forgotten.
Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. and will go for $29.50, $69.50, $99.50, $168 and $253. Tickets can also be charged by phone at (800) 745-3000 and are also available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, OlympiaEntertainment.com and the Joe Louis and Fox Theatre box offices.
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