Paul McCartney lines up October date at Joe Louis Arena
Paul McCartney will perform at Joe Louis Arena Oct. 21, venue officials announced Tuesday morning.
Tickets for the show — McCartney’s first Detroit concert since his July 2011 date at Comerica Park — go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 through LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com, OlympiaEntertainment.com and the Joe Louis and Fox Theatre box offices. Tickets can also be charged by phone at (800) 745-3000.
Tickets run $29.50, $69.50, $99.50, $168 and $253. American Express card holders get a first crack at tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The date is part of McCartney’s Out There tour, and joins Monday’s announcements of concerts in Columbus (Oct. 13) and Toronto (Oct. 17).
The show was teased Monday through Joe Louis and Live Nation’s social media channels, with lyrics to “Maybe I’m Amazed” and a pic of McCartney’s guitar, featuring a Detroit Red Wings sticker, accompanying the words “major announcement tomorrow!”
The concert will mark the first-ever show at Joe Louis Arena for the ex-Beatle, who turned 73 in June.
Aside from 2011’s concert at the Tigers’ home, McCartney has played shows at the Palace of Auburn Hills (two shows in October 2005, a one-off in May 2002 and two concerts in February 1990), the Pontiac Silverdome (a single date in June 1993) and at Olympia Stadium (back-to-back concerts in May 1976).
The Beatles played Olympia Stadium in September 1964 and August 1966.