Paul McCartney live: Comerica Park, Detroit

Paul McCartney performed at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, on 24 July 2011.

It was the third show of the On The Run Tour, which lasted for 37 dates between July 2011 and November 2012. This concert was seen by 37,854 fans.

He and his band played a cover version of Marvin Gaye’s 1962 song ‘Hitch Hike’, which they had previously performed at the Apollo Theater in New York in December 2010.

We had a little time off today and we went to the Motown museum. Holy grail! When I was listening to records as a kid in Liverpool, learning the songs ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’ and ‘Money’, wow! So we’d like to do a song we don’t normally do, for Detroit and for Motown, one of my favorites by Mr Marvin Gaye.
Paul McCartney

He also recalled The Beatles’ concerts in Detroit. The group performed in the Motor City four times: twice on 6 September 1964 and again on 13 August 1966, each at the Olympia Stadium.

The first time I came here with the Beatles. I remember it, do you? I say that just to hear your scream.
Paul McCartney

He also played an acoustic guitar with a sticker showing the logo of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. The sticker has been on the instrument for over a decade, but the audience was audibly delighted to see it once again.

McCartney’s band was Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica), Brian Ray (vocals, guitar, bass), Rusty Anderson (vocals, guitar), and Abe Laboriel Jr (vocals, drums).

Paul McCartney – On The Run Tour 2011-2012

Concert setlist

On The Run Tour dates

Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Latest Comments

  1. David Disney Monday 25 July 2011
  2. Kurt Monday 25 July 2011
  3. Bob Sunday 2 October 2011
  4. Mike Kudzia Thursday 1 December 2011
  5. Von Bontee Friday 2 December 2011

Leave a Reply