Paul McCartney live at Comerica Park, Detroit

Sir Paul McCartney performed a tribute to Motown during his concert at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

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).

The setlist:

Forthcoming dates in the On The Run tour:

July 2011

  • 26, 27 - Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
  • 31 - Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

August 2011

  • 1 - Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
  • 4 - Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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