PAUL McCARTNEY ONE ON ONE First Ever Grand Rapids Appearance


First Ever Grand Rapids Appearance

August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI – Van Andel Arena

© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.
© 2015 MPL Communications Ltd/Photographer: MJ Kim.

He’s conquered some of the largest venues on the earth, set numerous records across the globe, cemented a singular position in music history, and now he sets his sights on Grand Rapids. Paul McCartney is set to make his first ever Grand Rapids appearance at Van Andel Arena this summer. McCartney brings his brand new “One On One” Tour to West Michigan on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, One On One has unveiled a dazzling re-designed set, and dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career–as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle—and no shortage of surprises.

Having opened April 13 to rave reviews, One On One is the first new Paul McCartney tour since the juggernaut that was Out There came to its stunning conclusion on October 22, 2015 with Paul’s first ever concert in Buffalo, NY. Out There’s finale capped off an incredible 2015, in which the tour played 27 shows in 22 cities throughout the world, with highlights including Paul’s historic debut in South Korea—where the crowd at Seoul Olympic Stadium’s refusal to stop singing the refrain to “Hey Jude” literally forced Paul to reprise the song in the first encore, playing that signature bassline live for the first time—three nights at the Tokyo Dome and one at Budokan, a sold out stand at Paris’ majestic Stade de France, more than a dozen packed arena shows across the U.S., UK and Europe, and triumphant headlines at festivals such as Firefly, Roskilde, and Lollapalooza in Chicago—the latter a tour de force performance for a 100,000-strong crowd featuring a guest appearance from Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard on “Get Back.”

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show—and so much more: Nearly three hours worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives. Paul and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Coliseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space! Featuring Paul’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always utilizing state of the art audio and video technology to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, May 2 at 10:00 AM and will be available for $29.50, $99, $168, and $253 at the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place® box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of six (6) tickets will apply to every order and prices are subject to change.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 AM EST through Sunday, May 1 at 10:00 PM. A purchase limit of four (4) tickets will apply to all presale orders.

Keep checking for further announcements.

North American Dates 2016—New Dates in BOLD

April 30 – Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 2 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
May 4 & 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
July 8 – Milwaukee, WI – SummerFest
July 10 – Cincinnati, OH – US Bank Arena
July 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizens Bank Park
July 17 – Boston, MA — Fenway Park
July 19 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 21– Hamilton, ONT – FirstOntario Centre
August 7 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
August 9 – Washington D.C. – Verizon Center
August 13 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
August 15 – Grand Rapids, MI — Van Andel Arena
August 17 & 18  – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena