In the 55-year musical career of Paul McCartney, perhaps the most successful rock-and-roll musician of all-time, he has never played in Buffalo — not as a Beatle, a Wing, nor as a solo act.
That will change on Oct. 22 as Sir Paul will play at 8 p.m. at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.
The 21-time Grammy winner has been announcing shows for his fall “Out There” tour. The tour also includes shows in Columbus, Ohio; University Park, Pennsylvania; Toronto, Ontario; and Detroit.
McCartney’s concert in Buffalo is his second show in upstate New York in as many years, following his performance in July 2014 at Albany’s Times Union Center.
McCartney has written over 500 songs, including 32 that have reached number 1 in the United States. The British superstar has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times, both as a member of The Beatles and as an individual.
The legendary performer is known to give shows that last nearly four hours, even at his advanced age of 73. In a July show in Stockholm, Sweden, McCartney played 40 songs, 27 of which were Beatles songs.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, on Tickets.com for one of the most anticipated concerts Buffalo has seen in a long time.