At Age 75, Paul McCartney is Still Bringing in HUGE Dollars on Tour

He may be halfway through his 70s, but Macca still loves to perform. Anyone who’s ever seen him knows that a McCartney show has healing properties. I swear if you brought lepers to one of his gigs, they’d be miraculously cured. And by the time he gets around to singing “Hey Jude,” the blind have begun to see and the lame to walk. He’s that good.

So when Billboard reports that Macca brought in $132 million USD by touring in 2017, I begrudge him not a whit. He deserves every tuppence of that.

McCartney played 37 shows between April and December in front of 907,160 people. A three-night run at the Tokyo Dome was seen by 143,826 people, his highest-grossing single engagement of the year.

Read more at Billboard and note how much acts like the Killers and Jamiroquai earn whilst playing the O2 Arena in London.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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