Staff Pick: Paul McCartney set to visit Columbus for the first time in a decade

Andy Downing, Columbus Alive

This is turning into one of the biggest years Paul McCartney has had since his heyday in the Beatles.

In addition to this current arena tour, which stops at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Sir Paul has headlined a number of massive outdoor festivals, including Chicago's Lollapalooza and Roskilde in Denmark, inducted fellow Beatle Ringo Starr into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist (McCartney was inducted as a solo act in 1999) and collaborated with Chicago rapper Kanye West on a trio of songs, including the Rihanna-assisted "FourFiveSeconds."

Expect McCartney to draw from the entirety of his decades-spanning career for this visit, which will mark his first Columbus concert since an October 2005 date at the Schottenstein Center. On recent tour dates, the musician has been performing much-loved Beatles faves alongside deeper cuts like "Hope for the Future," a song he wrote and recorded in 2014 for the video game Destiny. As the late Chris Farley might say: "Awesome."

Nationwide Arena

7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13

200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Arena District