MOLINE, Ill. - One of the biggest music stars in world will perform to a sellout crowd at the TaxSlayer Center Tuesday night.
Paul McCartney, formerly a member of The Beatles, brings his "Freshen Up" tour to the Quad Cities.
TaxSlayer Center Director Scott Mullen estimates the show will bring in close to $2 million in ticket sales even though the arena seats fewer people than venues in bigger markets.
“The challenge was getting Paul an acceptable amount of money when we only have under 11,000 seats to sell. It took a creative deal to get it done but getting an act of this caliber for our community makes it worth it,” said Mullen.
McCartney will also play in Los Angeles, Phoenix and the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.
Moline has a population of 42,000 people and the Quad Cities Metro area has around 384,000.
According to KWQC TV 6, Mullen said getting a star like McCartney to an area as small as the Quad Cities took "knowing the right people."
The concert begins at 8 p.m. CDT.