Paul McCartney Breaks Own Record With Chesapeake Energy Arena’s Biggest Show

Mar 2  /  Wednesday

Paul McCartney made history again last night, when the Oklahoma City stop of his One On One Tour broke his own record for the biggest show in Chesapeake Energy Arena history.

“It’s exciting to see Paul McCartney set the record for the biggest show ever at Chesapeake Energy Arena,” said arena General Manager Hugh Lombardi. “And, it’s special to see him break his own record. It says a lot about the support he has from the fans here in Oklahoma.”

McCartney brought his sold out One On One tour to the SMG-managed facility 15 years after setting the original house record at the venue on his 2002 Driving World Tour.

“It speaks to his timelessness as an artist to see him set a record in the building’s first year and then break it during the building’s fifteenth anniversary,” said Lombardi.

The Chesapeake Energy Arena opened in 2002 and is home to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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