Thursday, 14 April 2016


Paul McCartney In Fresno, CA, Save Mart Center, 13 April 2016. ‪#‎OneOnOne‬

For the first time on one of his solo tours, the show opens with “A Hard Day’s Night,” the title track from the Beatles’ 1964 movie that begins with one of the most iconic chords in all of rock music. 

A giant video screen behind the stage projected scenes from the film and multiple other images from McCartney’s life as he and the other four members of his touring band delivered meticulously arranged versions of more than three dozen songs from the Beatles and McCartney’s solo career.


Paul on George Martin: 'I'm so sad...'

Paul has long devoted two spotlight segments in his show to bandmates John (“Here Today”) and George (“Something”), a tradition he continues on the new tour. With the death in March of longtime Beatles producer George Martin, Paul also gave Martin a tip of the hat during a performance of “Love Me Do,” (Paul "Wix" Wickens on harmonica)- is the first time he has performed the song in its entirety in his solo shows. 

He charmingly explained Martin’s suggestion that he, rather than John, sing the hook line “Love Me Do” so that John could play the signature harmonica riff simultaneously as those words were sung. “We were so nervous,” he said. “It was our first recording session with him. I can still hear it on the record,” Paul said, mimicking his delivery of the words in a shaky voice.

After singing “Back in the USSR” from 1968’s double album “The Beatles,” a.k.a. “The White Album,” Paul further elaborated on his interaction with Russian Beatles fans. Referencing his groundbreaking concert in Moscow’s Red Square in 2003, McCartney talked of meeting the country’s defense minister. He adopted a Russian accent as he quoted the official telling him, “First record I ever bought: ‘Love Me Do.’ ”

The show ran nearly three hours, with no intermission, and spanned the full range of the 73-year-old musician’s career. He presented a semi-acoustic performance of “In Spite of All the Danger,” which he described as “the first song we ever recorded” during his days with the Quarrymen, the band John led when the two Liverpool teens met in 1957. 

And "You Won´t See Me" ...

And the show reached forward to include “FourFiveSeconds,” the 2015 track on which he collaborated with Kanye West and Rihanna.


The set encompassed 38 songs, not counting a snippet he played of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxey Lady,” as homage to the man widely regarded as rock’s greatest guitarist. The show began and ended with music from the Beatles, concluding the full medley from the “Abbey Road” album of “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End,” which allowed the three-way guitar solo battle from the recording to be re-enacted among himself and guitarists Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray. It also gave drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. a moment in the spotlight with the one and only drum solo Ringo Starr took as a Beatle during “Carry That Weight.”

A Hard Day's Night
Save Us
Can't Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It / Foxy Lady
I've Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Here, There And Everywhere
Maybe I'm Amazed
We Can Work it Out
In Spite Of All The Danger
You Won't See Me
Love me do
And I Love Her
Here Today
Queenie Eye
The Fool On The Hill
Lady Madonna
Four Five Seconds
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
Obladi Oblada
Band On The Run
Back In The USSR
Let It Be
Live And Let Die
Hey Jude

Hi Hi Hi
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

-A Hard Day's Night (opening)
-Here, There and Everywhere 

-In Spite of all the Danger
-You Won't See Me
-Love Me Do
-The Fool on The Hill
-Letting Go


Honey Don´t
Coming Up
Drive My Car
C Moon
Let Em in
I´ve just seen a face
Every Night
It´s so easy
Every Night
Ukelele - "Grandma"
Lady Madonna

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