Happy Birthday Paul McCartney: Live At The Tokyo Dome 2013

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The world celebrates Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday today. Paul is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, an underrated bass player and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist (he can play just about anything). Sir Paul also possesses one of the finest rock ‘n’ roll voices to ever cut through a concert hall. He’s clocked 32 No. 1 songs in his career, is an 18-time Grammy winner, an academy award winner and a two-time inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Oh yeah, and he was in a band called The Beatles.

But maybe most impressive is that at nearly 80 years old, Macca is still going strong. No “Yours Sincerely, Wasting Away,” Paul tours the world regularly and gives audiences 2 plus hour performances. To put that in perspective, The Beatles would play for less than an hour at the height of Beatlemania when Paul was in his early 20s. Let that sink in.

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In 2013, McCartney was a year and change passed the momentous milestone of his 70th birthday when he and his band — Paul “Wix” Wicken, Rusty Anderson, Abe Laboriel Jr. and Brian Ray — rolled through the Tokyo Dome on November 21, 2013 as part of his massive Out There World Tour which spanned more than two years. Although McCartney has a long history of playing the Tokyo Dome — with more than 30 shows at the venue under his belt since 1990 — 2013 saw Paul returning to Tokyo Dome for the first time in more than ten years with the November 21 show being his third in a three-night run that year.

As always, McCartney’s setlist that night contained a number of career-spanning Beatles classics including the opener “Eight Days A Week,” “All My Loving,” “Paperback Writer,” “The Long And Winding Road,” “I’ve Just Seen A Face,” “We Can Work It Out,” “Blackbird,” “Lady Madonna,” “Lovely Rita,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Back In The U.S.S.R.,” “Hey Jude” and more. Paul also included two Beatles songs back to back, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” and “Something,” written primarily by his Beatles band mates John Lennon and George Harrison respectively.

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The setlist also included a number of Wings hits like “Let Me Roll It” (with Paul on guitar), “Band On The Run” and “Live And Let Die” as well as the stellar song “Maybe I’m Amazed” from his 1970 solo debut, Ram. Paul brought the evening to a close with Abbey Road’s closing sequence of “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”

To celebrate Paul McCartney’s 78th birthday, watch his November 21 concert from the Tokyo Dome in 2013 below via Mundo do Rock:

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Setlist via Mundo do Rock:

  • 01 – Eight Days a Week 05:30
  • 02 – All My Loving 08:30
  • 03 – Listen To What The Man Said 11:33
  • 04 – Let Me Roll It 16:05
  • 05 – Paperback Writer 23:04
  • 06 – My Valentine 27:25
  • 07 – Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five 31:01
  • 08 – The Long and Winding Road 35:15
  • 09 – Maybe I’m Amazed 39:20
  • 10 – I’ve Just Seen a Face 44:36
  • 11 – We Can Work It Out 47:10
  • 12 – Another Day 50:11
  • 13 – And I Love Her 54:50
  • 14 – Blackbird 59:00
  • 15 – Lady Madonna 01:02:32
  • 16 – All Together Now 01:05:31
  • 17 – Lovely Rita 01:08:18
  • 18 – Eleanor Rigby 1:11:32
  • 19 – Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite! 01:15:20
  • 20 – Something 01:18:48
  • 21 – Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da 01:23:12
  • 22 – Band On The Run 01:27:20
  • 23 – Back In The U.S.S.R. 01:32:52
  • 24 – Let It Be 01:36:35
  • 25 – Live And Let Die 01:40:41
  • 26 – Hey Jude 01:44:34
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  • 27 – Day Tripper 01:55:24
  • 28 – Hi, Hi, Hi 01:58:55
  • 29 – Get Back 02:02:40
  • 30 – Yesterday 02:09:10
  • 31 – Helter Skelter 02:12:35
  • 32 – Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End? 02:18:32
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