Paul McCartney Offers Live Debut Of Five Beatles Classics
WITH SHOCKING SETLIST FULL OF SURPRISES
Tonight in Brazil Paul McCartney and his band played the first show of this year’s Out There tour in which they will visit a number of cities where the legendary musician has never performed before. It appears the places the tour will visit won’t be the only thing that’s new to this tour as Macca performed a number of songs he’s never played live before this evening.
Saturday night’s setlist marks a major departure from the show he presented over the past few years and the surprises came right from the very start. McCartney opened the show with the first live version of The Beatles’ #1 hit from 1965 “Eight Days A Week.” For the fourth song of the evening, Paul dusted off Wings’ 1975 #1 hit “Listen To What The Man Said,” which he hadn’t performed since a promotional tour in the late ’80s and was last a regular part of his repertoire during the Wings Over The World Tour in 1975 and 1976. Another Wings song, “Another Day,” returned to the fold for the first time since 1993.
Seventeen songs into the set came another huge moment, when Paul McCartney played The Beatles classic “Your Mother Should Know” off Magical Mystery Tour live for the first time in his career. Macca wasn’t finished playing Beatles songs for the first time as he also performed “All Together Now” off Yellow Submarine and shockingly the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band track “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” He wasn’t done yet as towards the end of the show he busted out the Wings hit “Hi, Hi, Hi” for the first time since the aforementioned Wings Over The World Tour. In one of the encore slots came another wonderful treat in the form of another Sgt. Peppers debut, the long-awaited “Lovely Rita.” All in all, Macca and his band debuted an unbelievable FIVE Beatles songs by the time the night was over.
The rest of the show contained many Beatles and Wings hits and deep cuts. In fact, McCartney only performed two songs written in the last 30 years – 1993’s “Hope Of Deliverance” and the more recent “My Valentine.” So instead of relying on new material, he’s unveiled songs from his heyday that were never performed before thanks in part to The Beatles’ decision to stop touring in 1966. We can’t wait for McCartney to hit the states with the Out There Tour.
Here’s the setlist from tonight’s show at Mineirão, Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Watch Paul McCartney play “Eight Days A Week” for the first time live.
Check out this clip of Macca performing “Being For The Benefit of Mr. Kite!”
Here’s fan-shot footage of the live debut of “All Together Now.”
Take a look at the live debut of The Beatles’ “Lovely Rita.”
Watch the first “Listen To What The Man Said” in 25 years.