Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Show In Liverpool

By Andy Kahn Jul 27, 2018 8:25 am PDT

Paul McCartney held a surprise concert yesterday at the Cavern Club in his hometown of Liverpool, England. The historic venue was the site of many of The Beatles first concerts in the early-1960s.

McCartney played the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts on Wednesday. His performance on Thursday was revealed that morning and 200 free tickets were given away on a first-come-first-served basis at the nearby Echo Arena later that same morning.

Lucky ticket holders were treated to an afternoon set by McCartney and his band that mixed hits from days with The Fab Four, solo material and other selections including “In Spite of All the Danger,” which was first issued in 1958 by McCartney’s pre-The Beatles group The Quarrymen. McCartney also offered a take on the recently shared single “Come On to Me,” from the 76-year-old’s upcoming new solo LP Egypt Station.

Paul and The Beatles first appeared at the Cavern Club in 1961. McCartney previously staged a surprise show at the Cavern Club in May 2003. Watch a recap video from Thursday’s secret performance provided by Reuters below:


Paul McCartney at Cavern Club

  • Instrumental Jam
  • Twenty Flight Rock  
  • Magical Mystery Tour  
  • Jet  
  • All My Loving  
  • Letting Go  
  • Come On to Me
  • Let Me Roll It  
  • I've Got a Feeling  
  • My Valentine
  • Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five  
  • Lady Madonna  
  • In Spite of All the Danger  
  • Things We Said Today  
  • Confidante
  • Love Me Do  
  • Who Cares
  • Birthday  
  • I Wanna Be Your Man  
  • Fuh You
  • Get Back  
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da  
  • Band on the Run  
  • Hi, Hi, Hi  
  • I Saw Her Standing There  
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)  
  • Helter Skelter  

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