Paul McCartney Opens Out There Tour with Beatles Classics and Rarities
Photo via Paul McCartney’s tour blog
Paul McCartney opened his highly-anticipated Out There tour at Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s Estadio Mineirao on Saturday night. As previously reported, the Out There tour will bring McCartney and his solo band both to cities they’ve never played as well as places with historical significance to the former Beatle. Perhaps his first tour to truly embrace the social media age, McCartney announced most of his Out There tour through Facebook and will keep track of his shows via an official blog. Like many classic rock acts enjoying the music industry’s new focus on live music, McCartney has also made an effort to shuffle his setlist and add in some rarer songs.
Saturday’s show opened with the classic “Eight Days a Week,” a number The Beatles only played once live—in 1965—and which McCartney has never performed with his solo group. Later on, he offered the first live performances of Beatles tunes “Your Mother Should Know,” “Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!,” “Lovely Rita” and “All Together Now” as well as the first live version of his solo number “Another Day” since 1993. Likewise, Sir Paul performed his Wings numbers “Listen to What the Man Said” and “Hi, Hi, Hi” for the first time with his solo band, and he busted out The Beatles’ “We Can Work It Out” for the first time since Glastonbury Festival in 2004. The show also featured an expanded light show, including several lasers and pyrotechnics.
At the end of the night, McCartney brought a few fans—whose Facebook campaign to bring him to Belo Horizonte directly led to Saturday’s show—onstage for a chance to show off their tattoos. McCartney will perform at Goiania, Brazil’s Serra Dourada Stadium this evening.
Here’s a look at Saturday’s setlist via Paul McCartney’s hompage
Saturday, May 4, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Eight Days A Week
All My Loving
Listen To What The Man Said
Let Me Roll It
Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
The Long And Winding Road
Maybe I’m Amazed
Hope Of Deliverance
We Can Work It Out
And I Love Her
Your Mother Should Know
All Together Now
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Band on the Run
Hi, Hi, Hi
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live And Let Die
Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End