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Published: 2018/07/27

Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Show in Liverpool

Sir Paul McCartney played a throwback show on Thursday in his old stomping grounds, appearing at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, where the legendary Beatle and his old band used to play in the early 1960s, when the now-icons were a young, up-and-coming group.

The intimate performance saw McCartney offer a career-spanning, 28-song set to a packed crowd of about 250 fans, BBC reports. Beatles tunes like “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Love Me Do,” “Get Back,” “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and closer “Helter Skelter” were mixed with hits from his other projects and some of his solo work (including cuts from his upcoming album Egypt Station).

The afternoon show was opened with Eddie Cochrane’s “Twenty Flight Rock,” which McCartney explained was the song that got him into The Beatles, having played it as an audition for John Lennon in 1957. The set also included “In Spite of All the Danger,” a tune from McCartney’s pre-Beatles band with Lennon and George Harrison, The Quarrymen.

“All these years ago when we played the Cavern we didn’t know if we’d have any future,” McCartney said during a break in the show. “But we did OK.” McCartney has only played the small venue once since his early Beatles days, in 1999.

Below, see the show’s setlist and watch a video put together by the Daily Mail that includes clips of the performance and footage of the lucky fans who were in attendance.

Paul McCartney
Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK

Jam
Twenty Flight Rock
Magical Mystery Tour
Jet
All My Loving
Letting Go
Come On To Me
Let Me Roll It
I Got A Feeling
My Valentine
Queenie Eye
1985
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
Helter Skelter

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