Paul McCartney Kicks Off 2017 US Tour in Miami

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So where were we? Well, for starters, since Paul McCartney‘s last 2017 concerts–in Tokyo in April–the performer turned 75 (on June 18). At his three spring concerts at the Tokyo Dome, Sir Paul played 39 songs. At Friday night’s (July 7) kick off of his One On One U.S. summer tour at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, he performed an almost-identical 39-song set of classic rock hits, pulling mostly from the vast Beatles catalog mixed in with Wings favorites.

Opening night coincided with Ringo Starr’s birthday, and Paul dedicated a familiar Beatles song to his friend and to his own father (“who would be 115”). He again played a Quarrymen song (“In Spite of All the Danger”), a cover of his recent hit with Rihanna and Kanye West (“FourFiveSeconds”) and, for good measure, a new song.

McCartney kicked off the set as he did the 2016 edition of his “One on One” tour when he revived “A Hard Day’s Night” for the first time in decades. He then rotated his repertoire with ’70s-era Wings numbers like “Band on the Run,” “Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five” and “Live and Let Die” with Beatles songs from a decade earlier like “The Fool on the Hill,” “Yesterday,” “Let it Be” and “Hey Jude.” He finished the concert with  Abbey Road‘s “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight” and “The End.”

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From the tour announcement last spring: the band’s lineup of the last 10+ years continues: Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums). The One On One Tour features a brand new production with state of the art audio and video technology, massive screens, lasers and fireworks.

McCartney has nine more dates this month. The tour then resumes in September with 11 more U.S. dates plus visits to South America, Australia and New Zealand.

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Paul McCartney One On One Tour, Miami, July 7, 2017 Setlist

A Hard Day’s Night
Save Us
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Temporary Secretary
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
We Can Work It Out
In Spite of All the Danger
You Won’t See Me
Love Me Do
And I Love her
Blackbird
Here Today
Queenie Eye
New
The Fool on the Hill
Lady Madonna
FourFiveSeconds
Eleanor Rigby
I Wanna Be Your Man
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Something
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude

Encore
Yesterday
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Hi, Hi, Hi
Birthday
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

Paul McCartney 2017 ‘One on One’ Tour Dates

United States
July 10 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
July 13 – Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Arena
July 15 – Bossier City, LA – CenturyLink Center
July 17 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Center
July 19 – Wichita, KS – Intrust Bank Arena
July 21 – Des Moines, IA – Iowa Events Center
July 23 – Omaha, NE – CenturyLink Center
July 25 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 26 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Sept 11 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept 12 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Sept 15 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 17 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Sept 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
Sept 23 – Syracuse, NY – Carrier Dome
Sept 26 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Sept 27 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Oct 01 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Oct 02 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

South America
Oct 13 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Estádio Beira-Rio
Oct 15 – São Paulo, Brazil – Allianz Parque
Oct 17 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Mineirão Stadium
Oct 20 – Salvador, Brazil – Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova
Oct 24 – Antioquia, Colombia – Atanasio Girardot Stadium

Australia and New Zealand
Dec 02 – Perth, WA – nib Stadium
Dec 05 – Melbourne, VIC – AAMI Park
Dec 06 – Melbourne, VIC – AAMI Park
Dec 09 – Brisbane, QLD – Suncorp Stadium
Dec 11 – Sydney, NSW – Quidos Bank Arena
Dec 12 – Sydney, NSW – Quidos Bank Arena
Dec 16 – Auckland, NZ – Mt Smart Stadium

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  1. Mikeotb
    #1 Mikeotb 8 July, 2017, 16:44

    We were very fortunate to see Sir Pauls show last night in Miami. He looked very chipper and healthy. Engaging with audience and seemed to enjoy bring up there. Catch him on you can you can. Lighting , sound,techno, fireworks, all great stuff. Beatle Classics, well there’s only one Paul.

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