Paul McCartney Opens 2019 ‘Freshen Up’ Tour

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Paul McCartney performing “Eleanor Rigby” on March 20, 2019 in Santiago, Chile

Paul McCartney resumed his “Freshen Up” tour in Santiago, Chile on March 20 with a 39-song career-spanning set at National Stadium that included several songs from his well-received 2018 album, Egypt Station.

The tour continues this month with four other South American shows. After a break, he begins a U.S. tour on May 23. With several built-in breaks, that portion of the tour currently continues through July 13. Tickets are available here and here.

Sir Paul had performed 18 dates on the tour in 2018, which started Sept. 17 with the first of four Canadian shows that also took him to Japan, Europe, the U.K. and two dates in Austin, Tex.

McCartney kicked off 2019’s opener with “A Hard Day’s Night”

The first dates of the “Freshen Up” tour were announced on July 3, 2018. The tour follows his “One on One” tour that spanned 2016-2017.

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Midway through the set, McCartney was on acoustic guitar for “Eleanor Rigby”

The Beatles’ 1968 self-titled double album was represented by five songs, including the song about Desmond and Molly Jones.

He closed the main set with a flourish: “Let It Be,” a fireworks display that accompanyied “Live and Let Die,” followed by “Hey Jude”

Paul McCartney, National Stadium, Santiago, Chile, March 20, 2019 Setlist

A Hard Day’s Night
Junior’s Farm
Can’t Buy Me Love
Letting Go
Who Cares
Got to Get You Into My Life
Come On to Me
Let Me Roll It
I’ve Got a Feeling
Let ‘Em In
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face
In Spite of All the Danger
From Me to You
Dance Tonight
Love Me Do
Here Today
Queenie Eye
Lady Madonna
Eleanor Rigby
Back in Brazil
Fuh You
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
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

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

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  1. ProfDeb
    #1 ProfDeb 17 April, 2019, 15:08

    I’m seeing him in Vegas in June — 5th row tickets! I’ve only been in love with him since 1964! 😀

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