Paul McCartney live at Halifax Common, Nova Scotia, Canada

8.00pm, Saturday 11 July 2009 (4 years ago)

Sir Paul McCartney performed before an estimated 50,000 people at he Halifax Common, Nova Scotia, his only Canadian tour date on his current tour.

McCartney described the concert as the start of his “mini North American tour”. His band played for roughly two hours and 40 minutes, with a setlist spanning his entire career.

Members of the 78th Highlanders Pipe Band from Halifax took to the stage for Mull Of Kintyre, at the invitation of McCartney. It was a rare live performance for the 1977 hit, which is normally only performed in Scotland.

During Paperback Writer McCartney began by playing the song in the key of A, only to stop when he realised it should have been in G.

McCartney also invited a young woman, Audrey McCombs of Fortuna, California, onto the stage after noticing her sign which read: “Will you sign my arm so I can get it tattooed?”

The full set list was as follows:

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