Paul McCartney live at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy

Sir Paul McCartney's On The Run tour moved to Italy, with a concert at the Unipol Arena in Bologna.

It was his first concert since he performed at the Yas Arena in Abu Dhabi on 13 November 2011, as part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend.

McCartney's band was Paul 'Wix' Wickens (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion, harmonica), Brian Ray (vocals, guitar, bass), Rusty Anderson (vocals, guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (vocals, drums).

The setlist had some surprises. The Wings song Let 'Em In was dropped, and in its place was added the Badfinger song Come And Get It, which McCartney wrote in 1968.

More surprising was the first encore, a medley of The Word and All You Need Is Love, with a brief snippet of She Loves You at the end. McCartney has never before performed the medley in public. Watch it here:

Further On The Run tour dates:

  • 27 November: Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
  • 30 November: Omnisport Arena, Paris, France
  • 1 December: Lanxess Arena, Köln, Germany
  • 5 December: O2 Arena, London, England
  • 10 December: Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 12 December: Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland
  • 14 December: Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow, Russia
  • 19 December: MEN Arena, Manchester, England
  • 20 December: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

2 responses on “Paul McCartney live at Unipol Arena, Bologna, Italy

  1. paulsbass

    Nice surprises!
    Funny how the audience sings “SUNNY” a little too early sometimes…
    Too bad Paul’s voice sounds a bit thin on this one.

    Also notable that “Jet” is NOT the second song (considering “Venus and Mars/Rockshow” and single song-medley) in a setlist during his “Paul on the run” tour.

  2. paulsbass

    PS: His Italian announcements remind me of their Paris concert in 65 where he tried to address the audience in French…

    “The word” grooves like hell, easily in my top ten Beatles song ever!
    Nice choice, though it’s primarily a John song (as is AYNIL, obviously).
    Haha, Paul mixes up “Come/All together now” and “Everybody”.
    Nice touch with the SLY-ending.

Leave a reply