Paul McCartney live at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester

8.00pm, Monday 19 December 2011 (2 years ago)

Sir Paul McCartney performed at the Manchester Evening News Arena, in the penultimate show of his On The Run tour.

It was McCartney’s first show in Manchester since the 2003 Back In The World tour, which stopped twice at the MEN Arena.

The setlist was largely the same as his 14 December concert in Moscow, Russia, aside from the inclusion of Got To Get You Into My Life instead of Drive My Car, I’m Looking Through You instead of I’ve Just Seen A Face, and And I Love Her in place of I Will.

He also added the 1979 festive song Wonderful Christmastime to the first encore section, accompanied with a choir and a backdrop of giant snowflakes.

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).

Further On The Run tour dates:

  • 20 December: Echo Arena, Liverpool, England

3 Responses to “Paul McCartney live at Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester”

  1. Pete Barton

    Awsome concert, Pure magic from a true professional. Played many Beatles hits and other great tunes including the Bond Theme which had fantastic firework show. Performed none stop for about three hours. Magic, so glad to be able to witness a performance by a musical legend.

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  2. Murph

    Fantastic show with a real eclectic set list. Over three hours, I don’t recall him stopping, even for a drink, amazing stamina for a man of any age, for a bloke nearing 70, astonishing. I paid, including booking fees, over £100.00 for my ticket, worth every penny and some

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    • paulsbass

      I’ve read once that he practically NEVER drinks anything on stage, even water – he thinks that’d be disrespectful!
      That blew me away, since I drink about 1,5 liters over three hours performing.

      I also read he gurgles with salt water before the concert – I do the same!!

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