Paul McCartney live at Royal Albert Hall, London

Sir Paul McCartney played a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

It was the fourth show in the 2012 leg of the On The Run tour. McCartney rearranged the European tour dates specifically to play the concert for the cancer charity, which has The Who’s Roger Daltrey as one of its patrons.

The concert was introduced by Paul Weller, who described McCartney as “a fella I’ve been listening to my whole life”. Weller and Daltrey both joined McCartney’s band on stage for a performance of The Beatles’ Get Back, also featuring The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood.

This was McCartney’s first performance at the Royal Albert Hall since the Concert For George in 2002. It was also the 141st anniversary of the venue’s official opening ceremony by Queen Victoria and Edward, Prince of Wales, in 1871.

The set was shorter than other On The Run dates, with several songs dropped. 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:

Previous On The Run tour dates:

Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Leave a reply