Paul McCartney live at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay

8.00pm, Sunday 15 April 2012 (2 years ago)

Sir Paul McCartney‘s On The Run tour continued to South America with a concert at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The band’s equipment began arriving at the stadium on Tuesday 10 April. Around 50,000 tickets, priced from $50-800 sold out in two days – the first 28,000 sold out online in just 45 minutes.

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).

At the soundcheck prior to the concert, McCartney invited a two-year-old fan onto the stage to play alongside the band. The boy, Ichiro, was wearing a Sgt Pepper-style costume and carried a replica Hofner bass guitar.

Ichiro had travelled with his parents from Argentina. Security guards alerted McCartney, who insisted on bringing the boy onto the stage for a performance of The Beatles’ 1969 hit Get Back.

Ichiro was a fan even before he was born. This was an incredible moment. No one is bigger than Paul McCartney.
Pablo, father

The setlist:

Previous On The Run tour dates:

2 Responses to “Paul McCartney live at Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay”

  1. paulsbass

    Funny, lots of the backing music in the Uruguay trailer is from 1990′s Tripping the live fantastic album!

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