Paul McCartney live: Cyclone Stadium, Ames

Paul McCartney performed at the Cyclone Stadium in Ames, Iowa, USA, on 18 July 1990.

It was the 97th date of the Paul McCartney World Tour, which lasted for 102 dates across 14 countries between September 1989 and July 1990.

McCartney’s band was Linda McCartney on vocals, keyboards, and percussion; Hamish Stuart on guitar, bass guitar, and vocals; Robbie McIntosh on guitar and vocals; Paul ‘Wix’ Wickens on keyboards and vocals; and Chris Whitten on drums and percussion.

Stranger yet was the reaction in Iowa, where Paul and Linda’s vegetarianism so outraged misunderstanding local farmers that the tour was branded ‘a hotbed of Satanist-Commie Conpiracy’ by leaflet-waving rednecks who picketted the show.

Radio stations threatened to ban Macca’s records in indignant protest that how dare he not eat meat dripping in lovely blood and one even hired a small plane to trail a banner over the gig reading ‘KDWZ Welcomes Paul MooCartney’.

‘Burger off,’ said Mac.

If a handful of farmers feared our voodoo vegginess, the powerful ju ju of chilli non carne cooking for the crew backstage didn’t deter the fans. Fifty five thousand of them turned up for the one Iowa show, setting yet another record.

Geoff Baker, publicist

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