Paul McCartney live: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis

Paul McCartney performed at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on 27 April 1993.

It was the 20th night of the New World Tour, which lasted for 77 dates across 19 countries between February and December 1993. The show was seen by 42,003 fans.

Memphis – The New World Tour arrives in the birthplace of Blair Theodore Cunningham, ‘our new drummer’. To celebrate this homecoming, Blair’s entire family arrive for the show in droves and the local boy is in much demand with Tennessee TV stations. Also at the show is rock and roll luminary Carl Perkins, who jams with Paul backstage before the concert. Together they guitar-duet through ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, ‘Maybellene’, ‘Matchbox’ and ‘My Old Friend’ – a song Carl wrote for Paul when they recorded together on Montserrat. After joining a crowd of 42,000 to watch the concert, Carl Perkins stops a reporter later and tells him, ‘Get your notebook out, son, and write this down: you can tell anyone in the world that Carl Perkins has just witnessed absolutely the greatest show he has ever seen in his life. That boy just blows my mind.’
Geoff Baker, publicist
Club Sandwich, Summer 1993

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 Blair Cunningham on drums and percussion.

Paul McCartney – New World Tour programme (1993)

Soundcheck setlist

Concert setlist

New World Tour dates

Last updated: 24 January 2024
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