On 17 August 2009 Sir Paul McCartney performed at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
All tickets for the concert were sold out, and the show began around 50 minutes later than scheduled due to delays at the entrances.
To mark the event, the state of Oklahoma declared Monday Paul McCartney Day, announced by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry and Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor.
Paul McCartney is a genuine living legend, among the most successful recording artists in history of popular music, as his enormous contributions to music through The Beatles, Wings and his solo career have been justly celebrated worldwide.
Over five decades, Sir Paul McCartney has given us some of the greatest and most memorable pop music of all time. He is truly a living legend whose impact on music and popular culture is incalculable. Tulsa and the entire State of Oklahoma are honored by his visit.
For generations, from the Beatles to Wings to his solo career, Paul McCartney’s music has reached across time and space to touch us all. It is fitting that this icon in popular music celebrate with us as we mark the first year anniversary in the BOK Center, a venue that will entertain generations to come. We are honored to have Sir Paul McCartney in Tulsa, and glad to be the host on this special day.
The setlist was the same as McCartney’s previous show in Atlanta:
- ‘Drive My Car’
- ‘Only Mama Knows’
- ‘Flaming Pie’
- ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’
- ‘Let Me Roll It’
- ‘The Long And Winding Road’
- ‘My Love’
- ‘Here Today’
- ‘Dance Tonight’
- ‘Calico Skies’
- ‘Mrs Vandebilt’
- ‘Eleanor Rigby’
- ‘Sing The Changes’
- ‘Band On The Run’
- ‘Back In The USSR’
- ‘I’m Down’
- ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’
- ‘Paperback Writer’
- ‘A Day In The Life’/‘Give Peace A Chance’
- ‘Let It Be’
- ‘Live And Let Die’
- ‘Hey Jude’
Also on this day...
- 2010: Paul McCartney live: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End
- 1966: Live: Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston
- 1965: Live: Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
- 1964: Travel: London to San Francisco
- 1963: Live: Princess Theatre, Torquay
- 1963: Television: Summer Spin
- 1962: Live: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight – Ringo Starr’s first official show as a Beatle
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: The Beatles’ second day in Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.