Paul McCartney live: Bell Centre, Montreal

Paul McCartney performed at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, on 12 August 2010.

It was the 21st concert of the Up And Coming Tour, which lasted for 38 dates between March 2010 and June 2011. This show was seen by 16,993 fans.

During the show he performed The Beatles’ 1965 song ‘Michelle’ for the first time on the tour.

After performing ‘Blackbird’, McCartney told the crowd how he tried not to read the signs held by audience members while performing, but sometimes they were hard to miss. He acknowledged one, which read: “Paul will you autograph my arm? I have an appointment with a tattoo parlour.”

Later in the show, following a performance of ‘Yesterday’ in the second encore, the fan holding the sign was brought onto the stage to have her arm signed. McCartney told the crowd: “Well, she already made the appointment, so you know…” He asked if her parents were happy for her to have the tattoo before signing her arm, giving her a hug and kiss, and sending her back to the crowd.

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).

McCartney returned to the Bell Centre on 26 and 27 July 2011 for the On The Run Tour, and 20 September 2018 for the Freshen Up Tour.

Paul McCartney – Up And Coming Tour (2010-2011)

Concert setlist

Up And Coming Tour dates

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