Paul McCartney live: Estádio Beira Rio, Porto Alegre

Paul McCartney performed at the Estádio Beira Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on 7 November 2010.

It was the 26th concert of the Up And Coming Tour, which lasted for 38 dates between March 2010 and June 2011.

This show, McCartney’s first in Brazil since 1993, was seen by 66,000 fans. Prior to the venue opening, fans set up a makeshift camp on Wednesday night known as Paul McCartney Village.

The fans at the camp, some of whom dressed as their idol, passed the time by busking and listening to McCartney’s music. Stadium workers added portable toilets as the numbers grew.

A spokesman for McCartney said of the village: “It was an amazing site to see. People had been camping out for days just to ensure they could get the best position possible.”

The tour began on 28 March 2010 in Glendale, Arizona, and continued until August before McCartney and his band took a break. Other dates scheduled for November will take place in Buenos Aires in Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil.

I love South American audiences. I always think I have Latin blood because I connect so strongly with their love of music and their love of rhythm and their love of melody, so I always feel like I have a very big bond with South American people and Latin people in general. So yeah, I’m bonding, man!
Paul McCartney

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 Estádio Beira Rio on 13 October 2017 during the One On One Tour.

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

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Up And Coming Tour dates

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