Paul McCartney live: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Paul McCartney performed at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London, England, on 18 December 2010.

It was the 32nd concert of the Up And Coming Tour, which lasted for 38 dates between March 2010 and June 2011.

McCartney praised fans for making the journey to attent the concert despite heavy snow in England’s capital.

Actually I’m glad you got here, in the warm from the snow. We were thinking there’d be about four of you in the audience!
Paul McCartney

The show was one of three pre-Christmas concerts in the UK for McCartney, and came the day after his intimate show at London’s 100 Club.

Prior to playing ‘Here Today’, McCartney commented that he couldn’t believe it was 30 years since the death of his former songwriting partner. He also joked that ‘All My Loving’ was “a new song”, and dedicated ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ to his late wife Linda and “all the lovers in the audience”.

A 24-piece children’s choir appeared onstage for the first encore song, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’.

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).

The HMV Hammersmith Apollo was formerly known as the Hammersmith Odeon. In December 1964 and January 1965 The Beatles played a total of 38 shows over 21 nights, in a season known as Another Beatles Christmas Show.

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

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