Paul McCartney live: O2 Academy, Liverpool

Paul McCartney performed at the O2 Academy in Liverpool, England, on 20 December 2010.

It was the 33rd concert of the Up And Coming Tour, which lasted for 38 dates between March 2010 and June 2011.

It was the last of three pre-Christmas concerts in the UK for McCartney, coming after his intimate show at London’s 100 Club and concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.

The setlist included some unexpected changes, beginning with ‘Honey Hush’ and including versions of ‘Lady Madonna‘ and ‘Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying’ – a Ray Charles song performed by The Beatles in their Hamburg days. There was, however, no ‘Live And Let Die’, ‘Here Today’, or ‘Wonderful Christmastime’, all songs he has been playing at recent shows.

McCartney was in good spirits, introducing ‘One After 909’ by saying “We wrote this one at Forthlin Road before we even started The Beatles”. At one point he joked “I’ll be playing Bootle town hall tomorrow.”

Here’s the performance of opening song ‘Honey Hush’:

McCartney also reportedly arranged for free tea, coffee and French fries to be distributed to fans as they left the venue.

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).

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

Concert setlist

Up And Coming Tour dates

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