Paul McCartney live: Bell Centre, Montreal

Paul McCartney performed at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, on 26 July 2011.

It was the fourth show of the On The Run Tour, which lasted for 37 dates between July 2011 and November 2012, and the first of two consecutive nights in Montreal.

The concert was scheduled to begin at 8pm but began 35 minutes late. The band played two Beatles songs not previously performed during the On The Run tour – ‘Birthday’ and ‘Michelle’. ‘Birthday’ was a tribute to Mick Jagger, whose 68th birthday it was.

McCartney began the set with ‘Hello, Goodbye’.

After the first encore a Japanese fan was invited onto the stage. McCartney asked her name and was told “Yoko”, much to his amusement and the delight of 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 had previously performed at the Bell Centre on 12 August 2010 during the Up And Coming Tour. He returned there on 20 September 2018 for the Freshen Up Tour.

Paul McCartney – On The Run Tour 2011-2012

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