Sir Paul McCartney performed the final date of this leg of his On The Run tour at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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 concert was a complete sell-out, with 41,500 people in the audience. McCartney came on stage wearing a red jacket, which he joked was in tribute to the Cincinnati Reds baseball team: “Good evening, Cincinnati. Dig the jacket – home of the Reds!”
The On The Run tour comprised eight shows across North America. No future dates have been announced, and McCartney is expected to return to the United Kingdom.
A local married couple, Matt and Maggie Muldoon Silverstein, held up signs during the concert from their fifth row seats. His said: “Paul, sign my wife”, while hers said: “I’m the wife – sign me”.
McCartney read out their signs early in the concert, and during the encore brought the couple onto the stage. He signed Maggie’s shoulder and added the words “Let it be!”
After the concert, the Silversteins drove to a local tattoo parlour, and Maggie had the words permanently inked onto her shoulder. She had a previous tattoo, “Limitless undying love”, on her left side.
Here’s the full setlist:
- ‘Hello, Goodbye’
- ‘Junior’s Farm’
- ‘All My Loving’
- ‘Drive My Car’
- ‘Sing The Changes’
- ‘The Night Before’
- ‘Let Me Roll It’
- ‘Paperback Writer’
- ‘The Long And Winding Road’
- Nineteen Hundred And Eighty-Five
- ‘Let ’Em In’
- ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’
- ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’
- ‘I Will’
- ‘Here Today’
- ‘Dance Tonight’
- ‘Mrs Vandebilt’
- ‘Eleanor Rigby’
- ‘Band On The Run’
- ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’
- ‘Back In The USSR’
- ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’
- ‘A Day In The Life’/‘Give Peace A Chance’
- ‘Let It Be’
- ‘Live And Let Die’
- ‘Hey Jude’
Also on this day...
- 1969: Recording, mixing: Because, Something, Here Comes The Sun
- 1967: George Harrison watches Ravi Shankar at the Hollywood Bowl
- 1963: Live: Queen’s Theatre, Blackpool
- 1962: Live: Victoria Hall, Higher Bebington, Wirral
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1946: Maureen Cox is born
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It was a great concert and I hope to see Paul again.
hands down the best thing i have ever seen personally. a wonderful show with great songs, great sound and great visuals. i saw it with my son and now i also have a great memory to last a lifetime. thanks to paul, the most talented person that god ever created. and thanks to the rest of the beatles as well.