Paul McCartney live: Rexall Place, Edmonton

Paul McCartney performed at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Canada, on 29 November 2011.

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

Edmonton was in a celebratory mood ahead of the shows, with mayor Stephen Mandel officially proclaiming 26-30 November as Paul McCartney Week.

Part of 102A Avenue running through Churchill Square renamed Abbey Road for the week. Silhouettes of The Beatles’ famous crossing on the 1969 album cover were positioned on the road between City Hall and the Three Bananas Cafe.

A free screening of The Beatles’ 1964 film A Hard Day’s Night took place at City Hall, while on Churchill Square the party atmosphere continued with local improv performers dressed as the Queen, royal guards and British policemen.

The setlist contained two unusual songs: ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ and ‘Mull Of Kintyre’, both in the encore sections. For ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ the band was joined by North Pointe Children’s Choir, while the Edmonton Police Pipe Band made an appearance for ‘Mull Of Kintyre’.

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 – On The Run Tour 2011-2012

Concert setlist

On The Run Tour dates

Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Latest Comments

  1. Roxanne Oligny Monday 29 November 2021

Leave a Reply