Paul McCartney live: Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan

The 70th concert of Paul McCartney’s Out There tour took place at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

This was the fifth and final Japanese show of this leg of the tour, following a concert in Osaka and three more at the Tokyo Dome.

The Beatles performed three shows at the Budokan, on 30 June, 1 and 2 July 1966.

McCartney’s setlist was remarkable for being the first ever live performance of the 50-year-old Beatles song ‘Another Girl’. It also saw a number of regular songs dropped from the set, including ‘The Long And Winding Road’, ‘Queenie Eye’, ‘All Together Now’, ‘Lovely Rita’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘Here Today’, ‘Something’, ‘Band On The Run’, ‘Day Tripper’, ‘Hi, Hi, Hi’ and ‘Helter Skelter’.

It was sensational and quite emotional remembering the first time and then experiencing this fantastic audience tonight. It was thrilling for us and we think it was probably the best show we did in Japan and it was great to be doing the Budokan 49 years later. It was crazy. We loved it.
Paul McCartney

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).

Previous Out There tour dates:

Last updated: 21 June 2022
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