Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To John Lennon

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Paul McCartney took the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over the weekend and wowed the crowd with his performances, his tributes, and his anecdotes about the iconic people who have passed through his life.

The former Beatle played not just familiar songs, but some older numbers that have never been done on stage before, including “Eight Days A Week” and “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!”. For that song, he was backed by looping samples of calliope music that harkened back to the days when The Beatles were experimenting with their sound in trippy ways. The songs were done to pay touching tribute to John Lennon, as well as “Here Today”.

The 70-year old icon played a staggering 36-song set for an ecstatic crowd and is moving on through a hectic schedule for his “Out There” tour to Bonaroo. Here’s the setlist for Saturday’s show:


Eight Days a Week
Junior’s Farm
All My Loving
Listen to What the Man Said
Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady (instrumental)
Paperback Writer
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five
The Long and Winding Road
Maybe I’m Amazed
I’ve Just Seen a Face
We Can Work It Out
Another Day
And I Love Her
Here Today
Your Mother Should Know
Lady Madonna
All Together Now
Lovely Rita
Mrs. Vanderbilt
Eleanor Rigby
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite
Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da
Band on the Run
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Let It Be
Live and Let Die
Hey Jude


Day Tripper
Hi Hi Hi
Get Back

Encore 2:
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End

Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To John Lennon
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  • SLAL

    Saw Sir Paul in Memphis and between him and the audience, I’m not sure who was more tired. Outstanding performance and atmosphere. Sir Paul is a true entertainer and very loyal to his fans. Still rocking like he’s in his thirties.

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