Wednesday, 7 April 2010

McCartney: Up and Coming Set Lists

The first leg of Paul McCartney's "Up and Coming" tour has now been and gone, and we are able to compare set lists. The first gig at the arena in Phoenix, Arizona on the 28th of March featured 36 songs (medleys are counted as one song in our summary). There were two world premieres: "Nineteen hundred and Eighty Five" from the Wings album "Band On The Run" (1973) and "I'm Looking Through You" from the Beatles album "Rubber Soul (1965). After the first gig, "Every Night" (from the McCartney album, 1970) was dropped, and the set list reduced to 35 songs. At Hollywood Bowl on the first night (30th of March), apart from the missing song, "Letting Go" (from the Wings album Venus and Mars, 1975) changed places in the set list, and was placed much earlier in the concert. So much for adjustments in the set list. The second concert at the Hollywood Bowl (31st of March) was so different that we can label it as an alternative set list. "Got to Get You Into My Life" was substituted by "Drive My Car."  "(I Want To) Come Home" was substituted by "Let 'Em In." "Two of Us" was substituted by "And I Love Her."  "I'm Looking Through You" was substituted by "I've Just Seen a Face." On the next concert, on the 3rd of April at the Sun Life Stadium Miami, they reverted back to the usual set list, and on the final concert at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico on April 5th, the alternative set list was used.

Set list 1:
1. Venus And Mars/Rock Show
2. Jet
3. All My Loving
4. Letting Go
5. Got To Get You Into My Life
6. Highway
7. Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady
8. The Long And Winding Road
9. Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five
10. (I Want To) Come Home
11. My Love
12. I'm Looking Through You
13. Two Of Us
14. Blackbird
15. Here Today
16. Dance Tonight
17. Mrs. Vanderbilt
18. Eleanor Rigby
19. Something
20. Sing The Changes
21. Band On The Run
22. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
23. Back In The USSR
24. I've Got A Feeling
25. Paperback Writer
26. A Day in The Life/Give Peace A Chance
27. Let It Be
28. Live And Let Die
29. Hey Jude
Encores 1:
30. Day Tripper
31. Lady Madonna
32. Get Back
Encores 2:
33. Yesterday
34. Helter Skelter
35. Sgt Pepper/The End

Set list 2 (alternative set list):
1.Venus And Mars/Rock Show
3.All My Loving
4.Letting Go
5.Drive My Car
7.Let Me Roll It/Foxy Lady
8.The Long and Winding Road
9.Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five
10.Let ‘Em In
11.My Love
12.I’ve Just Seen A Face
13.And I Love Her
15.Here Today
16.Dance Tonight
17.Mrs. Vandebilt
18.Eleanor Rigby
20.Sing The Changes
21.Band On The Run
22.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
23.Back In The U.S.S.R.
24.I’ve Got A Feeling
25.Paperback Writer
26.A Day In The Life/Give Peace A Chance
27.Let It Be
28.Live and Let Die
29.Hey Jude
Encores 1:
30.Day Tripper
31.Lady Madonna
32.Get Back
Encores 2:
34.Helter Skelter
35.Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)/The End

There is a rumoured extra concert scheduled for May 27th in Mexico City, Mexico. We'll be looking forward to see if it surfaces, and what the set list will look like.

1 comment:

aleman said...

it's official, Paul will come to México, ¡We´re so happy!