Paul McCartney Brings One On One Tour To Georgia

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - by Carmen O'Hagan

Sir Paul McCartney brought his One on One Tour to Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA on Thursday night for a sold-out crowd.

As soon as the former Beatle hit the stage the audience that was buzzing with chatter and finding their seats moments before suddenly stood mesmerized at the legend that stood before them. A mostly older crowd, as would be expected, still put off a lot of noise with constant cheering at anything he said.

McCartney took the time to stop between songs and read signs that fans had brought along in hopes of catching his eye. He also told a lot of stories – about playing in Russia, bumming cab rides from the Rolling Stones, and that one time Jimi Hendrix needed Eric Clapton to tune his guitar.

Speaking of Hendrix, he paid tribute to the late, great guitarist with a Foxy Lady rendition. McCartney took the lead guitar for himself and further exemplified his impressive musical diversity. He also played the ukulele in his tribute to George Harrison, and of course took to the piano at several points in his set including for his performance of "My Valentine" for his wife Nancy who was in the audience.

While most bands play about 20 songs, McCartney, who turned 75 last month, and his band played for nearly three hours running through 39 hits.

Highlights included the pyrotechnics during "Live and Let Die" and the stage rising into the air during his touching performance of "Blackbird."

Although he joked about how phones lit up the arena during Beatles songs like a galaxy and then went dark when they play new stuff, the crowd really did seem to love every second of it.

The setlist from the show:

A Hard Day’s Night

Save Us

Can’t Buy Me Love

Letting Go

Temporary Secretary

Let Me Roll It

I’ve Got a Feeling

My Valentine

Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five

Maybe I’m Amazed

We Can Work It Out

In Spite of All the Danger

You Won’t See Me

Love Me Do

And I Love Her

Blackbird

Here Today

Queenie Eye

New

The Fool on the Hill

Lady Madonna

FourFiveSeconds

Eleanor Rigby

I Wanna Be Your Man

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

Something

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

Yesterday

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Hi, Hi, Hi

Birthday

Golden Slumbers

Carry That Weight

The End



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