If earlier performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live served as the appetizer for Paul McCartney’s whirlwind trip through New York, tonight’s show at the Apollo Theater was the main course. Macca’s first-ever show at the legendary Harlem venue was broadcast live on numerous SiriusXM channels and didn’t disappoint.
[Confetti Canons at The End via @WilliamHermes]
The Hall of Fame rocker performed a truncated version of the typical set he’s been using on his Up and Coming Tour with a few notable exceptions. McCartney dusted off one of the first songs he wrote with John Lennon, One After 909, for only the second time since The Beatles’ rooftop concert at Apple Corps on January 30, 1969. One After 909 is a song The Beatles recorded in 1963 and 1969 and released on Let It Be. In a nod to the venue, which Paul described as “the holy grail”, Paul and his band tackled Marvin Gaye’s Hitch Hike. Other rarities included the recent soundcheck staple, Petrushka, and the holiday favorite Wonderful Christmastime.
Here’s tonight’s setlist…
December 13, 2010
New York, NY
Magical Mystery Tour, Jet, Drive My Car, All My Loving, One After 909, Let Me Roll It, Long and Winding Road, Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five, Maybe I’m Amazed, Blackbird, I’m Looking Through You, And I Love Her, Petrushka, Dance Tonight, Eleanor Rigby, Hitch Hike (multiple restarts), Band On The Run, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Back In The USSR, A Day In The Life > Give Peace A Chance, Let it Be, Hey Jude
Encore: Wonderful Christmastime, I Saw Her Standing There, Get Back,
Encore2: Yesterday, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) > Carry That Weight > The End
A few videos are starting to make the rounds…
Paul McCartney – Sgt. Peppers > Carry That Weight > The End