Thursday, July 10, 2014

Paul McCartney's Out There Tour

Out There is Paul McCartney's current tour (2013-2014) in which he continues to play a set list of predominantly Beatles songs.  It is sometimes listed as the "Out There! Tour."  The production elements include a "scissor platform," laser lights, new video graphics, and a stage floor with illuminated LED panels.  The tour has (and will) visit both old and new venues around the world.

The Out There Tour began in South America on May 4, 2013.  In May, 2013, McCartney played in Belo Horizonte, Goiania, and Fortaleza.  In May and June, 2013, McCartney played in North America at Orlando, Austin, Memphis, Tulsa, New York City, and Manchester.  In June, 2013 he played in Europe at Warsaw, Verona, and Vienna.  In July and August, 2013 he returned to North America to play in Ottawa, Boston, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Seattle, Quebec City, San Francisco, Winnipeg, and Regina.   In November, 2013, he played in Asia at Osaka, Fukuoka, and Tokyo.

In April, 2014, he played in South America at Montevideo, Santiago, Lima, and Quito.  Tour dates in May for South Korea and Japan were cancelled, as were North America dates in June, due to a viral infection that temporarily hospitalized the singer.  The June North America dates in the United States have been rescheduled to October.  The concert has resumed according to the following schedule running from July to October, 2014.  In these months, McCartney has played (or will play) in Albany, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Fargo, Lincoln, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Francisco, Lubbock, New Orleans, Dallas, Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville, Louisville, and Greensboro.

The basic set list includes the following songs (with no intermission).  Some substitutions have been made during the tour.

Eight Days a Week
Junior's Farm
All My Loving
Listen to What the Man Said
Let Me Roll It
Paperback Writer
My Valentine
Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-five
The Long and Winding Road
Maybe I'm Amazed
I've Just Seen a Face
On My Way to Work
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

Encore One
Day Tripper
Hi, Hi, Hi
Get Back

Encore Two
Helter Skelter
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End

Some songs added to the set list (substituting for others) have included the following:

Hope of Deliverance
Things We Said Today
I Saw Her Standing There
Mull of Kintyre
Long Tall Sally
Magical Mystery Tour
San Francisco Bay Blues

The tour has been wildly successful, and McCartney continues to use his backup band comprised of Rusty Anderson and Brian Ray (acoustic and electric guitars, bass), Abe Laboriel, Jr. (drums), and Wix Wickens (keyboards and percussion).  McCartney plays bass, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, organ, and ukulele.


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