PAUL McCARTNEY REUNITES VIRTUALLY WITH JOHN LENNON ONSTAGE

Paul McCartney is back on the road and kicked off his “Got Back” tour on April 28th in Spokane, Washington’s Spokane Arena. Although the setlist didn’t change significantly since his 2019 “Freshen Up” dates — the feature of McCartney duetting virtually with John Lennon on “I’ve Got A Feeling” using audio and footage from Peter Jackson‘s Get Back documentary seemed to be the ultimate crowd pleaser of the night.

McCartney kicked things off with “Can’t Buy Me Love” — marking the first time he’s ever utilized the 1964 Beatles chart-topper as the opening number and premiered just one tune from his 2020 Top Two McCartney III album, with “Woman And Wives” getting a run-through early in the first piano set.

After a 19-year absence, “Macca” played “Getting Better” and “You Never Give Me Your Money” — although this time out, McCartney and the band performed the full-band second portion of the tune in medley with “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window,” which had been in mothballs since 2005.

Notably, “Yesterday,” McCartney’s most popular composition has once again been dropped from the setlist.

During Paul McCartney’s last appearance on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he revealed that he reunites with John Lennon while unconscious: “I dream about him. When you’ve had a relationship like that for so long — it was such a deep relationship. I love it when people revisit you in your dreams. So, I have band dreams and they’re crazy. I’m often with John and just talking about doing something, and I come to get my Hofner bass, ready to play, and it’s covered in sticky tape. I had a lot of dreams about John and they’re always good.”

The former-Beatle told us that in many ways, the road feels just as much like a racing event as it does a rock show: “It’s a big operation these days. Y’know, there’s like 140 people put it together. So I think of it, like, Formula One, or something. You’ve got these amazing technicians who can change a tire in three seconds; can’t tune a guitar (laughs) — but. . . No, so you’ve got these great guys all working, and so, I think that’s very exciting. And, like, that’s my team, so I love that. And we get on very well, so it’s kind of good to go back to that.”

Paul McCartney’s Spokane Arena setlist on April 28th, 2022:

“Can’t Buy Me Love” – bass
“Junior’s Farm” – bass
“Letting Go” – bass
“Got To Get You Into My Life” – bass
“Come On To Me” – bass
“Let Me Roll It” – electric guitar
“Getting Better” – electric guitar
“Women And Wives” – piano
“My Valentine” – piano
“Nineteen Hundred And Eighty Five” – piano
“Maybe I’m Amazed” – piano
“I’ve Just Seen A Face” – acoustic guitar
“In Spite Of All The Danger” – acoustic guitar
“Love Me Do” – acoustic guitar
“Dance Tonight” – mandolin
“Blackbird” – acoustic guitar
“Here Today” – acoustic guitar
“Queenie Eye” – piano
“Lady Madonna” – piano
“Fuh You” – bass
“Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” – bass
“Something” – ukelele & acoustic guitar
“Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” – bass
“You Never Give Me Your Money/She Came in Through The Bathroom Window” – bass
“Get Back” – bass
“Band On The Run” – bass
“Let It Be” – piano
“Live And Let Die” – piano
“Hey Jude” – piano

ENCORE:

“I’ve Got A Feeling” – electric guitar
“Birthday” – bass
“Helter Skelter” – bass
“Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End” – piano & electric guitar

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