The Paul McCartney Project

Rio de Janeiro • Saturday, April 21, 1990

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Country:
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City:
Rio de Janeiro
Location:
Maracana Stadium
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About

The Maracana Stadium in the 90s: that has to be a special show. We know all the stories — the rain, rain, rain, go away, come another washing day. [A hurricane struck Rio, flooding the stadium; the Brazilians said the show would have to be cancelled but Paul insisted ‘the rain will stop’. The weather forecasters said the driving rain would not stop. At 9.40 pm, as Paul prepared to lead the band on stage, the rain stopped.] And there’s me saying ‘Don’t worry, it’ll stop.’ Then it did, 10 minutes before the show — and all my crew have been praying to me ever since! There were 184,000 people in the audience, which set a new world record — although we suspect there were more because there were 5,000 people behind the stage, who couldn’t see anything except me getting changed. Which was worth the ticket for that. And, apparently, there were people doing rude things in the audience, which I still want to see the video of. All of that: the footballers getting mad at us for ruining their pitch. But a big record, which still stands. A great show — people say to me ‘Weren’t you nervous?’ But because we’d been on tour so long by then, we knew it although I must admit that Wix and Robbie did have two brandies before they went on to steady their nerves. But I can’t do that, because I forget the words if I have a drink. So I just have a smell of theirs. Magnificent, great show.

Paul McCartney, in the 2003 Back To The World tour book – talking about his favorite gigs
From paulmccartney.com – Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro – April 1990
From paulmccartney.com – Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro – April 1990

Last updated on August 12, 2019

Maracana Stadium

This was the 2nd concert played at Maracana Stadium.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 1990Apr 20thApr 21st

Setlist for the soundcheck

The setlist for this soundcheck is incomplete, or we have not be able to confirm in an accurate way that this was the setlist. If you have any clue, pls let us know and leave a comment.


1.

Long Jam Oh Yeah


2.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins

Album Available on Rio 1990


3.

C Moon

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


4.

The Grand Old Duke Of York

Written by Traditional

Album Available on Rio 1990


5.

Leaning On A Lamp-post

Written by Noel Gay

Album Available on Rio 1990


6.

We Got Married

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990

Setlist for the concert


1.

Figure Of Eight

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


2.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


3.

Got To Get You Into My Life

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


4.

Rough Ride

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


5.

Band On The Run

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


6.

We Got Married

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


7.

Let'Em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990



9.

The Fool On The Hill

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


10.


11.

Good Day Sunshine

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


12.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


13.

Medley


1.

Put It There

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


2.


14.

Things We Said Today

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


15.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


16.

This One

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990



18.

Back In The U.S.S.R.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


19.

I Saw Her Standing There

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


20.

Coming Up

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


21.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


22.

Ain't That A Shame

Written by Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew

Album Available on Rio 1990


23.

Live And Let Die

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


24.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


25.

Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


2.

P.S. Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990

Album Available on Birthday


3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


4.

Golden Slumbers

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


5.

Carry That Weight

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990


6.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Rio 1990



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