- Las Vegas
- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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The occasion: Two nights after his acclaimed headline gig at Coachella, Paul McCartney rocked The Joint Sunday night, capping the opening weekend of the Hard Rock Hotel’s super-sonic $60 million venue that doubles the capacity of the same-named hall that closed in February. Sir Paul set a world record by selling out the house in seven seconds on Valentine’s Day. General admission tickets cost $195 to $700 (for suite seats) but fetched thousands from scalpers. It’s only love.
Macca the knife: McCartney, 66, remains a sharp and agile performer, his voice as supple, warm and elastic as ever. Trim in a black suit, white shirt and suspenders, he maintained a boyish energy and upbeat tone through the show’s briskly paced 2½-hour parade of 33 songs. While ably backed by longtime band mates Abel Laboriel Jr. on drums, Paul “Wix” Wickens on keyboards and Brian Ray and Rusty Anderson on guitars, McCartney was an eager heavy lifter. […]
Last updated on July 16, 2011
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
This was the 1st and only concert played at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Setlist for the concert