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From T Mobile Center, June 2, 2010:
Paul McCartney, arguably the most commercially successful performer and composer in popular music, will return to Kansas City when he brings his Up and Coming 2010 Tour to Sprint Center on Saturday, July 24. Keeping with his headline-making special concerts, the tour will feature the iconic star and his band in unique venues, places and locations; cities he’s never before played as well as familiar markets he’s not recently visited.
McCartney previously visited Kansas City 17 years ago during a sold-out performance at Arrowhead Stadium on May 13, 1993 and also performed at Kemper Arena on May 29, 1976 with his then band, Wings. […]
From Back to Rockville, July 25, 2010:
When tickets went on sale for Paul McCartney’s first show in Kansas City in more than 17 years, the ticket prices — as high as $250 — made even some hard-core Beatles fans mutter and stew. Saturday night during his show at the Sprint Center, McCartney took some of the sting out of that sticker shock with some impressive numbers of his own.
The show lasted about 12 minutes shy of three hours. The setlist comprised more than three dozen songs and touched many phases of his Beatles, Wings and solo careers. McCartney, who turned 68 in June, sang every one of those songs in a voice that started off strong and did not falter all night.
He left the stage only briefly before each encore. He also played an array of instruments — bass, guitar (lead and rhythm), ukulele, mandolin, piano — and acted like a cheerleader, master of ceremonies and earnest curator of the music that made him a legend.
Of the 15,000-plus who attended this show, most, I’m assuming, will put it down as one of their favorite shows ever, and not because they’re rationalizing the ticket price. It was one of those shows — certainly the year’s best, certainly among the best ever at the Sprint Center and probably among anyone’s shows of a lifetime. Expectations were high coming in; he exceeded them. […]
It wasn’t just the fail-proof pure-gold setlist, songs that carry so much sentiment and so many memories — including the dazzling performance of “Paperback Writer.” It was the energy coming off the stage, most of it from a guy who seemed to be getting as much joy and satisfaction out of the night as everyone else. His stamina was astounding. So was his ability to change gears, dramatically and seamlessly. Like going from the warm and honeyed version of “Yesterday” to the primal screaming of “Helter Skelter.” Or from “Let It Be” to “Live and Let Die” and then “Hey Jude,” which ignited the loudest sing-along of the night.
He ended the evening with the reprise version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — “we’re sorry but it’s time to go” — then “The End” from “Abbey Road,” which includes one of his most famous lyrics, the one about getting as much love out of life as you put into io it.
It was the perfect close to a show that will be enshrined by most who saw it and were stirred into a deep and warm sentimental state. In the end, maybe money can’t buy you love, but it can sure buy you three unforgettable hours of nostalgia and joy.
Last updated on November 24, 2020
Setlist for the soundcheck
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Setlist for the concert