The Paul McCartney Project

Pittsburgh • Wednesday, August 18, 2010

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the 2nd North American leg of the Up And Coming Tour
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Country:
USA
City:
Pittsburgh
Location:
CONSOL Energy Center
Attendance:
29,745 / 29,745 (for the 2 dates in Pittsburgh)
Revenue:
$4,804,207 (for the 2 dates in Pittsburgh)

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From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 19, 2010:

Along with being the cute Beatle and the ballad Beatle, Paul McCartney was always the jet-set Beatle. He liked to be where the action was and, all these years later, he still craves that big spotlight.

He opened the new Mets stadium last summer, he hits the big charity blowouts, and Wednesday night, he answered the call to christen the Consol Energy Center in a city he hadn’t played in 20 years.

At 8:23 (fashionably late), he took the stage, answering the future trivia question of what would be the first song played at Consol to a live audience. Sticking to the script of his current tour, it was “Venus and Mars/Rock Show” right into “Jet,” a fun show-setting blast from the most beloved of his Wings’ albums, “Band on the Run.”

Either it’s the vegetarian diet or there’s an aging painting of him in the attic, because, at 68, Sir Paul looks nothing like “a relic from a different age,” while having a remarkably youthful voice to match. He looks the same as he ever did in a black Beatles suit and he passed the rock ‘n’ roll shouter test quickly.

“We are the first people to play here — and you are the first people to watch us play here,” he said. “I think we look pretty cool.”

[…] As for the evening’s other star, the Consol passed its first test as a concert venue. As previously noted, it looks like a prettier Petersen Events Center on steroids and was able to accommodate the tour’s screens, which were massive.

The long wait for Mr. McCartney to take the stage wasn’t so bad as the arena was bathed in a soothing blue light — with no clashing orange seats!

Did it sound better than the dome? Hard to say. It seemed shinier but so did everything about the place. Plus, the crew for this former Beatle would have made it sparkle in an airplane hangar.

When the singer yelled “How’re the people in the back there?” they jumped up in a wave and seemed positively delighted.

Energy center indeed.

From TheBeatlesBible:

During the show he signed the shoulder of a fan, Alvita Akiboh. She had held up a sign saying “Please sign my blackbird tattoo” and was brought onto the stage before the final performance of Sgt Pepper (Reprise)/The End. Alvita had a tattoo made of the signature after the concert.

Last updated on November 25, 2020

CONSOL Energy Center

This was the 1st concert played at CONSOL Energy Center.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 2010Aug 18thAug 19th2014Jul 7th

Setlist for the soundcheck


1.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins



3.


4.



6.

Penny Lane

Written by Lennon - McCartney



8.


9.

Instrumental song




12.



14.


15.



17.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney



19.

Setlist for the concert


1.

Medley


1.

Venus and Mars

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Paul Wickens :
Orchestration
Brian Ray :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

2.

Rock show

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Paul Wickens :
Orchestration
Brian Ray :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar

2.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Paul Wickens :
Orchestration
Brian Ray :
Electric guitar

3.

All My Loving

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Bass guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Paul Wickens :
Electric guitar
Brian Ray :
Electric guitar



6.

Highway

Written by Paul McCartney


7.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix







13.

Two Of Us

Written by Lennon - McCartney


14.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney


15.


16.



18.


19.





23.



25.


26.

Medley




27.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney



29.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney


30.

Encore


1.


2.


3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney


31.

Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney


2.



4.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Paul McCartney :
Electric guitar
Rusty Anderson :
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
Paul Wickens :
Orchestration
Brian Ray :
Bass guitar, Electric guitar


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Joe Lawley 2 years ago

This show, of course was incredible. Tragically amazing setlist that other artists could only fantasize about having even 1/4 of the incredible songs that Paul and the band performed. It was a beautiful sunny day made better by Paul rolling down the window of his limo as he pulled into the venue to say hi and a few words to we lucky ones that were near the road. This show was also special as it was the the very first event at Consol, now PPG Paints arena in Pittsburgh, PA. This was a night that all those in attendance will never forget. Thank you Paul for so many wonderful memories and being such an important part of my life and countless others. God Bless you.


The PaulMcCartney Project 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing your memory, Joe !