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From paulmccartney.com, December 7, 2010:
Following a year of massive international-headline-grabbing sellout stadium shows, Paul announces he will bring 2010 to a close with two very special intimate and personal homecoming shows. Paul and his band are planning two spectacular nights of celebrating and rock n’ roll in London and Liverpool to end the year on a massive high just as they did with their only UK show of 2009 last December at London’s O2 Arena.
[…] The second concert will see Paul return to his roots as he travels home to Liverpool to play the 02 Academy for the first time in his unrivalled career. Paul’s last appearance in Liverpool was in June 2008 at Liverpool’s Anfield Stadium as part of the cities celebration for their year as European Capital of Culture.
Speaking about the forthcoming shows Paul said: “I always love playing to a home audience and for me it’s the perfect way to end the year. We’ve had great fun with the stadium shows this year and we’re looking forward to the more intimate vibe of these ones. Christmas is the perfect excuse for everyone to let their hair down and rock out. We are looking forward to celebrating with the good people of London and Liverpool.“
From Whom The Bell Tells, December 23, 2010:
For his last gig of the year, Macca returned to his hometown on Monday for his final intimate show… and what a show it was! The gig at Liverpool’s O2 Academy was the fastest ever selling show at the venue and fans who snapped up a ticket got an early Christmas present as Paul raced through nearly 30 of his greatest hits for the delighted audience, with the Liverpool Echo later saying If Sir Paul should take anything from tonight’s gig, it’s that his city loves him as much now as it ever did, and he undoubtedly feels the same.
There was some drama before the show when the band missed their train up to Liverpool due to the weather inflicted travel chaos, fortunately though they were able to get up there in time! At the same time Paul was taking a drive around his hometown, showing his family some of his old haunts.
After the show, to celebrate the momentous occasion in fact, some lucky concert goers were sent on their way with an extra special surprise as Paul handed out some chips and hot drinks for fans waiting in the freezing cold just to get a glimpse of their revered idol. How’s that for a night to remember?!Stuart Bell
Last updated on October 11, 2020
This was the 1st and only concert played at O2 Academy.
Setlist for the concert