The Paul McCartney Project

Las Vegas • Friday, June 10, 2011

ConcertBy Paul McCartney (part of Up And Coming Tour)
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MGM Grand Garden Arena
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From Las Vegas Weekly, June 15, 2011:

With each passing year, Paul McCartney’s shows feel less like rock concerts and more like guided tours. Not that “Let Me Roll It” and “Helter Skelter” don’t rock anymore; they absolutely do. But these days it seems McCartney’s crowds are there mostly to whittle down bucket lists. Hear solo-acoustic “Yesterday”? Check. See ukulele tribute to George? Check. Chant “na na na nananana” to “Hey Jude” coda? Check. And who can blame them? McCartney turns 69 this month, and there’s no telling when the Greatest Living Beatle might fade from the road for good.

Friday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Macca appreciation circuit included a special stop, in the lower reaches of Section 117. There, flanked by two bodyguards, sat Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Olivia Harrison and George Martin—objects of near-constant shutter snapping for the better part of three hours. No longer were we simply watching Paul perform his greatest hits; we were watching Yoko watching Paul perform his greatest hits. Would she get misty during “Here Today,” the song Paul wrote in the wake of John’s 1980 murder? Would she sing along to John’s “Give Peace a Chance,” appended to the end of “A Day in the Life”? Would the sudden pyro explosions during “Live and Let Die” jolt her from her aquamarine stadium seat? (The answers, in order: Her dark sunglasses hid her reaction; yes, and she also flashed peace signs with both hands; and no, silly, it takes a lot more than TNT to scare Yoko Ono.)

For his part, McCartney looked healthy and appeared pleased to be in Las Vegas for his first public U.S. date this year, going so far as to carry a blue Nevada flag onstage for his encore. A corporate gig one night earlier in the same venue might have sapped some of his vocal strength, however, with Paul’s famously reliable voice coming up hoarse at points throughout the night. When he reached for a high note during “And I Love Her,” he came up completely empty.

Not that anyone seemed to care. The 33-song set featured well-chosen Beatles (“I’m Looking Through You,” “I’ve Got a Feeling”), Wings (“Mrs Vandebilt”) and solo (“Sing the Changes”) material, interspersed with stories from Paul’s singular musical journey. He even told one about the time he saw Jimi Hendrix play “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

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Paul McCartney performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Friday, June 10, 2011. Photo: Justin M. Bowen


Last updated on March 10, 2019

MGM Grand Garden Arena

This was the 6th concert played at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

A total of 7 concerts have been played there • 2002Apr 5thApr 6thOct 26th2005Nov 25thNov 26th2011Jun 10th2013Sep 21st

Setlist for the concert


1.

Magical Mystery Tour

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


2.

Junior's Farm

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


3.

All My Loving

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


4.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


5.


6.

Sing the Changes

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas



8.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix


9.

The Long and Winding Road

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas



11.

Let'Em In

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


12.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


13.

I'm Looking Through You

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


14.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


15.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


16.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


17.

Dance Tonight

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


18.


19.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


20.

Something

Written by George Harrison

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


21.


22.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


23.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


24.

I've Got a Feeling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


25.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas




28.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


29.


30.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


31.

Encore


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


2.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


32.

Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas


2.

Helter Skelter

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Viva Las Vegas



4.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney



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