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From Le Soir, March 29, 2012 (translated from Frencyh):
Sir Paul McCartney delivered his now-famous three-hour concert between Wings and Beatles at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp on Wednesday. For the pleasure of all …
Three years ago, good old Paulo came close to our borders. We saw in Arnhem a show comparable in every way to what the ex-Beatle gave on Wednesday. Much like Dylan and his Never Ending Tour, we now have the impression that McCartney has found once and for all the magic formula for a show that does not hesitate to play the card of nostalgia. A show he can resume as is until death ensues.
In three hours and more than forty songs, he takes up with his faithful group everything that pleases his audience. There is the traditional title of Fireman, joined this time by “My Valentine”, taken from his last album and which he dedicates to his (new) wife Nancy. For the rest, it is Wings and Beatles who jostle without being shy.
And then there is this voice, unaltered, still so young. Our guy will be 70 years old on June 18, but nothing on stage confirms it. Few kids are known who can last three hours on stage without stopping singing and playing the piano, guitar or bass. Paulo, he’s doing this to us like nothing has happened. He’s barely sweating. So, of course, there are no more surprises, we know all the tricks, from “Blackbird” solo to the homage to John on “Give peace a chance”, from the explosion of “Live and let die” to “Hey Jude”. This time he simply preferred “Drive my car” to “Helter Skelter”. For the rest, we spent a rare moment in the company of some of the most beautiful songs of the twentieth century, with the person who created them. And that is not every day …
Last updated on November 7, 2020
This was the 1st and only concert played at Sportpaleis.
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert