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From paulmccartney.com, March 21, 2012:
Nearly two years to the day after setting the record for the fastest-selling show in the country’s history, Paul McCartney will return to Mexico for his current On The Run tour’s first date in the territory: Tuesday 8th May at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
The Mexico City date will be Paul’s first visit to Mexico since his Up And Coming Tour in 2010. It was the first of that tour’s two shows at Mexico City’s Foro Sol Stadium on the 27th May 2010 that shattered records, as 60,000 tickets were snapped up in within mere minutes of going on sale. Sources at Ticketmaster Mexico speculated that tickets could have gone even more quickly had technology been able to keep up with the overwhelming demand. A second show was added on 28th May 2010 and both shows instantly became the stuff of local legend, along with Paul’s 2002 three-night stand at the Palacio de los Deportes and his first visit on 1993’s New World Tour, and deservedly so. It’s unlikely that Mexico will ever experience such enthusiastic singalongs and impressive synchronized cigarette lighter work again–that is, until Paul returns in May!
From For Whom The Bell Tells, June 1, 2012:
[…] Paul played a show at the Azteca Stadium (home of the 1986 ‘Hand of God’ incident’.) During the set the crowd did something truly unique. They pulled out their lighters and started clicking them in time. The result was breathtaking. ‘It’s amazing. We first saw it a few years ago when we toured here and did the song ‘Every Night’. You could actually hear the flints because there were so many of them. Everyone was doing it in perfect time. It’s unique to Mexican audiences and it’s very special’.
Last updated on November 7, 2020
This was the 1st and only concert played at Stade Azteca.
Setlist for the soundcheck
"Mexico City" (improvisation)
Setlist for the concert