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This was the first concert of the new US leg of the “On The Run” tour.
Good evening, St. Louie. It’s good to be back. I’m getting the feeling it’s gonna be some kind of a good time tonight.Paul McCartney
From REVIEW: Paul McCartney Rocks Scottrade Center – insidestl.com, November 12, 2012:
“Is it St. Louie or St. Louis???”
Those were the words uttered by rock legend Sir Paul McCartney as he brought his ‘On The Run’ World Tour to St. Louis as a kick off for an abbreviated 5-date North American leg. Though it was a cold and rainy night outside the arena, flocks of rabid fans came from far and wide and packed into Scottrade Center to worship at the altar of Paul. The long sold out engagement was the first show for McCartney in St. Louis in nearly a decade and the 70 year old rock icon most certainly did not disappoint.
[…] As the set reached the middle, Paul said “This is the bit in show where they leave me all alone with you. I think I can handle it.” And handle it he did with a simple solo version of ‘Blackbird’ with a full moon projected behind on the LCD screens in one of the best moments of the night which was greeted by the crowd with an extended standing ovation and crazy cheering. So much so that you could feel the love dripping from the rafters. After the song, Paul told a cool story about people coming up to him through the years and saying that ‘Blackbird’ is the song they learned to play the guitar on. […]
Not soon after, Sir Paul returned to his congregation one final time to finish it off right. A perfect mix of Beatle classics including ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Helter Skelter’ finished the show in near perfection. It appears that the 50 years olds dancing in attendance won’t be the only one reaching for the Ben-Gay this morning as Sir Paul took a bit of a spill heading from the piano to center stage during the second encore however nothing could dampen the spirits on this night. Paul quickly got up, dusted himself off and played a perfect medley of ‘Golden Slumbers’ /’Carry That Weight’ /’The End’ to close the show.
All in all, I truly felt privileged to be able to watch a living legend perform his craft last evening in St. Louis. Sir Paul brought out everything you would expect and more for what will surely be one of the best concerts of 2012 in our fair city. St. Louie….or St. Louis, you can call it whatever you would like Sir Paul, just make sure you call again someday soon.
Last updated on February 7, 2021
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert