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Friday, July 19, 2013


Concert • By Paul McCartney • Part of the 2nd North American leg of the Out There Tour

Last updated on January 30, 2021


  • Country: USA
  • City: Seattle
  • Location: Safeco Field
  • Attendance: 45,229 / 45,229
  • Revenue: $4,525,200


  • Location: Safeco Field


Band members

Line-up Discover Backing band 2001-2018

Some songs from this concert appear on:

From paulmccartney.com, April 8, 2013:

On July 19, Paul will play a historic first ever major concert event at Seattle’s Safeco Field, his first Seattle play since 2005’s ‘US’ Tour.

From Rolling Stones, July 22, 2013:

Paul McCartney made rock history on Friday night when he brought out Nirvana’s surviving members during the encore of his show at Seattle’s Safeco Field. It was only the second time that drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic (plus touring guitarist Pat Smear) have performed together in Nirvana’s hometown since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994, and the first time they’ve played there in more than 15 years.

“We hatched that plan a couple of weeks ago,” McCartney tells Rolling Stone. “Dave was going to come up to Seattle with his family, and I said to him, ‘Do you think there’s any chance the guys would fancy [a reunion]?’ He said, ‘Well, let me ask.’ And they fancied it. So we thought, ‘Let’s go and flip ’em out.'”

The Nirvana bandmates backed McCartney on “Cut Me Some Slack” – the original song they recorded for Grohl’s Sound City documentary last year – as well as joining McCartney’s band on a handful of Beatles classics, including “Get Back,” Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally,” “Helter Skelter” and “The End.” […]

When you’re playing with guys like that, you realize that they’ve been to the heights of fame, so they’re used to it they’re not gonna freak. And they’re hell of musicians, so we learned everything really quickly. That’s what’s great about playing with guys like that.

Paul McCartney – From Ultimate Guitar, July 24, 2013

Time to suit up for showtime here in #seattle and get #outthere with all you music freaks! B

Brian Ray – from Twitter

Wow Seattle!!!! ’twas fun playing guitar with Dave, Pat & Krist!!! Surreal!!! #longtallsally : ) >

Abe Laboriel Jr. – from Twitter

There have been many “firsts” in 24 years with Paul, but Long Tall Sally tonight in Seattle was a big one. #bucketlist

Paul Wickens – from Twitter

Just had what can only be described as an Epic night in Seattle w Macca and surviving Nirvana boys #Sirvana thank you, WA!

Brian Ray – from Twitter

Seattle That was truly one for the books! #Sirvana rules~ Thanks to everyone #OutThere who came to rock out with us~ B

Brian Ray – from Twitter
From paulmccartney.com – Pat Smear, Dave Grohl, Brian, Paul, Rusty and Krist Novoselic, Safeco Field, Seattle, 19th July 2013
From paulmccartney.com – Rusty, Dave Grohl, Paul, Pat Smear and Brian, Safeco Field, Seattle, 19th July 2013
From paulmccartney.com Dave Grohl and Paul sharing the mic, Safeco Field, Seattle, 19th July 2013

Safeco Field

This was the 1st and only concert played at Safeco Field.


Setlist for the soundcheck

  1. Cut Me Some Slack

    Written by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear

    Rehearsed after the soundcheck, with Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear

Setlist for the concert

  1. Medley

  2. Blackbird

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  3. Let It Be

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  4. Hey Jude

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  5. Encore

    1. Get Back

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

      Performed by : Dave GrohlKrist NovoselicPat Smear

  6. Second Encore

    1. Yesterday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2. Helter Skelter

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

      Performed by : Dave GrohlKrist NovoselicPat Smear

    3. The End

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

      Performed by : Dave GrohlKrist NovoselicPat Smear

See song statistics for “Out There Tour”

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