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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Regina

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

Last updated on March 7, 2021


Details

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Regina
  • Location: Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field
  • Attendance: 38,750 / 38,750
  • Revenue: $4,553,590

Location

  • Location: Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field

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From paulmccartney.com, April 25, 2013:

Paul McCartney has confirmed that his all-new 2013 “Out There” tour will include a visit to Canada for three new shows — two out of three in cities Paul has never before played: On July 7, Paul will play his historic first ever show in Ottawa, at Scotiabank Place. On August 12, Paul will return to Winnipeg for the first time since his New World Tour in 1993, for one night only at Investors Group Field. Finally on August 14, Paul will make his debut in Regina, playing his first ever show in the Queen City at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.

People bring signs along and you’re looking at them while trying to remember the words, the chords, the tune. Your brain is telling you not to look but one half of the brain says, ‘Go ahead, take a look.’ Sometimes it is a little harder than it looks.

Paul McCartney

Backstage waiting for showtime in Regina. Hope it’s not too long before we’re out rocking again. Thanks to all who came to see us . . .

Paul Wickens – from Twitter

From CONCERT REVIEW: Paul McCartney | Regina Leader Post, August 14, 2013:

Paul McCartney may have got off on the wrong foot — taking the stage 50 minutes late will do that, even for a music legend — but he more than made up for it with a remarkable show Wednesday night at Mosaic Stadium.

With a sellout crowd of just over 40,000 anxiously awaiting the 8 p.m. start time, the show didn’t begin until 8:50 p.m. Although no official reason was given for the delay, it was speculated that additional time was necessary to get all the fans into the venue safely.

When McCartney did step onto the stage, it was with little fanfare — there was no big announcement as he just sauntered out with his band and began to play.

He kicked things off with the Beatles classic Eight Days A Week before setting the tempo for the evening by quickly working his way through Junior’s Farm, All My Loving and Listen To What The Man Said.

While the 71-year-old McCartney has spent the better part of the last 50 years touring the world, he wasn’t about to take Wednesday’s show for granted.

“These events are so cool I’ve got to take a minute to drink it in for myself,” he explained to the crowd.

From the reactions of the fans, the concert was also very cool for them. After all, how many times do you get to see a rock and roll legend pound out 37 songs in a two hour and 50 minute set? […]

After We Can Work It Out, McCartney explained there are some challenges an artist faces while performing before a live audience.

“People bring signs along and you’re looking at them while trying to remember the words, the chords, the tune,” said McCartney. “Your brain is telling you not to look but one half of the brain says, ‘Go ahead, take a look.’ Sometimes it is a little harder than it looks.”

One of the signs that caught McCartney’s eye read ‘Please Sign My Tattoo.’ He playfully asked, “Where is your tattoo?” before moving on to the next few signs. The tattoo sign must have made an impression on McCartney because during his second encore he welcomed the creator of the sign, a young woman from Regina named Chelsea, to join him on stage. After looking at her tattoo, which was located on Chelsea’s right wrist, McCartney grabbed a Sharpie and signed just below the tattoo. According to Chelsea, the signature will soon become her next tattoo. […]

From Regina woman gets permanent memory of McCartney show | CBC News, August 15, 2013:

A lot of Paul McCartney fans were left with lasting memories after seeing him perform in Regina on Wednesday. But Chelsi Gobeil only has to look at her wrist to remember the show for the rest of her life.

Gobeil found out all she needed was love and a big sign to catch Sir Paul’s attention.

“[McCartney] said, ‘There was a girl who had a sign earlier and I’m going to ask her what it was about,'” Gobeil said. “Then the guy’s like ‘OK, go’. So I just walked out and he says ‘Come here’ and gave me a hug.”

McCartney quickly caught wind of Gobeil’s tattoo, the Beatles lyric ‘Let it be’ on her wrist.

“Doesn’t it hurt getting a tattoo right there?” McCartney asked her onstage in front of more than 40,000 people.

“Not as much as I thought,” Gobeil responded.

“She’s tough,” McCartney said. “OK, let’s see if we can do this. You got a pen?”

This isn’t the first time Gobeil has tried to get McCartney’s attention. She said she’s carried a sign that says, ‘Please sign my tattoo’ to seven McCartney concerts

“He’s like, ‘We’re going to have to spoon to make it work,'” Gobeil said, laughing. “So he signed it and I immediately phoned my brother.”

Gobeil’s brother phoned their tattoo artist, Rick Biehler. Biehler said it was a no-brainer and opened up his shop at 12:30 a.m. CST.

From For Whom The Bell Tells, September 17, 2013:

[…] I saw a great news story about how Paul’s visit to Regina had a staggering effect on the local economy, with reports saying that economically speaking, Paul’s show was one of the biggest events Queen City has ever seen. It is estimated that around 50% of those that attended the show were from out of town, generating a massive tourism income for the area estimated to be around $9.4 million – not bad for a day’s work! […]

McCartney’s allure is that he’s a witty and charismatic entertainer. He’s more than just a singer or a songwriter — he’s also a comic and a storyteller. It’s almost impossible to pick out all the memorable moments of the show, just because there were so many of them. Some of my highlights: a wicked rendition of Band on the Run, watching the City of Regina Pipe Band joining McCartney during Mull of Kintyre and the rocking version of Live and Let Die with all its pyro and fireworks.’
Regina Leader

From One Sweet Dream Came True Today…Part Two | A Vintage Vision (wordpress.com)

From paulmccartney.com, September 11, 2013:

Last month, whilst getting ready to go on stage in Regina, Paul was caught on camera performing an impromptu version of ‘New’. This quickly turned into an acoustic performance when Paul was joined by the rest of his band for a run-through of the song.

It was totally impromptu. We hadn’t sung it since we recorded it months earlier. We simply joined in as we normally do before taking the stage with Paul, this time singing New without practicing it beforehand. I guess that’s what being a band for nearly 12 years does for you.

Brian Ray – interview for the Examiner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc6rQMksXXA&feature=emb_title

Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field

This was the 1st and only concert played at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field.

Highlights

Setlist for the soundcheck

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

  6. Second Encore

    1. Yesterday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2. The End

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

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