The Paul McCartney Project

Fukuoka • Friday, November 15, 2013

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the 1st Asian leg of the Out There Tour
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Country:
Japan
City:
Fukuoka
Location:
Fukuoka Dome
Attendance:
34,525 / 34,525
Revenue:
$5,593,970

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From For Whom The Bell Tells, December 4, 2013:

Wednesday 13th November:

No show today. Time to catch up on some other bits and pieces. You will have seen by now that Paul wrote a letter to Vladimir Putin about the Greenpeace protestors back in early October and Greenpeace were keen to publish it. Putin didn’t respond even though the Russian ambassador in London did send a holding note back. We had made plans to release the letter the following day – so you will have by now seen all the widespread coverage on this.

As the day progresses I start getting calls about Paul’s plans in Fukuoka. It appears word is out there that he might be going to watch the sumo wrestling tomorrow. Apparently all the wrestlers want to meet him along with the head of the organisation.

I leave my room to get some air and have a walk around the block. The first thing I nearly walk into is a Big Issue seller outside the hotel. Who is on the cover? Yep you’ve guessed it – I buy some copies for my files.

In the evening Paul has very kindly invited us out for a lovely Chinese dinner. We have a brilliant evening and Paul, looking very dapper in a sharp suit, is on top form, telling us some amazing stories. He talked about cover versions of his songs and the ones he really rated from Joe Cocker and Marvin Gaye to Guns N’ Roses. Paul told us that when Guns N’ Roses did ‘Live and Let Die’ his kids used to tell their mates at school that their dad wrote it but they didn’t believe them! He also gave us an amazing revelation and, I don’t want to give away the full details, but recently he discovered at home a drawing he did of the concept of one of The Beatles albums – the drawing was used as the basis of the artwork. Charlie (Paul’s videographer) says to me we’ve got to pinch ourselves to check we are awake. I agree. We all go to bed very happy.

Thursday 14th November:
Travel to Fukuoka – Bullet Train

As I update my diary on Thursday night I note that this will be a day I will never forget, regular readers will know I’ve had a few of these over the years! A total experience start to finish. Today it feels like we really get out of the touring bubble to get a genuine Japanese experience.

The day starts at the train station in Osaka. We are here along with Paul and Nancy to jump on the bullet train to Fukuoka. My son is obsessed with bullet trains and has been talking about little else at home so I feel extra excited about the journey. The experience didn’t disappoint. It was great thundering through the Japanese countryside seeing beautiful green landscapes, modern looking skylines, old cities and huge Orwellian looking industrial areas.

On the train Paul happily chats and signs autographs for passengers who can’t believe that they are on the same train.

At around 3:20pm the train reached our destination, Fukuoka. Word was out that Paul would be arriving. The train station was packed with fans and media. Paul had to complete a three-minute walk with people coming at him from all angles. It was crazy. Mark, Ady and Mike (the security team) had their work cut out but got Paul and Nancy safely to the waiting cars.

Next stop was Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center to watch champion Hakuho wrestle. This was Paul’s second sumo experience having attended the 1993 Fukuoka meet. At the end of the session after watching Hakuho’s victory Paul got on his feet to leave. The audience had been very respectful but at this point they got to their feet too and chants of ‘Paul, Paul’ rang round the venue. Paul posed with some fans and shook some hands on the way out.

Getting out of the venue was chaos too. Although this was meant to be a low key trip, fans clutching albums hoping to get an autograph indicated that someone had let the cat out of the bag ahead of Paul’s visit.

It was a great way to spend the afternoon and actually really addictive. Talking to Paul afterwards he cleared up a lot of questions I had about it – he really knows his sumo! He said he spent some time watching on TV some years ago and ended up getting hooked on it.

The following morning Nishi Nippon newspaper reported, ‘The chorus of cheers and applause that greeted him as he arrived at the venue reveal his enduring popularity, and he smiled and waved back at the loud cries of ‘Paul’ that followed him as he left.’

Friday 15th November:
Fukuoka show

The third show day arrived. Another outrageously huge dome, the Fukuoka Yafuoku Dome, home to the Softbank Hawks Baseball team. The venue capacity is 40,000 but it looks much bigger. Paul played here in 1993. That night he opened with ‘Drive My Car’ and played 32 songs. Tonight he opened with ‘Eight Days A Week’ and played 37 songs, only 11 in common from his last trip here.

Ahead of the show Paul takes another Japanese language lesson as he wants to learn local phrases and makes sure he gets the accent right. It pays off. When he hits the stage and welcomes the audience they respond with equal enthusiasm.

Stuart Bell

Last updated on November 14, 2020

Fukuoka Dome

This was the 3rd concert played at Fukuoka Dome.

A total of 3 concerts have been played there • 1993Nov 18thNov 19th2013Nov 15th

Setlist for the soundcheck


1.

Honey Don't

Written by Carl Perkins

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


2.

Blue Suede Shoes

Written by Carl Perkins

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


3.

Jet

Written by Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


4.

Drive My Car

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


5.



7.


8.

Things We Said Today

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


9.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013



11.


12.


13.

New

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


14.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Setlist for the concert


1.

Eight Days A Week

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


2.

Save Us

Written by Paul McCartney, Paul Epworth

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


3.

All My Loving

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013



5.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


6.

Paperback Writer

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


7.

My Valentine

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013



9.


10.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


11.

I've Just Seen A Face

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


12.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


13.


14.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


15.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


16.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


17.

New

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


18.


19.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


20.

All Together Now

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


21.

Lovely Rita

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


22.


23.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013



25.

Something

Written by George Harrison

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


26.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013



28.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


29.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013



31.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


32.

Encore


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


2.


3.


33.

Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


2.

Helter Skelter

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013


3.

Golden Slumbers

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


4.

Carry That Weight

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013


5.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Fukuoka - Nov. 15, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013



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