The Paul McCartney Project

Tokyo • Thursday, November 21, 2013

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the 1st Asian leg of the Out There Tour
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Country:
Japan
City:
Tokyo
Location:
Tokyo Dome
Attendance:
146,845 / 146,845 (for the 3 dates at Tokyo Dome)
Revenue:
$23,493,800 (for the 3 dates at Tokyo Dome)

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About

This was the third of three shows at the Tokyo Dome. This was also the last “Out There” show of 2013.

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

Wednesday 20th November:

There is no show today but we have an awesome evening as Paul threw a surprise birthday party for Nancy on the 24th floor of the hotel we are all in. It’s a private event so not fair of me to report on all the details but special surprises included a Queen tribute act called Gueen and a Beatles one called Parottsu (The Parotts). Gueen had us in stitches and Parottsu had us all up dancing and singing our hearts out. We couldn’t help but think how nerve-racking it must have been for them playing in front of Paul and equally what kind of memories it evoked for Paul. They got the thrill of their lifetime when we all screamed for Paul to join them and he did! He sang ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ with them. What a treat for everyone! Nancy’s birthday is a night we’ll be talking about for years to come.

Thursday 21st November:
Last concert – Tokyo show 3
The last couple of weeks have flown by. The last show of any tour always brings mixed emotions with it. Whilst people are looking forward to getting home we’ll all miss the shows and our second family away from home. It is safe to say we’ve all had an incredible time. At the venue the crew are all in high spirits and looking forward to another great night.

Paul arrives for the final soundcheck around 4:30pm. Even more fans are assembled outside now then on the previous concert days. He’s all smiles as he walks in the venue and greets crew members with friendly hugs and shares some banter about the previous nights party.

Meanwhile across the country in Fukuoka another first that involves Paul is taking place. Back at the wrestling some ‘NEW’ banners appear ahead of the day’s final bouts. The prize money that the fighters receive is based on the sponsorship of each bout and the banners of the sponsors are paraded around the dohyo (the ring) prior to the bout. This is the first time an international rock star has ever sponsored the sumo! This itself creates more front-page news the following day!

Back in Tokyo and word is out in the local Japanese media that the new Ambassador Caroline Kennedy is expected at the show tonight. Masa tells me that Paul’s visit is the story that keeps giving and all the press are chomping at the bit for any information about Paul and the Ambassador possibly meeting.

Sure enough she does come to the show and meets Paul minutes before he takes to the stage for the last time on this run.

The final show is another monumental occasion and the highlight came when Paul stepped on stage for his second encore. When he launched into ‘Yesterday’ every member of the crowd responded by waving a red glow stick in the air. It was a total surprise to Paul and he was clearly moved by the gesture. It was really quite a sight to behold, a sea of 50,000 glow sticks swaying in time to the closing songs. A beautiful parting gesture from Paul’s fans who had made the entire Japanese experience totally magical.

Then it was back to the hotel for a few drinks before we’d all be going our separate ways the following morning. The consensus amongst Paul, the band and the team was that this was their best trip to date to Japan and we’d all been blown away by the reaction to Paul wherever he’d been over the last few weeks.

Before Paul left for the night he went round the crew saying goodnight, goodbye and thanking us for our work. I think I can speak on behalf of the crew by saying that it is us that should say thank you (or domo arigato) to Paul for being part of such a mega experience and part of such a special team.

Stuart Bell
From paulmccartney.com – Outside the Tokyo Dome before the concert, Tokyo, 21st November 2013
From paulmccartney.com – Fans at the Tokyo Dome soundcheck, Tokyo, 21st November 2013
From paulmccartney.com – Paul on stage, Tokyo, 21st November 2013

Last updated on February 7, 2021

Tokyo Dome

This was the 17th concert played at Tokyo Dome.

A total of 25 concerts have been played there • 1990Mar 1stMar 2ndMar 3rdMar 5thMar 7thMar 9thMar 11thMar 13th1993Nov 12thNov 14thNov 15th2002Nov 11thNov 13thNov 14th2013Nov 18thNov 19thNov 21st2015Apr 23rdApr 25thApr 27th2017Apr 27thApr 29thApr 30th2018Oct 31stNov 1st

Setlist for the soundcheck




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Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013





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Setlist for the concert




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Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013



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15.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013


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New

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013



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29.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013



31.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013


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Encore


1.

Day Tripper

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013



3.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013


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Second Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013


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5.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Out There TOKYO 3rd Nov. 21, 2013

Album Available on Out There Japan Tour 2013



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