Montevideo • Friday, April 18, 2014

RehearsalBy Paul McCartney • Part of the 2nd South American leg of the Out There Tour
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Estadio Centenario

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Paul McCartney arrived in Montevideo in the evening of April 17. On April 18, he did a rehearsal with his band.

From For Whom The Bell Tells, May 16, 2014:

On the day of Paul’s arrival in Uruguay, and in honour of his presence, four newborn lion cubs at Salto Zoo are named Paul, John, Ringo and George. This in itself became headline news on TV, online, radio and in the following day’s newspapers.

Paul rocked up to rehearsal on the evening before the first show, complete with helicopters in the sky above tracking his every move, and got straight to it. As he rehearsed in the Estadio Centenario I watched on social media how the track names he was performing were spreading all over the internet. There was particular excitement for the fact he played ‘On My Way To Work’ and ‘Appreciate’.

At the end of rehearsals we grabbed Paul to answer some questions recorded by Uruguayan football legend Luis Suarez. Luis had been eager to ask Paul some questions and the chat worked really well. When we released the video to the media later that evening there was a huge appetite for it. In Uruguay itself the breakfast news on the day of the show was dominated by the two Liverpool legends’ chat together.

Stuart Bell

Estadio Centenario

This was the 3rd concert played at Estadio Centenario.

A total of 4 concerts have been played there • 2012Apr 14thApr 15th2014Apr 18thApr 19th


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