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Re-scheduled from June 14
From Lubbockonline.com, October 5th:
It was worth the wait.
Sir Paul McCartney finally played Lubbock last week, more than three months after postponing his concert at United Supermarkets Arena due to a virus.
McCartney made up for the wait Thursday night with a performance that had numerous Lubbock residents posting on social media well after midnight that the show was the best concert they’d ever seen and probably ever will.
With the energy of a man who appeared to be much younger than McCartney’s 72 years, he performed 40 songs in a three-hour concert that included also taking time to chat with the audience about Lubbock’s Buddy Holly and tell personal stories relating to the Beatles and Holly.
His band’s cover of Buddy Holly and the Crickets’ “It’s So Easy” received one of the biggest crowd reactions on a night filled with approving roars from the packed arena. The song was also accompanied by a multimedia display of photos of Holly and the Crickets and ended with a photo of a Lubbock city limits sign. […]
Many of the Beatles songs still sound fresh as anything written today — which makes sense because the Beatles influenced almost every performer who followed them.
And Holly and the Crickets influenced them.
Lubbock was chosen originally as the kick-off location for the American leg of his “Out There” tour, a great honor for Holly’s hometown.
But that June 14 date and all the other June dates were rescheduled while McCartney recovered from a serious virus that hospitalized him in Japan.
The postponement caused some people to worry McCartney wouldn’t be coming at all. He allayed fears by scheduling a replacement date promptly.
He wasn’t going to miss the visit to Lubbock and made it clear from the stage Thursday night how excited he was to be in our city.
McCartney purchased the ownership of Holly’s song catalogue in 1976 and has been a fine steward of the songs of a musician he grew up idolizing.
Last updated on July 2, 2020
United Spirit Arena
This was the 1st and only concert played at United Spirit Arena.
Setlist for the concert