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The concert in New Orleans was originally scheduled on June 19, but was postponed to this date due Paul’s illness. From paulmccartney.com, June 9, 2014:
“I’m sorry but it’s going to be a few more weeks before we get rocking in America again. I’m feeling great but taking my docs’ advice to take it easy for just a few more days. Look forward to seeing you all soon.” — Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney has confirmed that he will, however reluctantly, heed medical advice to rest up just a bit longer to fully recuperate from the virus that forced the postponement of his recent dates in Japan and Korea.
The ‘Out There’ world tour will now resume July 5 in Albany, NY, and the June 14-26 shows in Lubbock, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Nashville and Louisville have been rescheduled to October. Tickets for the original June dates will be honoured for the new dates detailed below.
From nola.com, October 12, 2014:
Five songs into Paul McCartney’s marathon at New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center on Saturday (Oct. 11), he hauled out an invaluable rock ‘n’ roll relic: The guitar he used on the Beatles’ recording of “Paperback Writer.” It was not encased in protective glass, or handled with white gloves. Instead, McCartney used it for its intended purpose: He played it. By the song’s conclusion, he had it up against an amplifier, howling with feedback.
For three hours, he treated his songs – a staggering 39 of them, spanning his 50-plus-year career – just like that guitar: Not as sacrosanct museum pieces, but as rock ‘n’ roll raw material meant to be manipulated and played, preferably by a band as lean and virile as his.
If anyone could rest on his laurels, it is Paul McCartney. He co-authored arguably the greatest catalog of late-20th century popular music. He is fabulously wealthy, yet consistently gracious and engaged. He has dealt with personal and professional trauma, yet maintained his dignity in public. And he is 72 years old.
Yet Sir Paul refuses to rest, on his laurels or elsewhere. He continues to globetrot, presiding over epics that might give that other rock ‘n’ roll marathoner, Bruce Springsteen, pause. (In addition to Saturday’s three-hour concert, McCartney also banged out an hour-long sound check that afternoon, which reportedly featured “Ram,” “Jet” and other songs he didn’t include in the “official” concert.) […]
He summoned a 14-year-old fan to the stage whose banner proclaimed that her father believed she was too young for a tattoo, but she’d love to have a hug from McCartney. He both agreed with her father and gave her a hug, along with an autograph on the copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s” she happened to have with her.
I’ve never tweeted during my break in Pauls set but. There us go. #NewOrleans I love youBrian Ray – from Twitter
Last updated on February 5, 2021
The Smoothie King Center
This was the 1st and only concert played at The Smoothie King Center.
Setlist for the soundcheck
The setlist for this soundcheck is incomplete, or we have not be able to confirm in an accurate way that this was the setlist. If you have any clue, pls let us know and leave a comment.
Setlist for the concert