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From paulmccartney.com, October 22, 2014:
Paul McCartney is bringing his ‘Out There’ tour back to Brazil next month (November). Paul has already announced huge concerts in Vitória, Brasilia and São Paulo and today he celebrates his return by announcing an extra special additional show in Rio de Janeiro, his most intimate show in Brazil to date. On Wednesday 12th November Paul will play his first Brazilian indoor concert at Rio’s HSBC Arena. This new date will be Paul’s first show in Rio since 2011.
From For Whom The Bell Tells, January 6, 2015:
[…] Certainly, we all realised it was going to take something pretty unique to top Vitória as we made our way to Rio the next day for Paul’s first ever indoor date in Brazil. Held at the HSBC Arena, the show was described by the press as a one-off “intimate” concert, yet it was still watched by an audience of 16,000. So, not exactly a cramped club night…!
Tickets were like gold dust and it seemed like all of Rio turned out in the hope of getting into the show. The traffic around the venue was duly horrendous with some of the team taking four hours to arrive and even Paul himself taking an hour with a police escort! Luckily, he made it in one piece for his latest show start ever – finally taking to the stage at 10.30pm for a three hour performance where I even spotted dancing nuns in the crowd rocking out. I’ll never listen to ‘Lady Madonna’ in quite the same way!
Despite the late finish, Paul jetted straight back to New York after the show to be with his daughter Stella, who was honoured the following day with a Women’s Leadership Award. There was no way Paul would miss such a huge event, but sadly it did mean he missed seeing a fan appear on the biggest breakfast show in Brazil the morning after the show to get his autograph tattooed on her shoulder live on TV!
As Paul moved from New York to London, I relived the phenomenal show in Rio through the reviews that started flooding in from overawed journalists who had attended the show. Estadão noted that as “soon as the images of the former Beatle appeared on the screen before the show, the fans went into delirium,” while O Dia summed up the show perfectly by calling it simply “sublime”.Stuart Bell
Last updated on February 6, 2021
This was the 1st and only concert played at HSBC Arena.
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert