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From paulmccartney.com, April 28, 2015:
PAUL McCARTNEY GETTING BACK ‘OUT THERE’ IN THE USA
TWO MORE DATE CONFIRMED
June 23 – Charlottesville, VA – John Paul Jones Arena
June 25 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
Following an incredible 2014 which saw Paul McCartney’s universally acclaimed ‘Out There’ tour play 32 shows in 30 cities throughout South, Central and North America, Paul has confirmed June 23 at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA and June 25 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC as the newest installments of the 2015 ‘Out There’ tour.
Paul’s date in Charlottesville marks the first time he has performed in the city. He previously appeared in Columbia in May 1993 on ‘The New World Tour’.
From Richmond Times Dispatch, June 23, 2015:
Minutes before Paul McCartney walked onstage Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, images and footage of The Beatles and a few of their peers scrolled over the stage screens, with a selection of Beatles covers providing a soundtrack. As members of the audience reveled in a shared history with those figures, anticipation built with the thought that Paul was actually in the building.
With his road-tested band, McCartney offered up a set that went deep into decades of tunes that included some well-received curve balls. After opening with “Eight Days A Week,” an impressive run through “Save Us” might have prompted some to later return to their copies of his 2013 album “New.” And the electro-kick of “Temporary Secretary” from 1980’s “McCartney II” was a welcome, out-of-nowhere delight. […]
Much of the second half of the show was devoted to his Beatles work, with practically every song sparking the crowd anew. Alternating between somber (“Hey Jude,” “Let It Be”) and scorching (“Back in the U.S.S.R.” and a show-stopping “Live and Let Die” that included bursting flames and flashing lasers), McCartney surprised the crowd with “Another Girl” from 1965’s “Help!” album in an encore that also included setlist peaks with “Yesterday” and “Helter Skelter.”
While the Charlottesville crowd had likely heard most of these songs countless times, watching them performed by an ever-youthful McCartney was another experience altogether.
Last updated on February 11, 2021
John Paul Jones Arena
This was the 1st and only concert played at John Paul Jones Arena.
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert