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From For Whom The Bell Tells, August 7, 2015:
The final European ‘Out There’ show on Paul’s current run is now upon us (it’s also the 85th ‘Out There’ show to date and the 21st of 2015, for all the stat lovers). It’s almost four years since Paul last rocked out in Stockholm. He last called in during his ‘On The Run’ tour when he played 37 songs; tonight he pushing it even further with 40 songs in the setlist. We are at the relatively new Tele2 Arena, which should really be called the Tele2 Stadium. It’s BIG. It’s a football stadium with a retractable roof and for tonight the roof is shut giving the stadium a more intimate feeling, despite the vast size.
Prior to his arrival for this show, Paul spoke about his memories of the country, recalling: “It was very special when we first arrived in Sweden with The Beatles. We hadn’t travelled abroad that much so it was very exciting. When I think of Sweden one particular image always comes to mind; it is seared in my memory. We all have pink shirts on and roses in our hands. It’s a cool image. I love Stockholm, and Sweden is a beautiful country”.
Shortly before 5pm Paul lands at Bromma airport before making his way to meet us at the arena for soundcheck.
The Swedish press has already provided fairly extensive coverage of Paul’s performance at Roskilde and Sweden’s biggest paper Aftonbladet notes after this concert:
“Hats off, again. When Paul McCartney’s show is moving from the drunken festival crowd at Roskilde to a more sober indoor crowd in Stockholm, it was just as brilliant.”
Sweden sees an unusual first for McCartney during the show. As Paul stops to read the many signs in the audience before performing ‘And I Love Her’, one stands out and particularly captures his attention. There is a massive poster of two sheep with “Paul – can you name my sheep” written on it! Well Paul – a man who, let’s not forget, named one of his albums RAM – was happy to oblige and after ruminating, he declared from the stage that their names would be George and Ringo! And with that we round off the run of European dates – good-baa. Erm, I mean goodbye.Stuart Bell
Last updated on February 21, 2021
This was the 1st and only concert played at Tele2 Arena.
Setlist for the concert