The Paul McCartney Project

May 04, 2016 in Minneapolis

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Location:
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From StarTribune, May 5, 2016:

It’s been a tough, tragic year for fans of classic rock. David Bowie, the Eagles’ Glenn Frey and our own Prince left us unexpectedly.

Perhaps the perfect antidote for our grief is Paul McCartney, who opened a two-night stand on Wednesday at Target Center in Minneapolis. We needed someone to take a sad song and make it better, someone to sing silly love songs that we could sing along with, someone to assure us that it’s OK to long for yesterday when things changed suddenly.

Sir Paul could never replace John Lennon in his life. And we’ll never see Bowie, the Eagles or Prince onstage again. But witnessing McCartney, who turns 74 next month, delivering three-dozen songs in nearly three hours reminded us not only that we should press on but the music of our late heroes will live on and on.

All but five of the songs in McCartney’s set list belonged to yesterday, more specifically the last century, from 1958 (the Quarrymen) to 1982 to be exact. But they sounded more fresh than nostalgic because McCartney was in the moment, fully engaged, quite spirited and relishing the joy of making music.

That McCartney didn’t seem as buoyant Wednesday as he had at Target Field in 2014 didn’t really matter. That McCartney sounded like he had a cold — some of his high notes were so raw it seemed as if he’d swallowed Joe Cocker — didn’t matter much. It didn’t diminish his enthusiasm or the enjoyment of the 17,000 fans.

In his seventh appearance in the Twin Cities, Sir Paul certainly had a sense of place. After dedicating an instrumental version of “Foxy Lady” to “the late, great Jimi Hendrix,” McCartney announced that he was dedicating Wednesday’s concert to “the late, great Prince.”

He mentioned that he’d seen Prince in concert several times in London and had experienced Prince onstage in a small club on the most recent New Year’s Eve. “Minneapolis, Prince,” Sir Paul declared and paused. “Prince, Minneapolis. It goes together.” […]

From RollingStone, May 5, 2016:

Paul McCartney comforted Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis with a rousing cover of “Let’s Go Crazy” during the encore of his concert at the Target Center on Wednesday night.

Here’s to the man,” McCartney said after playing the Purple Rain track. “Loved that guy. Thank you Prince, for writing so many beautiful songs, so much music. And he’s your guy.

Prince, Minneapolis; Minneapolis, Prince. It goes together,” McCartney said onstage with Prince’s glowing purple glyph towering in the background.

From Twitter: Hometown tribute to Prince #OneOnOne
From Twitter: Hometown tribute to Prince #OneOnOne

Last updated on December 18, 2018

Target Center

This was the 1st concert played at Target Center.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 2016May 4thMay 5th

Setlist for the soundcheck


1.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins


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11.

Ram on

Written by Paul McCartney



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Setlist for the concert


1.

A Hard Day's Night

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


2.

Save Us

Written by Paul McCartney, Paul Epworth

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


3.

Can't Buy Me Love

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


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5.

Temporary Secretary

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


6.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix


7.

I've Got a Feeling

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


8.

My Valentine

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



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11.

Maybe I'm Amazed

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


12.

We Can Work It Out

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



14.

You Won't See Me

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


15.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


16.

And I Love Her

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


17.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


18.

Here Today

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


19.

Queenie Eye

Written by Paul McCartney, Paul Epworth

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


20.

New

Written by Paul McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


21.

The Fool on the Hill

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


22.

Lady Madonna

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



24.

Eleanor Rigby

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



26.

Something

Written by George Harrison

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


27.

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


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29.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


30.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



32.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


33.

Encore


1.

Yesterday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


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3.

Let's Go Crazy

Written by Prince

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


4.

Birthday

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


5.

Golden Slumbers

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


6.

Carry That Weight

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016


7.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney

Album Available on Minneapolis 2016



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