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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Prague

Concert • By Paul McCartney • Part of the European leg of the One On One Tour

Last updated on March 6, 2021


Details

  • Country: Czech Republic
  • City: Prague
  • Location: O2 Arena
  • Attendance: 17,881 / 17,881

Location

  • Location: O2 Arena

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From paulmccartney.com, March 29, 2016:

Czech Republic Date Of New Tour Confirmed

Thursday 16th June – O2 Arena, Prague

Paul McCartney has confirmed a brand new date for his ‘One On One’ tour in the Czech Republic this June.
 
As with the launch of every new Paul McCartney tour, ‘One On One’ promises to unveil a dazzling re-designed set, dozens of classics from the most beloved catalog in popular music, spanning Paul’s entire career – as a solo artist, member of Wings and of course as a Beatle — and no shortage of surprises.

‘One On One’ is set to hit Prague on 16th June as Paul returns to the city for his first appearance since 2004.

From Stuart Bell, Paul’s publicist, paulmccartney.com, August 4th, 2016:

“Are you here for the Paul McCartney show,” a fellow British hotel guest asks me as I’m running out to grab an early morning coffee and scour the newsstands for pre-show coverage, which has become my tour routine. “Yes”, I reply. “Same here” , says the man whom I estimate to be around 40. I’m not entirely sure if it was the McCartney t-shirt or the Wings badge on his jacket that gave it away but I had kinda guessed he might be heading to the show! “I hear he might be staying at this hotel,” he continues. “Wow,” I say, knowing full well Paul is elsewhere. “Have you seen the show before?” he probes. “Erm, yeah a few times,” I say (underplaying the fact I’ve seen the show hundreds of times but I don’t want to brag or outshine his gig-going achievements). “Me too”, my new friend continues, “but I’ve not seen this tour yet. I’m so excited.”  I make my excuses and continue on my mission for news and coffee.

So, on to show time. The 38-song set includes ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’, which as many will know, dates back to Paul’s earliest musical incarnation in The Quarrymen alongside John Lennon and George Harrison which has been rolled out for many of the dates on this tour. It was first recorded on one acetate copy in 1958, but was mothballed for decades until being revived for Paul’s 2004 tour and is now back on the setlist once again. As if Paul needs to endear himself to the crowd any more, he does so by speaking to the crowd in Czech (is there any language he won’t try? Whatever next, Norwegian?). As one paper puts it, “He has a sort of old school politeness and charm. You particularly engage with it as he speaks Czech”, while another declares: “His concert is an unforgettable experience for not just fans of The Beatles and everything Paul has done since, but for fans of music.”

Paul McCartney, O2 Arena, Praha, 16.6.2016 © Vojta Florian / musicserver.cz

O2 Arena

This was the 1st and only concert played at O2 Arena.

Setlist for the soundcheck

Setlist for the concert

  1. Medley

  2. Blackbird

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  3. New

    Written by Paul McCartney

  4. Let It Be

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  5. Hey Jude

    Written by Lennon - McCartney

  6. Encore

    1. Yesterday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    2. Birthday

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

    3. The End

      Written by Lennon - McCartney

See song statistics for “One On One Tour”

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