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Saturday, September 23, 2017


Concert • By Paul McCartney • Part of the 3rd North American leg of the One On One Tour

Last updated on March 21, 2021


  • Country: USA
  • City: Syracuse
  • Location: Carrier Dome
  • Attendance: 36,200 / 36,200
  • Revenue: $3,820,130


  • Location: Carrier Dome


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Line-up Discover Backing band 2001-2018

From syracuse.com, September 24, 2017:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Apart from Syracuse’s long-awaited visit from music royalty, concertgoers may remember Saturday, Sept. 23 as the night Paul McCartney almost burned down the Carrier Dome.

OK, that’s a little dramatic. But the singer’s pyrotechnic effects for “Live and Let Die” literally set aflame the steel bars atop the righthand side of the stage. The blaze only licked a couple feet upward, but that was high enough under the Teflon-coated dometop for fans to point and panic a little.

A Dome staffer scampered up the side-stage ladder to swat the fire into submission, showering the stage below with glowing sparks. Several first-responders quickly blasted the embers with fire extinguishers while McCartney happily played “Hey Jude.”

Oh, and the music sizzled too.

Two of the greatest songwriters of the last century visited Syracuse within the last few months: McCartney and Bob Dylan. This review won’t compare both shows. They’re purposefully different performers and people. But while McCartney, 75, is just one year younger than Dylan, he might as well be half his age.

And unlike the grumpy, detached Dylan, the playful, animated McCartney seemed sincerely happy to be in the Carrier Dome, which he knows from seeing “many basketball matches” there.

Those little touches meant a lot to this crowd. The fans knew they were seeing a living legend at the Dome, who didn’t need to care about Syracuse or personalize his set for anyone. But he did. He joked about his hometown of Liverpool (“Not the Liverpool here,” he smirked. “The other one.”) and read aloud from fans’ homemade signs.

[…] Syracuse waited 24 years for McCartney to finally play at the Carrier Dome, after canceling a scheduled show in 1993. Fans knew it would be a triumphant return, but they didn’t know he’d actually leave the Dome smoking. […]

Paul McCartney performs at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, Saturday September 23, 2017. Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.com

Carrier Dome

This was the 1st and only concert played at Carrier Dome.

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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