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From For Whom The Bell Tells, January 11, 2019:
Wednesday, September 26 – Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg
Paul, along with his friends John, George and Ringo, caused mass hysteria in Winnipeg 1964 when, en route to LA their plane touched down to refuel at Winnipeg International Airport. The guys used that moment to hold an impromptu press conference at the foot of the steps to their Boeing 707. Thousands of screaming and weeping fans had descended on the airport to try to catch a glimpse of their idols in the flesh. Those fans who were unable to fit on to the observation deck clambered on to the airport roof, much to the annoyance of the authorities. Once the plane had refuelled and was airborne, the still ecstatic and rather hyperactive fans stormed on to the runway to kiss the ground where The Beatles had set foot! It took the police hours to restore order.
This is a moment the city hasn’t forgotten and Paul’s return is another major event in Winnipeg’s history. The city even made a ‘welcome’ video, featuring the most notable homegrown cultural figureheads from the world of sports, politics and entertainment for his arrival.
From ChrisD.ca, September 28, 2018:
Paul McCartney‘s brand of music easily transcends generations of fans, despite any preferred genre they may lay claim to. Nothing was more clear than that Friday night at Bell MTS Place.
Concert-goer Shannon McKinnon was happy to relive another McCartney show, just five years after last seeing the former Beatle in the city.
“Oh yes, when he was here in 2013,” she excitedly recalled while waiting in line at security.
“After the concert, my husband said it would be OK if Paul ever came back to go with a friend who didn’t mind having her arm pulled on for nearly three hours straight,” who this time came with her friend, Marie.
For more than three hours, the 76-year-old former member of The Beatles and Wingsbelted out song after song for thousands in the stands, both young and old.
McCartney, one of two surviving members of The Beatles, had four stops in Canada as part of his Freshen Up tour: Winnipeg, Edmonton, Montreal and Quebec City.
When he walked onto the stage at 8:17 p.m., the crowd erupted with cheers as he launched into A Hard Day’s Night followed by Hi, Hi, Hi and Can’t Buy Me Love.
Even when he digressed to play some of his newer music, featured on his album, Egypt Station, released just this month, the audience clapped with energy and enthusiasm, simply thrilled to have McCartney back in the ‘Peg. […]
When he came back out for an encore, he did so waving a large Canadian flag and to deliver a little more to the crowd of 13,700 by performing Yesterday, I Saw Her Standing There, Sgt. Pepper, Helter Skelter, Golden Slumbers and The End. Confetti canons capped off the concert as McCartney waved and said: “we hope to see you next time.”
Last updated on January 27, 2019
Bell MTS Place
This was the 1st and only concert played at Bell MTS Place.
Setlist for the soundcheck
Setlist for the concert