Syracuse • Saturday, June 4, 2022

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the Got Back Tour
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Carrier Dome

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This was the twelfth date of the “Got Back” tour.

From, June 22, 2022:

The Syracuse GOT BACK experience in a word? 

Syracuse went straight to 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 from the get go. Exhibit A: the mob of superfans gathered early at the backstage barricade of the JMA Wireless Dome as a de facto welcoming committee for Paul’s return to the Salt City with a cappella choruses of ‘Hey Jude’, erupting into full-on Beatles Scream-ing at first glance of Paul’s approaching motorcade — the racket this lot kicked up at 3:30-ish certainly foreshadowed an extra-energetic crowd come showtime.  
And if anything, the roar that greeted Paul as he walked on stage for the second time ever at the newly rechristened JMA Dome — formerly known (until very recently) as the Carrier Dome and informally known (very appropriately) as the Loud House — exceeded expectations. One would think a reaction this frenzied was celebrating the end of the decades-long wait that led up to Paul’s 2017 concert at the largest domed stadium in the Northeastern U.S. (and of any college campus). But no, it would seem Paul’s visit to Syracuse five years prior had quite the opposite effect, stoking the flames of demand for a next dose of Macca magic. And the fire pun is intentional: the 2017 One On One tour appearance that inspired the headline “Paul McCartney blazes through lifetime of music, sets Carrier Dome on fire” featured a version of ‘Live And Let Die’ that ended with a few steel beams illuminated by actual flames — the errant embers snuffed out by vigilant crew members well before ‘Hey Jude’ had shifted into full glorious singalong mode. 

Speaking of singalongs… The tailgaters passed that baton to those witnessing a soundcheck featuring ‘Jet’, ‘Women and Wives’ and ‘Ram On’ (to name but a few), maintaining and elevating the intensity levels throughout the late afternoon / early evening—until those levels virtually exploded off the meters with the opening notes of the main event.  The capacity crowd filling the Dome lived up to the promise of those earlier contingents, starting out on a loud and proud note from a frenetic opening ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ and not letting up for a fraction of a second — or of a decibel for that matter — until the closing strains of ‘The End’.  
For some three dozen or so numbers that kept those 35,000 or so voices raised in love and song, Paul treated his only upstate New York audience of the GOT BACK jaunt to a lifetime of memories both relived and newly formed — yet another once in a lifetime tour de force marathon trek through music’s most beloved songbook. The uniformly ecstatic crowd reaction was somehow never disrespectful, with the story of that 1958 Quarrymen session that resulted in ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’ or the ukulele intro to the George Harrison tribute ‘Something’, to cite two examples, receiving reverent attention—no mean feat from a crowd that could barely contain itself during an ebullient ‘Dance Tonight’ (were they celebrating Memory Almost Full’s 15th birthday? Maybe…), gave up a boisterous reaction to ‘Band On The Run’ that Paul answered with a heartfelt “Thank you, Syracuseans!” The Loud House then became the light house, it’s vast interior illuminated by tens of thousands of phones for ‘Let It Be’, which led seamlessly into an intensified ‘Live And Let Die’—which somehow managed not to set any scaffolding aflame this time—before the main set came to a close with an epic ‘Hey Jude’ singalong during which Syracuse Orange basketball coach Jim Boeheim and his wife Juli were spotted representing both the fellas and the ladies choruses. 
All in all, it was another unforgettable GOT BACK evening, one that moved to theorize that “Paul McCartney is either lying about his age, or he discovered the fountain of youth at some point.”  

Steve Martin – Paul McCartney’s US publicist 
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Last updated on June 23, 2022

Carrier Dome

This was the 2nd concert played at Carrier Dome.

A total of 2 concerts have been played there • 2017Sep 23rd2022Jun 4th

Setlist for the concert




Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix



Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney




Written by Lennon - McCartney




Written by Paul McCartney




Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney


Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney


Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney





Written by Lennon - McCartney




The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney


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