Boston • Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ConcertBy Paul McCartney • Part of the Got Back Tour
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Fenway Park

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This was the thirteenth date of the “Got Back” tour and the first of two consecutive nights in Boston.

From Boston Herald, June 10, 2022:

Paul McCartney grabbed a guitar and tore through the tasty riff of “Let Me Roll It” before pushing his band into a stomping snippet of Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady.” It rocked.

With McCartney being a rock star, it would be expected that his Tuesday Fenway Park show would rock. But that’s not a given. Many musicians play huge shows that lean more on nostalgia than visceral rock ’n’ roll.  McCartney indulged in some nostalgia, but he spent more time rumbling through high volume, big energy rock — “Junior’s Farm” and “Get Back” and “Band on the Run.”

McCartney gets an absurd amount of respect. He might deserve a bit more.

People gleefully crow about Willie Nelson and Keith Richards’ immortality, but forget that McCartney will be 80 next week and still fills and thrills stadiums with two and a half-hour shows — he booked Fenway for back-to-back dates Tuesday and Wednesday.

When Sir Paul first played Fenway back in 2009, he was a mere 67 and performed 34 songs. Tuesday night, the 79-year-old played two more in a set that ran from 1958 Quarrymen obscurity “In Spite of All the Danger” to songs off 2018 album “Egypt Station,” from rock to just about everything else.

[…] From wonderfully obligatory Beatles songs such as “Let It Be” and “Hey Jude” to the more obscure stuff (Wings’ jam “Letting Go” was nice), Paul had a blast. He grinned and shouted, did little dances and played half a dozen different instruments. He said he’ll be back. Hopefully he brings some new songs again next time. He has got to keep writing, got to keep adding material to a catalog that’s already astounding.

From paulmccartney.com, June 22, 2022:

Once again, Paul did it Fenway… 

But seriously folks, as anyone who’s attended one of Paul’s previous plays at the fabled Fenway Park can tell you, there’s a unique spell that’s cast only by the unique combination of Paul’s music played live on the grounds of Boston’s Cathedral of Baseball. Over the course of those legendary nights—2009’s debut two-night stand or 2013 and 2016’s return visits—there have been too many highlights to count, with guest appearances ranging from The Dead’s Bob Weir on ‘Hi Hi Hi’ to an utterly unexpected Rob Gronkowski on ‘Helter Skelter’… the one constant being that mythical blend of McCartney Green Monster Magic. 
 
Boston proved more than ready, willing and able to get back with Paul. From the crowds gathering early along the length of Lansdowne Street hoping to catch a glimpse of Paul’s arrival as he arrived through Fenway’s Gate C to the mass of fans in the stands who united to transform into a human billboard spanning the length of the field and spelling out “WE LOVE YOU PAUL,” Paul’s fifth and sixth Fenway gigs would prove every bit as extraordinary as his four prior ones — or as some who were there might argue, even more so. 
 
“McCartney gets an absurd amount of respect,” night one had the Boston Herald proclaiming — and adding, “He might deserve a bit more.” Having borne witness to the sheer surplus of love and respect that emanated from both sold out Fenways, it’s hard to see how that would even be possible. Night one’s hordes came to Rock with a capital R, greeting the indelible riffs of ‘Let Me Roll It’, ‘Junior’s Farm’ and ‘Get Back’ with howls upon howls of approval. And those enthusiastic bursts of joy were by no means reserved for the barnstormers and guitar anthems of the McCartney canon—’Maybe I’m Amazed’ was audibly and visually uplifting and drew more than a few happy tears, ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!’ took Fenway on a laser guided trip, ‘Fuh You’ was singled out by both the Boston Globe and Herald (the latter likening the 2018 Egypt Station standout to “a 2020 Harry Styles smash,” clarifying “this is meant as a compliment”)—and during ‘Hey Jude’, there was even a reported sighting of John Kerry attempting to capture the moment on his phone. […]

Steve Martin – Paul McCartney’s US publicist 
From paulmccartney.com, June 22, 2022: Paul performing at Fenway Park, Boston
From Charlie Lightening (@charlielightening) • Instagram photos and videos – What a gig. Love this venue, macca smashed it. @paulmccartney #paulmccartney #fenwaypark⚾️ #boston
From Paul McCartney’s music & magic still going strong at Fenway show – Boston Herald – BOSTON, MA – June 7: Paul McCartney performs at Fenway Park on June 7, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)
From Paul McCartney on Twitter : Hello Fenway Park! ⚾️ Are you ready for the #PaulMcCartneyGotBack tour?
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Last updated on June 30, 2022

Fenway Park

This was the 5th concert played at Fenway Park.

A total of 6 concerts have been played there • 2009Aug 5thAug 6th2013Jul 9th2016Jul 17th2022Jun 7thJun 8th

Setlist for the soundcheck


1.

Instrumental Jam


2.

Matchbox

Written by Carl Perkins


3.


4.


5.





9.


10.

Ram On

Written by Paul McCartney



12.

New

Written by Paul McCartney


13.

Setlist for the concert







6.

Medley



2.

Foxy Lady

Written by Jimi Hendrix


7.








14.

Love Me Do

Written by Lennon - McCartney


15.


16.

Blackbird

Written by Lennon - McCartney


17.


18.

New

Written by Paul McCartney


19.




22.





26.

Get Back

Written by Lennon - McCartney



28.

Let It Be

Written by Lennon - McCartney



30.

Hey Jude

Written by Lennon - McCartney


31.

Encore



2.

Birthday

Written by Lennon - McCartney


3.


4.



6.

The End

Written by Lennon - McCartney


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Ryan Whittier 5 months ago

Here’s the main setlist
1. Can’t Buy Me Love
2. Juniors Farm
3. Letting Go
4. Got To Get You Into My Life
5. Come Onto Me
6. Let Me Roll It/Foxxy Lady
7. Getting Better
8. Let Em In
9. My Valentine
10. Nineteen Hundred Eighty Five
11. Maybe I’m Amazed
12. I’ve Just Seen A Face
13. In Spite Of All The Danger
14. Love Me Do
15. Dance Tonight
16. Blackbird
17. Here Today
18. New
19. Lady Madonna
20. Fuh You
21. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
22. Something
23. Ob La Di, Ob La Da
24. You Never Give Me Your Money
25. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
26. Get Back
27. Band On The Run
28. Let It Be
29. Live And Let Die
30. Hey Jude
Encore
31. I’ve Got A Feeling
32. Birthday
33. Helter Skelter
34. Golden Slumbers
35. Carry That Weight
36. The End

Heard a bunch of the soundcheck from outside the Green Monster section of Fenway, here’s what i heard in the order i heard them. Got to the stadium just as Coming Up was ending, so there might be some that were sang beforehand. Took amateur video/audio to confirm soundcheck songs.
1. Coming Up
2. Women & Wives
3. Matchbox
4. Things We Said Today
5. Every Night
6. ??
7. ??
8. New
9. Lady Madonna


The PaulMcCartney Project 5 months ago

Thanks Ryan !


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