So last night Paul opened his Freshen Up tour in Quebec. And from the photos and short video clips I did see, it looked amazing! I saw clips of the soundcheck group, which I always am jealous of—and it brought me back to when I got to see Paul’s soundcheck in St. Louis.
I’ll be lucky enough to be seeing another soundcheck, this time in Moline, IL.
The legendary musician has embarked on a short series of dates across Canada in support of his latest album ‘Egypt Station‘. In a four-star review, NME said: “McCartney’s always been about inclusivity and openness, but this latest glimpse into his life feels like a particularly enlightening one.”
Last night’s show at Quebec City’s Centre Vidéotron was the first proper tour date McCartney has played on this record, following a series of secret shows at London’s Abbey Road, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, and New York’s Grand Central Station. During the 39-song setlist, he dug from all corners of his back catalogue, treating fans to cuts from The Beatles, Wings and his own solo career.
During the early stages of the show, he and his band delivered a performance of Wings’ 1976 track, ‘Let ‘Em In’, which McCartney hadn’t performed live since 2012. He also included a version of The Quarrymen song ‘In Spite Of All The Danger’, while ‘Come On To Me’, ‘Fuh You’, and ‘Who Cares’ represented the new record.
I am kind of bummed I saw the setlist leaked, but oh well. I was bound to see it soon anyway. But, I am really excited to be seeing Let Em In in concert. It’s a great Wings songs and one of my personal favorites. I was lucky enough to see him perform it in St. Louis at the soundcheck, but not in an actual concert.